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FTC Tells Facebook to Preserve WhatsApp Privacy Pledge Changes would be considered a deceptive practice

The Federal Trade Commission warned Facebook that it must stick to its word about maintaining WhatsApp's privacy policies. If it goes back on the public statements both parties made when…

April 10, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

Messaging App Line Seeks U.S. Ad Agencies to Help Spread the Word Plans to invest more than $10 million in marketing

Messaging app Line is in the midst of hiring advertising agencies to expand its distinctly Asian flavor of communication into the U.S., Adweek has learned. The Japan-based mobile company has met…

April 8, 2014, 6:07 AM EDT

Skype's Message to Facebook and WhatsApp: Millennial Use Growing Tops 300 million people

Skype is making its case to marketers that it is hip with millennials, that highly coveted youth demographic. Skype now counts more than 300 million users and said it reaches…

March 31, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

Zuckerberg's Grip Already Causes Rift With Oculus Fans Virtual reality backers dismayed by Facebook acquisition

Well, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clearly excited about the virtual reality future, but not everyone is excited to have him in the close-knit Oculus VR community. Zuckerberg just announced that…

March 25, 2014, 7:34 PM EDT

Facebook Buys Oculus for $2 Billion Sees future in virtual reality headset

Facebook has just announced a $2 billion deal to buy Oculus VR, the immersive virtual reality headset maker. In the announcement, CEO Mark Zuckerberg reiterated his company's mobile-first focus while…

March 25, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

Does Foursquare Offer Enough to Woo Advertisers Long Term? Some stats on the social-mobile company

During this year’s mercilessly cold winter, Foursquare managed to reignite its business, scoring a $15 million funding round from Microsoft as well as a three-month integrated campaign with Heineken. The…

March 23, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

Messaging App Tango Raises $280 Million Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba helps

Tango is the latest messaging app to attract big dollars, with Alibaba Group leading a fundraising round of $280 million. The Mountain View, Calif-company is among the growing mobile messaging…

March 20, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

Privacy Groups Ask FTC to Halt Facebook's Acquisition of WhatsApp Social giant's practices said to violate WhatsApp privacy policy

A group of privacy organizations are calling for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and halt Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. In a complaint filed Thursday, the Electronic Privacy Information…

March 7, 2014, 10:26 AM EST

Did Facebook Truly Get a $16 Billion Bargain? [Video] John Tejada with the stories you don't want to miss today

In today's headlines, we look at the mighty audience that WhatsApp brings to Facebook, plus here's our take on that hovering skateboard spot and what are they putting in Coca-Cola these days?  

March 5, 2014, 11:56 AM EST

The Top 3 Social Messaging Apps Among Smartphone Users And a look at who's actually using WhatsApp

Facebook paid a staggering $19 billion for WhatsApp. While it trails Facebook as a messaging app in the United States, WhatsApp dwarfs Facebook in terms of monthly active users. Below,…

March 4, 2014, 10:51 PM EST

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