Daum Kakao Acquiring Path Messaging App as it fights to stay relevant in Mobile Messaging

Daum Kakao Acquiring Path Messaging App as it fights to stay relevant in Mobile Messaging

While it is the most popular app in South Korea, outside of its home turf, KakaoTalk has been struggling to acquire users against global messaging…

Top Connect Acquires TravelSIMshop.com, Migrating Users to TravelSIM

Top Connect Acquires TravelSIMshop.com, Migrating Users to TravelSIM

Telecoms firm Top Connect (www.topconnect.com) today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Austrian-based TravelSIMshop.com and has transferred its users to the TravelSim (www.travelsim.com)…

Could We See Voice Recognition via Wit Become an Integral Part of Facebook Messenger in the Future?

Could We See Voice Recognition via Wit Become an Integral Part of Facebook Messenger in the Future?

Facebook has just purchased Wit.ai, a voice recognition service that could see the social network launch a feature for its Facebook Messenger app akin to…

Kik Announces $38.3 Million Series C Funding, Acquisition of GIF Messenger Relay

Kik Announces $38.3 Million Series C Funding, Acquisition of GIF Messenger Relay

Kik has just announced that it has acquired Relay, a leading GIF messenger, and raised a $38.3 million Series C round of funding. The addition…

New Call Purchases 70 Percent Stake in Nimbuzz Messaging App for $175 Million

New Call Purchases 70 Percent Stake in Nimbuzz Messaging App for $175 Million

In a bid to invest in the hot India technology space, UK-based New Call, a provider of fixed line and broadband services, has purchased a…

European Union Approves Facebook’s $19 Billion Acquisition of WhatsApp Messenger

European Union Approves Facebook’s $19 Billion Acquisition of WhatsApp Messenger

It may have been a long time coming, but as predicted last month, the major Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp has been approved by the European…

Report: Facebook Deal to Purchase WhatsApp Will Receive “Unconditional” European Union Approval

Report: Facebook Deal to Purchase WhatsApp Will Receive “Unconditional” European Union Approval

Facebook, the world’s most popular social network, will win unconditional EU regulatory approval for its $19 billion offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp, the largest…

European Union to Decide on Facebook, WhatsApp Deal by October 3

European Union to Decide on Facebook, WhatsApp Deal by October 3

European Union antitrust regulators are asking Facebook’s rivals and telecoms operators whether Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp will be anticompetitive and lead to price increases. Facebook,…

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