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In 2012 Facebook acquired Instagram in a deal which was its biggest acquisition yet at $1bn! Now the social network giant has acquired the popular messaging app, WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion in cash and stock. WhatsApp currently has over 450 million monthly users and growing and is poplar mostly with teenagers and/or anyone looking to avoid text message charges.  It allows users to send messages over internet connections hence avoiding text messaging fees. The company claims it is currently registering one million new users a day. The acquisition byRead More
Just in time for December rockies! Popular photo-sharing service, Instagram will let users send private messages to each other before 2014. This comes according to Mashable via GigaOM. Allowing users to send private messages will add Instagram to the realm of major social networks, including its parent company, Facebook. This could possibly put them in in competition with each other as it will let users interact beyond just likes and comments. What I’d really like to know is if users would be able to share links with this. Are youRead More
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In the small messaging app eats large corporation’s messaging app world, Tecno’s Palmchat is the new one the block. The Chinese have refused to carry last. In the last year we’ve seen Tencent’s WeChat grow astronomically alongside Line, Viber and WhatsApp. They’re growing so fast, Google just had to launch Hangouts in competition. Enter Palmchat: The most likely and yet unlikely contender. I stumbled across it a few days ago when I was checking out 2go for Android. Palmchat is just like any other messaging service but it’s got featuresRead More
Mobile social network, 2go finally released an Android version of its popular feature phone app. Founded in 2007 by Ashley Wolff and Alan Peter, the company rose to 10 million active users with only four developers and has been recruiting in the last six months to bring this version to the market. Alan Wolff says Android is the fastest growing platform in Africa with under $50 devices on the horizon although feature phones make up 88 percent of its 2go’s usage. 2go currently has over 30 million users. The AndroidRead More
Following rumors that BBM for Android and iOS will launch on June 27, BlackBerry has said in a statement to Mashable that the rumored date is incorrect. BlackBerry first announced BBM for Android and iOS at its BlackBerry Live event last month. They also announced a new BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Q5. The rumour spread after a tweet by T-Mobile UK said that the messaging application will launch for Android and iOS devices on June 27. T-Mobile has since deleted the tweet. BBM is one of the major attractions to BlackBerry’sRead More
BlackBerry announced that they will be allowing their messenger service, BBM go cross-platform to iOS and Android devices starting this summer. According to BlackBerry, the first version of the new BBM for iOS and Android is expected to have the following features: The immediacy of BBM chats Multi-person chats Voice note sharing BlackBerry Groups, where BBM users are able to set up groups of up to 30 people and share calendar, photos, files and more Looks like iOS and Android users will have to wait for some features like BBMRead More
Facebook has launched ‘Facebook Messenger’ an App for Android and iPhone that allows its users send messages through its network. This comes after facebook’s acquisition of group messaging app Beluga in march. This is Facebook’s second official mobile application outside the official Facebook app. It is currently available in the App Store and on Android Market. The app works very smoothly, all you have to do is login to the messenger and you’ll immediately see your recent chats or messages. Messages are sent in real-time and there’s no need toRead More