Slingshot launches data only plans for online messaging
Featured Telco Review Slingshot says many mobile phone users only use the call function when they need to get hold of people urgently, and that a growing number of their users prefer to communicate via messaging apps such as Facebook, email and Whatsapp. Read More →
Facebook to take on Telco’s with VoIP service
Telco Review More online competitors coming for the calling revenues of Telcos Read More →
WhatsApp sets the Facebook record straight…
NetGuide There has been a lot of inaccurate and careless information circulating about what WhatsApp’s future partnership with Facebook would mean for its users’ data and privacy. Read More →
Wave of consolidation will occur in social messaging in 2014
Telco Review The recent acquisitions of WhatsApp by Facebook and Viber by Rakuten signal that social communications, and particularly messaging, are becoming a core part of OTT services. Read More →
WhatsApp’s “values and beliefs will not change”
NetGuide ‘If partnering with Facebook meant that we had to change our values, we wouldn’t have done it.” Read More →
Facebook aims to connect the “next billion”
Telco Review “Zuckerberg’s proposal is Facebook-centric, with the social network and OTT players reaping the immediate benefits.” Read More →
US$16 billion Facebook acquisition or Air Reward Points…?
Featured NetGuide WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum reveals mega-bucks Facebook deal hung in the balance after he refused to miss a flight because it was booked with Air Reward Points. Read More →
WhatsUp with WhatsApp?
NetGuide “Can’t believe all these people are crying about Whatsapp not working, do some exercise, do some work, learn a language.” Read More →
Is Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition a surprise?
NetGuide Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp should come as no surprise and makes sense for both parties, although there are some key challenges ahead in terms of how Facebook develops and monetises WhatsApp going forward. Read More →
WhatsApp coming over the hill? It’s a US$16 billion Facebook acquisition
Featured NetGuide “WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people – the services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable.” Read More →