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Screenshots appear to show WhatsApp’s new VoIP calling feature on iOS

Facebook-owned, cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp was reported to be working on voice over IP calling for a future update of the app set to roll out this spring. Now, leaked screenshots appear to show the feature in use on the iOS version of the app. The screenshots, embedded in full below, from Italian Apple blog iPhoneItalia purport to show an…

Google denies bidding for WhatsApp

Google’s Sundar Pichai has denied that his company made a bid for messaging app WhatsApp at Mobile World Congress. Pichain, who is the Senior Vice President in charge of Chrome, Android and apps, said that the reports of Google attempting to buy WhatsApp were “simply untrue”. WhatsApp was recently acquired by social media giant Facebook for a…

WhatsApp to add voice communications in Q2, 2014

WhatsApp, the mobile messaging startup that was recently acquired by Facebook for a staggering $16 billion in cash and stock and $3 billion in restricted stock units, will expand to voice communications in the second quarter of this year, co-founder and chief executive Jan Koum announced earlier today. Koum at Mobile World Congress: We want to make…

Report: Facebook acquiring WhatsApp for $16 billion

A report has just started making it’s way around the internet saying that Facebook will be purchasing WhatsApp for an enormous $16 billion. Yes, with a b. That’s an insane amount of money, but not something unheard of in this day and age of companies buying other companies. Facebook has said that $4 billion of this will be in cash, while $12 billion will…

Facebook Paper first impressions

I’ve been a user of Facebook for a while, but have been gradually looking to Twitter and other forms of social media recently; but that is all about to change with the release of Facebook’s new Paper application. This application is the perfect combination of usability and great design. It uses playful but intuitive animations, as well as a great use of…

Facebook’s Paper arrives on US App Store

Facebook’s hotly anticipated news application Paper has finally arrived on the app store. The free service is a Filpboard-esque news app that brings you stories from a customizeable news feed, as well as content specifically selected by Facebook editors. The service can be tailored around a dozen categories, including sports, food, science and…