Whatsapp

  • 'Dad, no, seriously stop it!' These 10 Twitter screenshots show Indian parents hilariously trolling their kids on WhatsApp 18-04-2014 02:56 PM

    WhatsApping is the new verb for texting. New or old, for every smartphone owner this chat app is a basic necessity. If your parents have WhatsApp on their phones, just pray they never find out how to use it. Be very careful not to troll them while they're in the...
  • Snapshot: Photo of woman wearing saree with WhatsApp logo printed all over it conquers Indian Facebook timelines 27-03-2014 01:56 PM

    Some smart branding, this. A photo has popped up on several people's Facebook timeline. It shows a woman sitting at what appears to be a bus stop in a white sari with the WhatsApp logo printed on it. And why not? If Facebook sweatshirts and Twitter tees are cool enough,...
  • Mark Zuckerberg on a spending spree; is he living in an alternate reality? 27-03-2014 10:51 AM

    New York: Facebook's latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality. Longtime technology analyst Roger Kay wonders whether Zuckerberg "is nuts" for agreeing to pay $2 billion for Oculus less than...
  • Lok Sabha elections: When WhatsApp, BBM foxed poll officials 23-03-2014 06:21 PM

    How does one prevent hate speeches and inflammatory videos from being shared through applications like WhatsApp and on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)? Well, that's what has stumped poll officials. Having pronounced a strict code of conduct on use and misuse of social media during the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission...
  • WhatsApp, Instagram now available for Nokia X 20-03-2014 01:04 PM

    New Delhi: Two of the most popular apps - WhatsApp and Instagram - are now available for download on Nokia X. Users can get the fully functional WhatsApp version from third party stores such as 1Mobile Market or APTOiDE, both of which are accessible straight from their Nokia X. Users...
  • Modern School's viral bullying video: Once the shock wears off, let's take a good, hard look at how we are raising our kids 13-03-2014 05:17 PM

    New Delhi: If you are on WhatsApp, you would have by now been forwarded a disturbing video of a group of boys bullying a mate at what appeared to be a school's brick-lined playground. A short message usually precedes the video, now viral on WhatsApp, revealing the purported identities of...
  • WhatsApp update to hide 'last seen at' timestamp now available on Google Play 11-03-2014 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: Popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp, that is now being acquired by Facebook, has included a much-requested feature - the ability to hide the 'last seen at' timestamp. This feature was previously available only on the WhatsApp application downloaded from its official website but wansn't rolled out on Google...
  • Facebook-WhatsApp deal may be scrutinised by India's fair trade regulator CCI 09-03-2014 02:10 PM

    New Delhi: Facebook's $19 billion deal (Rs 1,16,000 crore) to acquire WhatsApp may face a detailed scrutiny by the country's fair trade regulator CCI, especially since both players have significant presence in India. The world's largest social networking site Facebook has around 1.2 billion members globally while WhatsApp - a...
  • w00w00: The exclusive hackers club that had WhatsApp, Napster founders as members 08-03-2014 02:07 PM

    San Francisco: A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion, Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate with old friends, including CEOs, reformed hackers and a few people who fell into both those camps. Conducted over snacks and...
  • Halt Facebook-WhatsApp deal, privacy groups ask regulators 07-03-2014 07:01 AM

    San Francisco: Privacy advocates have asked US regulators to halt Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp until there is a clearer understanding of how the company intends to use the personal data of WhatsApp's 450 million users. WhatsApp, a service that allows mobile phone users to send each...
  • WhatsApp founders Jan Koum, Brian Acton in Forbes' global billionaires list 05-03-2014 12:13 PM

    New York: Following Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, the two founders of the popular mobile messaging service have now earned a new distinction - a place in the Forbes's list of global billionaires. According to Forbes, 38-year-old Jan Koum, who ranks 202 in the list, is now worth $6.8...
  • Whatsapplied to bread! Amul's response to the Facebook-WhatsApp deal 26-02-2014 11:06 AM

    Amul, as expected, this time has poked fun at both WhatsApp and Facebook in its new topical. This topical comes on the heels of Facebook's announcement that it will buy popular messsaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion. The tag line "Amul. WhatsApplied to bread!" in the latest topical implies that...
  • Is Telegram emerging as WhatsApp's biggest competitor? 25-02-2014 01:28 PM

    New Delhi: Following WhatsApp's brief outage last week, millions of users reportedly jumped to a few months old messaging app Telegram. According to Telegram, almost 5 million people signed up on Telegram on Sunday, making it the No. 1 iPhone app in 48 countries. Following the WhatsApp buyout, "the app's...
  • MWC 2014: Mark Zuckerberg shares his long-term vision for WhatsApp, Internet 25-02-2014 10:27 AM

    New York: Mark Zuckerberg, known for his outsized ambitions for Facebook, is applying a similar long-term vision to bringing the Internet to the billons of people around the world who don't already have access. The 29-year-old CEO of Facebook discussed long-term plans for a world in which everyone is able...
  • Voice calling coming soon to WhatsApp: CEO Jan Koum 24-02-2014 05:53 PM

    Barcelona: The world's biggest messaging service WhatsApp will add voice calls to its product in the second quarter of this year, its CEO Jan Koum said, days after its blockbuster $19 billion acquisition by Facebook. "We are driven by the mission that people should be able to stay in touch...
  • After WhatsApp buy, Mark Zuckerberg faces new arduous race on the horizon 24-02-2014 04:36 PM

