Japanese ecommerce and Internet giant Rakuten will acquire Viber, the cross-platform messaging service, for $900 million.
BBM for Android is finally out! After a long time waiting, the service makes its somewhat triumphant return. Is it worth using? Here’s our full review.
Today on Google Play Weekly, we talk about Nox, Timely, a Nintendo DS emulator called Drastic, a Google Play Store update, and a whole lot more.
The wildly popular messaging service Whatsapp announced it reached 300 million active users, as well as the rollout of a new push-to-talk feature.
Blackberry Messenger will be making its way to Android this summer, but isn’t it a little too late to bring this aging app to a platform with plenty of decent alternatives?
Speaking today at D: Dive Into Mobile in New York City, CEO Jan Koum broke the news that WhatsApp is now used by over 200 million monthly active users. On an average day, they see 12 billion outbound messages, and 8 billion inbound messages.
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.
A Digital Trends report suggests that Google and Whatsapp have been in talks over the past few weeks to discuss a potential acquisition.
The Verizon Messages app has been updated to support cross-platform SMS messaging. The app works on smartphones, tablets and PCs (via browser).
WhatsApp for Android has been updated to use the Holo theme in its UI as part of a new beta version that’s available for download on the official web site.