Wish, Netflix, Uber and ~100 others testing WhatsApp’s new Business API

Wish, Netflix, Uber and ~100 others testing WhatsApp’s new Business API

Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced the launch of its first revenue-generating enterprise product, the WhatsApp Business API. The API allows businesses to respond to messages from WhatsApp users for free up to 24 hours, then…

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Chat app Line hopes its own crypto token can solve its user growth problem

Chat app Line hopes its own crypto token can solve its user growth problem

Line, the Japanese messaging app firm that’s best known for its cutesy characters and stickers, is pushing deeper into crypto after it launched its own token to help grow its stagnant user base. Line went public two…

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Rebuilding employee philanthropy from the bottom up

Rebuilding employee philanthropy from the bottom up

In tech circles, it would be easy to assume that the world of high-impact charitable giving is a rich man’s game where deals are inked at exclusive black tie galas over fancy hors d’oeuvre. Both Mark…

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Haven’t Tried WhatsApp Group Video Calling Yet? Here’s How To Use It

Haven’t Tried WhatsApp Group Video Calling Yet? Here’s How To Use It

Image Source: WhatsApp.com (screenshot) Earlier this week, WhatsApp announced that it had added group video calling and voice calling features to its messaging service. It has updated its Android and iOS apps to let users…

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Facebook’s Growth Is Slowing, Thus It Now Orders WhatsApp To Make Money

Facebook’s Growth Is Slowing, Thus It Now Orders WhatsApp To Make Money

HeikoAL / Pixabay Facebook is now finally ready with a plan to monetize WhatsApp, the messaging service that it acquired four years back for a whopping $22 billion. After surprising investors last week by revealing…

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Facebook loses $120 billion in market cap after awful Q2 earnings

Facebook loses $120 billion in market cap after awful Q2 earnings

Facebook’s share price fell over 20 percent in after-hours trading today after the company announced its slowest-ever user growth rate and a scary warning that its revenue growth would rapidly decelerate. Before today’s brutal Q2…

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More Fake Whatsapp Messages Lead To Another Woman Lynching

More Fake Whatsapp Messages Lead To Another Woman Lynching

antonbe / Pixabay Fake WhatsApp messages led to yet another lynching in India this week. This time, the victim of the mob lynching was a mentally challenged woman. India was recently declared the most dangerous…

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WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation

WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation

In a bid to cut down on the spread of false information and spam, WhatsApp recently added labels that indicate when a message has been forwarded. Now the company is sharpening that strategy by imposing…

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WhatsApp now marks forwarded messages to curb the spread of deadly misinformation

WhatsApp now marks forwarded messages to curb the spread of deadly misinformation

WhatsApp just introduced a new feature designed to help its users identify the origin of information that they receive in the messaging app. For the first time, a forwarded WhatsApp message will include an indicator…

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Facebook buys ads in Indian newspapers to warn about WhatsApp fakes

Facebook buys ads in Indian newspapers to warn about WhatsApp fakes

As Twitter finally gets serious about purging fake accounts, and YouTube says it will try to firefight conspiracy theories and fake news flaming across its platform with $25M to fund bona fide journalism, Facebook-owned WhatsApp…

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AI spots legal problems with tech T&Cs in GDPR research project

AI spots legal problems with tech T&Cs in GDPR research project

Technology is the proverbial double-edged sword. And an experimental European research project is ensuring this axiom cuts very close to the industry’s bone indeed by applying machine learning technology to critically sift big tech’s privacy…

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WhatsApp copies Telegram to add one-way ‘broadcast’ mode to group chats

WhatsApp copies Telegram to add one-way ‘broadcast’ mode to group chats

“Good artists borrow great artists steal” is a phrase that Facebook seems acutely aware of. It’s common to speak of Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-app-now-social-network, borrowing from Snapchat, but now Facebook’s WhatsApp chat app is increasingly…

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Google rolls out Messages on the web for Android users

Google rolls out Messages on the web for Android users

Messages, Google’s more recent focus for its scattered messaging efforts following its decision to “pause” work on Allo, is now available for web users. The company announced that it would begin rolling out Messages for…

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Truecaller makes first acquisition to build out payment and financial services in India

Truecaller makes first acquisition to build out payment and financial services in India

Sweden’s Truecaller started out life as a service that screens calls and messages to weed out spammers. In recent times the company has switched its focus to India, its largest market based on users, adding…

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The largest buys of tech’s Big Five: a look at M&A deals

The largest buys of tech’s Big Five: a look at M&A deals

In startup land, the mandate is to get bought, go public or die trying. And, as far as getting bought goes, one of tech’s Big Five could be a desirable acquirer. They have a lot…

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US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018

US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities Here is where CEOs of heavily funded startups went to school With Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of…

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Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over “forced consent”

Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over “forced consent”

After two years coming down the pipe at tech giants, Europe’s new privacy framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is now being applied — and long time Facebook privacy critic, Max Schrems, has wasted…

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Zuckerberg didn’t make any friends in Europe today

Zuckerberg didn’t make any friends in Europe today

Speaking in front of EU lawmakers today Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg namechecked the GDPR’s core principles of “control, transparency and accountability” — claiming his company will deliver on all that, come Friday, when a new…

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