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Beautiful WhatsApp Redesign Concept Grooms A $19B Workhorse

No one would likely describe WhatsApp as a beautiful piece of mobile software – in fact most would probably say quite the opposite. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and one designer has taken it upon himself to envision what might be possible under Facebook, with a look at how the interface and …

WhatsApp Says Reports Of Security Flaw Are ‘Overstated’ And Not Accurate

WhatsApp — the popular messaging app with 465 million users acquired by Facebook for $19 billion last month — came under fire earlier this week after tech consultant Bas Bosschert published a blog post explaining how malicious developers can access your messages via the microSD card, and the post …

The First Things First Manifesto Pledges The Tech Industry To Create Meaningful Work

In the era of Flappy Bird and the NSA, the manifesto’s signers want to revive a sense of ethics and social responsibility in technology, a field they feel is giving way to surveillance and frivolity.<p>Nearly 500 designers, programmers, and creative technologists have signed their names to a fiery …

Five tips you may not know about WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a super popular messaging app, which has enjoyed substantial growth over the last handful of years. Recently sold to Facebook (for $19 …

If WhatsApp Is Worth $19B, Then WeChat’s Worth “At Least $60B” Says CLSA

Heads turned when Facebook forked out $19 billion for messaging service WhatsApp in February, and eyes popped when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it was probably worth even more. Now, analysts over at Crédit Lyonnais Securities Asia have taken up the baton on outsized messaging app valuations: …

Oculus Rift’s First-Run Development Kit Is Sold Out As It Poaches Key Valve VR Talent

The Oculus Rift development kit is no longer for sale in most parts of the world, the company reports. The dev hardware for the virtual reality headset has been on sale since Oculus kicked off their Kickstarter campaign, and began shipping around March 30, 2013. Since its original development, …

Archos' 6.4-inch smartphone puts the buttons on the back

When we talk about smartphones with buttons on the back of the case, most people's thoughts turn toward the LG G2. But now the French electronics outfit Archos has decided to follow in LG's footsteps with the 64 Xenon, a 6.4-inch phablet that puts both the volume and power buttons on the rear side. …