Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg the new mobile king

BARCELONA: Billionaire 29-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stars in the mobile industry’s biggest fair Monday, fresh from his $19 billion (14-billion-euro) takeover of smartphone messenger WhatsApp.                                      The keynote speaker on the opening day of the February 24-27 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Zuckerberg has come a long way in the mobile world in …

New Google Maps now available for all

Google makes the new Maps a default interface, offers improved keyword search, new imagery of all places and better directions for all transit modes. Google has rolled out the latest version of Maps for all users worldwide after working in pre-view mode for nearly a year. The new interface is more streamlined and offers smart …

Why Facebook is buying WhatsApp for a whopping $19bn

Facebook is betting huge on mobile with an eye-popping cash-and-stock deal worth up to $19 billion for Internet Age smartphone messaging service WhatsApp. The surprise, mega-deal announced on Wednesday bolsters the world’s biggest social network — which has more than 1.2 billion members — with the 450-million-strong WhatsApp, which will be operated independently with its …

Facebook rejected WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton for a job in 2009

Facebook is betting huge on mobile with an eye-popping cash-and-stock deal worth up to $19 billionfor Internet Age smartphone messaging service WhatsApp. The surprise, mega-deal announced on Wednesday bolsters the world’s biggest social network – which has more than 1.2 billion members – with the 450-million-strong WhatsApp, which will be operated independently with its own board.   …

Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion

NEW YORK: Facebook Inc will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, as the world’s largest social network looks for ways to boost its popularity, especially among a younger crowd.                                             The acquisition of the hot messaging service with more than 450 million users around the world stunned many Silicon Valley …

Android handsets are a lot cheaper than iPhones? Shocking!

While it might seem obvious that an Android phone is cheaper than Apple’s iPhone range, the average price of a phone running Google’s OS is now half the price of that from the Cupertino brand. According to statistics site Statista (where you can see the price differences rising over the years) that difference currently sits …

Galaxy S5 to launch with only a Full HD display?

Bored of S5 rumours? Well, here’s another: Samsung could be struggling to make enough high-res screens Last week we’d have bet heavily on a few inalienable truths about Samsung’s next flagship phone: the Galaxy S5 will have a larger screen, it’ll come in two flavours, and the headline model will have a QHD display.                        But …

Apple iOS 7.1 close to final release

Many people didn’t understand how Apple could take so long with iOS 7.1, though we have been able to detail the company’s progress every step of the way. We have learned that Apple will most likely not release another iOS 7.1 beta for download, meaning that the public release of the software should be available …

More users will login through mobile: Facebook

Facebook expects a decline in number of users logging on the social networking website through PCs globally, especially from the US and other developed markets of Europe and Asia. The California-headquartered firm projects that the future growth will come from mobile, helped by more and more users in emerging markets, especially India, logging on the …

Bharti Airtel set to acquire Loop Mobile in a Rs 700-crore deal

MUMBAI: Bharti Airtel is set to acquire Loop Mobile in a Rs 700-crore deal that may be announced as early as this week in what will be the first consolidation move in the country’s telecom industry since 2008, taking India’s biggest operator to the top spot in Mumbai, three people involved in the deal told …