    San Francisco/Barcelona: Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will take a victory lap at the world's largest mobile technology conference in Barcelona on Monday, after beating out Google in a $19 billion acquisition of free messaging service WhatsApp. But he is facing a new arduous race on the horizon. Just...
  • WhatsApp's 'biggest' outage caused by a network router fault; founder Jan Koum issues an apology 24-02-2014 12:56 AM

    New York: WhatsApp founder Jan Koum on Sunday issued an apology and blamed a network router for Saturday's outage of the mobile messaging app. "We are sorry about the downtime," wrote Koum. "It has been our longest and biggest outage in years. It was caused by a network router fault...
  • Legalities of messenger service charges to be examined: Telecom Secy 23-02-2014 10:28 AM

    Mumbai: Telecom Secretary MF Farooqui that legal possibilities have to be examined before charging licence fee from messenger services like Whatsapp. The remarks came after telecom companies said there should be licence fee on messenger services. Here is an excerpt from the interview: CNBC: There are telecom companies I was...
  • WhatsApp goes down temporarily; service restored after brief outage 23-02-2014 10:00 AM

    Washington: WhatsApp, the rapidly expanding mobile messaging app, suffered an outage for more than three hours on Saturday, frustrating users just days after its acquisition by Facebook for $19 billion. "WhatsApp service has been restored. We are so sorry for the downtime...," WhatsApp tweeted to its more than 1 million...
  • WhatsApp now lets Android users hide their 'last seen at' timestamp. Here's how 22-02-2014 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: Popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp, that is now being acquired by Facebook, has included a much-requested feature - the ability to hide the 'last seen at' timestamp. This feature was so longer available only on WhatsApp for iPhone and was a much desired by many on other platforms...
  • What the future holds for WhatsApp after acquisition by Facebook 22-02-2014 12:15 PM

    San Francosco: In recent years, a bevy of messaging apps has fought for global domination, with many boasting a lucrative combination of communications features, online shopping and games. But this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent a staggering $19 billion to buy WhatsApp, the contender with perhaps the simplest functionality...
  • Will Facebook dilute WhatsApp's appeal? The fears of a WhatsApp fan 21-02-2014 07:53 AM

    New York: When I used WhatsApp to tell my family about Facebook's $19 billion purchase of the company that makes my favorite app, I punctuated the message with a string of crying emojis (cartoon faces). I'm paranoid that Facebook's massive data-gathering operation will enable advertisers to stalk me based on...
  • Facebook to pay WhatsApp $2 billion if deal fails 20-02-2014 05:31 PM

    New York: Social networking giant Facebook will have to shell out $2 billion (over Rs 12,500 crore) if its acquisition of the instant messaging service Whatsapp fails to get necessary approvals. The California-based Facebook has inked a deal to acquire WhatsApp, its largest acquisition ever, for $19 billion ($4 billion...
  • Only 14 listed Indian companies valued higher than WhatsApp 20-02-2014 05:23 PM

    How big is the Facebook-Whats App deal? Sample this: Only 14 Indian listed companies are valued more than WhatsApp. These big 14 are: TCS , Reliance , ITC , ONGC , Infosys , Coal India , HDFC Bank , Wipro , Sun Pharma , Tata Motors , HDFC , HUL...
  • The best of Facebook-WhatsApp jokes on Twitter 20-02-2014 04:23 PM

    As expected, Twitter is abuzz with funny tweets soon after Facebook announced that it is buying the popular messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion. Take a look at the jokes below and enjoy. If you too have jokes on the WhatsApp buyout, do share in the comments section below. ...
  • Why WhatsApp is so big in India 20-02-2014 03:27 PM

    New Delhi: While much of India slept Thursday morning, one news of a big-time sale spread in minutes through the country, on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, long before the mainstream media picked it up. Facebook was buying WhatsApp for $16 billion in stock and cash, going up to a likely...
  • Facebook buying WhatsApp for $19 bn: Rejections, food stamps part of the rags to riches story of WhatsApp co-founders Jan Koum, Brian Acton 20-02-2014 11:43 AM

    New Delhi: "While others sought attention, Jan and Brian (WhatsApp co-founders) shunned the spotlight, refusing even to hang a sign outside the WhatsApp offices in Mountain View," wrote venture capitalist Jim Goetz in a post on behalf of Sequoia Capital, the only venture firm that backed WhatsApp. This statement in...
  • BlackBerry shares surge after Facebook bid for WhatsApp 20-02-2014 10:24 AM

    Toronto: Facebook Inc's stunning $19 billion bid for fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp sent shares of BlackBerry Ltd surging after the closing bell on Wednesday, as investors were cheered by the lofty valuation for the messaging platform. The deal sent shares in BlackBerry up as much as 9 per cent in...
  • Facebook set to buy Whatsapp for a whopping $ 19 billion 20-02-2014 10:11 AM

    Social networking website Facebook is all set to buy popular mobile messaging service Whatsapp for a whopping $ 19 billion in cash and stocks. Whatsapp Co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will now join the Board of Directors of Facebook. Whatsapp will, however, continue to work independent of Facebook's existing messaging...