Friday, August 22, 2014   

WhatsApp to connect more people
(02-20 10:27)

In just five years, WhatsApp grew into a smartphone messaging service used by hundreds of millions in world capitals.
The Silicon Valley-based startup founded by former Yahoo employees Brian Acton and Jan Koum in 2009 took its name from a play on the phrase “What's Up,'' according to its website.
The stated mission was to build a better alternative to traditional SMS messaging.
WhatsApp Messenger is a platform for sending images, video, audio, or text messages for free over the internet using data connections of smartphones.
The application is free, but after using it for a year, there is an annual subscription fee of 99 US cents.
“We feel that this model will allow us to become the communications service of the 21st century, and provide you the best way to stay in touch with your friends and family with no ads getting in the way,'' the startup said in a blog post discussing pricing.—AFP

   
Other Business breaking news:
UK state borrowing halves in July: official data (08-21 18:24)
HK price level rises faster in July (08-21 18:18)
Eurozone economy still in timid recovery: survey (08-21 18:06)
Hang Seng down on mainland data (08-21 16:31)
European stocks flat at open (08-21 15:26)
Nikkei ends on positive column (08-21 14:49)
China manufacturing sector grows slower in August: HSBC (08-21 13:41)
Hang Seng dips at midday (08-21 12:33)
Nikkei up by break (08-21 11:07)
Nikkei higher at open (08-21 10:21)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.