What of Google+ hangouts? Is this new messenger function somehow being rolled into that service? It could be a good idea, since both are ways to stay connected, but unlikely that Google would have two services with the same name. What do you think? Is 'Hangout' better than 'Babel'?
Why is Google being so complimentary about Facebook Home?
Google has been making some positive comments about Facebook Home, these seem strangely odd, first because many users are being quite negative about Facebook Home, and second because you don't see Google making the same comments about HTC Sense, TouchWiz or Amazon's UI on the Kindle Fire. So what is Google up to?
A WhatsApp exec told a publication that the company isn't selling to Google, thus denying recent reports that suggested the Search giant would be paying around $1 billion for the popular messaging app.