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WhatsApp Used to Send a Record 14 Billion Messages on New Year’s Eve in India

WhatsApp Used to Send a Record 14 Billion Messages on New Year’s Eve in India HIGHLIGHTS 3.1 billion images, 700 million GIFs, and 610 million videos were sent WhatsApp recently rolled out the ability to share GIF images WhatsApp has more than 160 million monthly active users in India On New Year’s Eve, 14 billion messages were exchanged through WhatsApp ... Read More »

Mobile Marketing Will Generate $400 Billion in Sales by 2015

If you sell directly to U.S. customers or provide marketing services to clients who do, pay attention. A recent report says a growing mobile market is already generating billions in U.S. sales. And businesses are also spending billions to market to customers via mobile channels. The Mobile Marketing Association, a global trade association for the mobile marketing industry, says those numbers ... Read More »

Snapchat Seeks to Raise $4 Billion, Avoid Vine’s Fate

Social messaging app Snapchat is reportedly seeking to raise as much as $4 billion in an initial public offering expected to take place at the start of next year. Details of the Planned Snapchat IPO Insiders familiar with the plans told reporters at Bloomberg that Snapchat is currently in the process of filing for a listing with a view to ... Read More »

Microsoft Seeks EU Approval for $26 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition

Microsoft sought EU antitrust approval on Friday for its $26 billion bid for social network LinkedIn, a spokesman said on Friday, kicking off a month-long review by regulators of its largest deal. “We filed today,” company spokesman Robin Koch said. He said the European Commission has set a November 22 deadline to examine the case. The EUcompetition authority can either clear ... Read More »

Nokia D1C Android Device, Samsung’s $5.3 Billion Note, Uber Raises Fares, and More: Your 360 Daily

Nokia D1C Android Device, Samsung’s $5.3 Billion Note, Uber Raises Fares, and More: Your 360 Daily HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall to hurt Samsung for two quarters Nokia’s Android-powered D1C device may be a tablet, not a smartphone Uber has raised the fares for trips longer than 20km by up to 100 percent Here’s your daily recap of technology ... Read More »

Yahoo Hack Could Affect $4.83 Billion Buyout Deal, Says Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday it has a “reasonable basis” to believe Yahoo Inc’s massive data breach of email accounts represents a material impact that could allow Verizon to withdraw from its $4.83 billion dealto buy the technology company. Verizon’s general counsel Craig Silliman told reporters at a roundtable in Washington the data breach could trigger a clause in ... Read More »

Instagram Hits 1 Billion Downloads on Google Play

HIGHLIGHTS Instagram enjoys 500 million monthly users 300 million people use the app everyday It recently introduced ‘Snapchat clone’ Instagram Stories feature Instagram has crossed a new milestone by achieving 1 billion downloads on Google Play. What is more noteworthy is that Instagram is the nineteenth app to do so, joining the scarce billion-downloads club. The social sharing app enjoys ... Read More »

Instagram Hits 1 Billion Downloads on Google Play

HIGHLIGHTS Instagram enjoys 500 million monthly users 300 million people use the app everyday It recently introduced ‘Snapchat clone’ Instagram Stories feature Instagram has crossed a new milestone by achieving 1 billion downloads on Google Play. What is more noteworthy is that Instagram is the nineteenth app to do so, joining the scarce billion-downloads club. The social sharing app enjoys ... Read More »

Google Wants to Bring 1 Billion Indians Online: Rajan Anandan

Tech giant Google today said it has set a target of taking the number the of Indians using Internet to a whopping one billion-mark. “We have a very simple mission in India. We want to get a billion Indians online,” its Vice President for South East Asia and India, Rajan Anandan said at an event in Mumbai. However he did ... Read More »

Relatives of Palestinian Attack Victims Sue Facebook for $1 Billion in US

A group of Israelis and Americans filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking $1 billion in damages from Facebook Inc. for allegedly facilitating deadly Palestinian militant attacks on their loved ones. The plaintiffs, relatives of four Israeli-US dual nationals and one visiting US citizen who died in attacks in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or the occupied West Bank between 2014 and 2016, ... Read More »