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Gasping to stay in the game, Yahoo Messenger adds video sharing feature

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | More »

Yahoo! Inc. has announced a new feature that will allow users of its Messenger chat service to share videos, in the latest attempt to claw back lost ground in an intensely competitive market dominated by the likes of Facebook and Google. The new feature comes after Yahoo’s long run as an independe...


How the nanu app seeks to change the Internet telephony game in India

Telecom operators in India have been at loggerheads with over-the-top (OTT) players such as WhatsApp, Viber and Skype saying these apps hurt their revenue and use for free the data that the phone companies paid for. Consumers have lapped up these apps to send messages, though rarely for voice calls ...

7 July, 2016 | More »


WhatsApp is now available on desktop. Does the move target publishers?

Oh, Mark Zuckerberg! Has an app ever been expected to transform into a platform that’s simultaneously intimate and expansive? Not really. When Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, the overwhelming reaction to the deal was: Why WhatsApp and for $19 billion? It appeared to be an incredulous and a...

11 May, 2016 | More »


India becomes top market with 40M users for instant messaging service Viber

Instant messaging player Viber has crossed 40 million user mark in India — its largest userbase globally. “We have crossed 40 million registered users, and India is now our biggest market. It’s a key milestone for us and this is a clear sign of the surging popularity of the platfor...

22 April, 2015 | More »


TRAI paper on broadband next month; WhatsApp, Skype etc in queue

The telecom regulator TRAI will invite views of public on issues related to roll out of broadband in the country by end of next month. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is also planning to issue a consultation paper to discuss regulatory framework around Over-the-top (OTT) players like Whats...

21 August, 2014 | More »


TRAI rejects telcos’ proposal to charge fee on services like WhatsApp, Viber & Skype

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has decided against a proposal from telecom operators to make companies that offer popular services like WhatsApp, Viber and Skype share part of their revenues with them or the government, according to a The Economic Times report. “The regulator has...

19 August, 2014 | More »


Orange launches smartphone app for free calls, texts

Orange, the mobile brand of France Telecom, launched a global free calling and texting application on Thursday, in direct competition with services such as Skype, WhatsApp and Viber. Telecom operators around the globe have suffered as free calling and texting services have proliferated over the past...

23 November, 2012 | More »