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WhatsApp to withdraw support from millions of devices by year-end

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently announced in a blogpost that the messaging platform would no longer be functional on older devices and operating systems as early as the end of this year. The announcement comes after WhatsApp earlier this year said that it would pull out of providing support for old...

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Facebook acquires facial recognition startup Faciometrics

Menlo Park, California-based social media behemoth Facebook Inc. has acquired facial recognition startup Faciometrics for an undisclosed amount to bring fun effects to photo and videos, VentureBeat reported. “We’re excited to welcome the Faciometrics team who will help bring more fun effects to ...

17 November, 2016 | More »

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Snapchat confidentially files for an IPO: report

Photo messaging service Snapchat confidentially filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), sometime before Donald J Trump was declared President-elect of the United States, according to a Reuters report filed a few hours ago, citing unnamed sources. While...

16 November, 2016 | More »

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Facebook launches Flash in third attempt to quash Snapchat

Social media giant Facebook Inc. has been relentlessly trying to takeover Instagram’s market share. It has either been launching competitive products or simply buying them out. In its third attempt, Facebook has launched Flash, the new standalone app has Instagram’s short-lived photo and video m...

11 November, 2016 | More »

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Instagram emulates Facebook Live, to launch video feature Go Insta

Facebook-owned photo sharing app Instagram is all set to launch ‘Go Insta’, a live video service similar to that of Facebook Live. ‘Live is really exciting for us. It can enhance what we are doing. If I am trying to strengthen relationships with someone I love, then streaming video would b...

11 November, 2016 | More »

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WhatsApp testing Snapchat-like status feature

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp is now facing stiff competition with the likes of Google Allo, Snapchat and Hike adding new features to its interface. To stay relevant WhatsApp is testing a new interface with the status updates tab. WhatsApp’s new feature will allow users to send images to its...

4 November, 2016 | More »

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Snapchat ​aims to raise $4 bn in IPO

US-based instant messaging app Snapchat is reportedly planning to raise as much as $4 billion in its initial share sale. According to a report in Bloomberg, the initial public offering (IPO) could value Snapchat, owned by Snap Inc., as high as $40 billion. The report added that,  according to peopl...

27 October, 2016 | More »

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Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to be lead bankers for Snapchat’s IPO

Photo messaging service Snapchat is all set to hit the markets. With its initial public offering slated for March, Snap Inc, Snapchat’s parent, has shortlisted banks to lead and manage the exercise. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group will lead the offering, a report by news agency Bloomberg ci...

13 October, 2016 | More »

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Instagram launches a replica of Snapchat “Stories”

Instagram, the photo sharing app owned by Facebook, has taken a leaf out of rival Snapchat’s book and launched a feature which allows users to tell stories of their day by posting pictures and videos that disappear in 24 hours. The feature, called “Instagram Stories”, allows users to share as ...

3 August, 2016 | More »

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Tech startups: Time for a reality check?

Has the moment of reckoning arrived for Indian internet companies? As India’s e-commerce poster boy Flipkart suffered its fifth markdown this week, this was the question that was on everyone’s lips. Around $5.8 billion has been shaved off its mid-2015 value of $15.2 billion when it last ...

28 May, 2016 | More »

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