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WhatsApp Could Be Worth $100 Billion Once It Monetizes Like Its Asian Peers

What’s a mobile messaging app user worth? And just what differentiates a messaging app from a cheap voice calling app? The answer to both these questions is worth billions and billions of dollars, especially after Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp last week.<p>Mark Zuckerberg paid $19 billion for …

Google Authenticator for iOS Returns to the App Store

Google Authenticator, the 2-factor authentication app that Google pulled from Apple’s App Store earlier this week after version 2.0 launched with a bug that removed any accounts that users already had set up, has today returned.<p>The release notes for version 2.0.1 note that it “Restores entries that …

16 Smartwatches You Should Know About

With confirmation from a company exec that Samsung will formally unveil its Galaxy Gear smartwatch in just a few days time, the tech world is whipping itself into a fervor at the thought of what the South Korean electronics giant will unveil.<p>Likewise, Apple’s much-rumored and never-spotted ‘iWatch’ …

Ban passwords, say advocates of alternative authentication

Passwords are a thing of the past and they need to go, according to a group of Silicon Valley-based tech companies who are part of a public advocacy campaign called Petition Against Passwords.<p>Passwords are the keys that enable access. At the same time, they're also the weak link that smashes the …

Android Fragmentation Concerns Overblown, Says Guy Who Helped Develop Android

Android fragmentation. It might be a legitimate concern for developers and OS zealots — and a marketing point for Apple in its smartphone platform …

LUMOback Creators Want to Help You Stand Taller

Mother always said to sit up straight. Now there’s an app and connected hardware device that can help you do just that. And it has been selling, …

Tell me EVERYTHING About you: What's Next in Quantified Self?

I get up every day, put on my jeans and walk to the kitchen to get breakfast. Already, I’m being tracked by my Fitbit One, which is logging every step I take, every staircase I climb and every mile I walk.<p>In the kitchen, I realise that I’m out of milk so I walk 500 steps to the local shop. Now not …

Microsoft protects cloud with directory-integrated two-factor authentication

Microsoft is upping the security on Azure with Active Authentication, a new service now in preview which allows enterprises to secure access to hosted applications such as Office 365 with two-factor authentication.<p>Active Authentication enables two-factor authentication for users stored on the …

Google’s Plan to Use Balloons to Blanket the World in Bandwidth

As much as we like to think the Internet is a global and universal experience, it isn’t.<p>In North America, nearly 80 percent of the population has …

WhatsApp Now Handling Record 27 Billion Messages Per Day

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp has announced record user numbers, after revealing that the service just processed 27 billion messages over a 24 hour period. That’s significantly up on its previous best of 18 billion from the final day of 2012.<p>Breaking the figures down in more detail, that 27 …

Tempo Smart Calendar Adds More Support For Its Conference Call Feature

Smart calendar app Tempo has updated its iOS app to make it easier to manage conference calls. With this release, the app now supports 20 call providers, including GoToMeeting, WebEx, and UberConference, enabling users to dial in using its one-touch feature.<p>Being able to manage meetings while on …

The Global Carrier Perspective: Telefonica and MTS on Balancing Developed and Developing Markets

Telefonica’s revenue comes half from Europe and half from Latin America. But it has 100 million customers in Europe and 200 million in Latin America, …

You Spend a Lot of Time With Your Mobile Device at Home — Even More if It’s an iPad

We’ve touched on this before, but it’s worth repeating: Your phones and tablets are amazing multimedia devices. But just because they’re mobile …

After Months of Hacks, Twitter Launches Heightened Security Features

Base image: Shutterstock / rvlsoft<p>After continued high-profile security breaches over the past year, Twitter on Wednesday announced it will bring …