Facebook Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire WhatsApp Messenger for $16 Billion
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Facebook Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire WhatsApp Messenger for $16 Billion

In a very surprising move, Facebook announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase WhatsApp Messenger, which has gained a very large…

BlackBerry Messenger Extends to Android 2.3 Gingerbread Users
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BlackBerry Messenger Extends to Android 2.3 Gingerbread Users

If you’ve been unable to count yourself among the more than 40 million registered users of BBM on Android (and iOS), then you just might…

VidTalk Walkie-Talkie Wants to Connect People Fast With 9-Second Video Messages Over iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
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VidTalk Walkie-Talkie Wants to Connect People Fast With 9-Second Video Messages Over iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Video messaging meets Snapchat meets push to talk with VidTalk, a new application currently available for iOS devices. VidTalk looks to make “connecting with friends…

KakaoTalk for PC Receives Major Update That Brings Profile, UI Improvements and Platform Enhancements
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KakaoTalk for PC Receives Major Update That Brings Profile, UI Improvements and Platform Enhancements

If you’re using KakaoTalk for your Windows desktop PC, you’ll be happy to know that version 1.1.6.505 has just been released, introducing a number of…

Skype and Lync Continue Steady Convergence With Video Calls Demonstrated Between Both Platforms
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Skype and Lync Continue Steady Convergence With Video Calls Demonstrated Between Both Platforms

After resolving a large complaint regarding its Skype calling and messaging service just days ago, Microsoft seems intent on turning its attention to its other…

Instant Messaging to Account for 75% of Mobile Messaging Traffic by 2018, Will Generate Only 2% of Revenues
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Instant Messaging to Account for 75% of Mobile Messaging Traffic by 2018, Will Generate Only 2% of Revenues

A new report from Juniper Research highlights the growing disparity between traffic volumes and revenues in the mobile messaging market. It states that despite accounting…

HolidayPhone Partners With Hotels.com to Offer Discounted Roaming-Free Mobile Services For Those Traveling Abroad
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HolidayPhone Partners With Hotels.com to Offer Discounted Roaming-Free Mobile Services For Those Traveling Abroad

Stockholm, Sweden-based HolidayPhone has just inked a partnership with Hotels.com this week that will provide travelers who are planning to utilize the online hotel booking…

Investors, Analysts “Skeptical” of the Profitability of Rakuten’s Acquisition of Viber
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Investors, Analysts “Skeptical” of the Profitability of Rakuten’s Acquisition of Viber

While last week’s announced acquisition of Viber by Japanese internet retailer Rakuten Inc. didn’t really come as a surprise to us (acquisitions and merges of…

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