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When the announcement hit that Facebook was snapping up WhatsApp (beating out Google in the process), the gargantuan $19 billion price tag was hard to justify. But, with 465 million active users per month, there's a lot of potential for other, perhaps more profitable services. Today at MWC, TechCr...

February 24th 2014 at 6:56am 0 Comments
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WhatsApp (US$0.99) is a mobile messaging app with a difference -- instead of putting up with ads in a free app, users pay for the app instead. On other mobile platforms, WhatsApp has gone to a subscription-based model, with an annual fee to use the service. The company is now going to put the iOS...

March 18th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments