Geoff Shaw

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20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

<i>Credit: Bored Panda</i><p>Take a look at some of the most amazing hotels in the world. Not everyone can afford to holiday in one of these locations, however …

WhatsApp adding voice calls is a logical move

Adding voice to WhatsApp is a logical move. Having taken text messaging revenues from mobile phone operators, Facebook is now looking to do the same with voice calls. People already use WhatsApp to send texts, pictures, video and short sound files. If you're on a data connection, all the things you …

Facebook buys WhatsApp: time to reconsider the 'we don't sell ads' mantra

News of Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp prompted me to visit WhatsApp's website to get their perspective. What surprised me most was that, rather than featuring an announcement about the acquisition, it had a blog post that boldly proclaimed: "We don't sell ads."<p>This post, written by co-founder …

WhatsApp Isn't Unbeatable — During Its Weekend Outage LINE Rocketed Past It In Major Markets

Over the weekend, WhatsApp suffered a massive outage. The blockbuster messaging app, for which Facebook paid $19 billion last week, was out for several hours on Feb. 22.<p>As WhatsApp sputtered, it fell behind competitors in some of the world's most important messaging markets — Spain and …

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Why WhatsApp Is Worth $19 Billion, and Why the Telecom Industry Should Be Afraid

And the only thing people hate more than telecom companies is cable companies.<p>The past week in tech news has been dominated by Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion ($16 billion + $3 billion retention). Many articles, comments and tweets reference the dot-com bubble and desperation, …