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Facebook Buys WhatsApp: How, why and will Zuckerberg kill it? | Trusted Reviews

<i>Facebook has bought WhatsApp, the messaging app. It’s the biggest acquisition Facebook has ever made, and is a clear indicator of the state of the</i> …

WhatsApp deal with Facebook gives co-founders happy end to journey from hardship and poverty

Co-founders of WhatsApp were rejected by Facebook four years ago but now the same company has made them billionaires<p>The co-founders behind WhatsApp faced rejection and hardship before eventually creating the messaging service that they have just sold to Facebook <b>for $19 billion</b> (£11bn).<p>Jan Koum grew …

Kartell Goes Bourgie

Bourgie is certainly one of the most recognizable lamps of the last decade—as well as one of the best sellers for famed Italian brand, Kartell. Designed by Ferruccio Laviani, its baroque allure masterfully meets the simplicity of a pure outline while dignifying plastic as an excellent design …

Design

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid

It’s easy to get fed up when you’re trying to save the world. Progress can be slow, setbacks are constant and few people appreciate exactly what …

10-Month-Old Harry’s Lands $122.5M, Buys 93-Year-Old Factory To Take On Shaving Heavyweights, Gillette And Schick

Not every 10-month old startup can say that it has crossed a handful of oceans and international borders to purchase a 93-year-old factory — or raised $122.5 million to do so. Yet, not every Internet startup is trying to make waves in the everyday world of shaving, where 85 percent of the market is …

What Michael Bay's Meltdown At Samsung Can Teach Us

Director Michael Bay is a world wide recognized director. His movies promise to jolt your adrenaline. He knows the power of big screen story telling. Yet today, he had a meltdown moment while presenting as a keynote speaker at a Samsung press event which was revealing their new curved screens. The …

The controversial case of GMO apples that won't turn brown

Sliced apples that never cease looking fresh: that's the promise from a Canadian company behind new apples that have been genetically engineered to retain their alluring color even after being cut open. But the apples, currently being evaluated for approval by the US Department of Agriculture, …

Stunning Skyscraper Images of a Frozen Toronto

If you've recently checked out our Facebook page, you'll recognize the shot above. (It's presently our cover photo.) Photographer Ronnie Yip took the spectacular cityscape image of Toronto simply stating, “Everything was frozen.”<p>Like Tom Ryaboi, Yip is one of those daredevil photographers who isn't …

Skyscrapers

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

Did Polaroid Screw Up The Real-Life Instagram Camera?

Polaroid copies Instagram copying Polaroid, poorly.<p>Polaroid’s story over the past decade or so has been an ironic one, to say the least. Buffeted on all sides by cheap digital cameras and smartphones, the instant camera maker opted to stop production of its iconic analog camera and instant film …

Mobile Photography

Celebrity portraits by Terry O'Neill – in pictures

Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest celebrity photographers of the 20th century, and a key member of the group of portrait-takers that defined the 1960s. An exhibition at The Little Black Gallery features some of his most famous images. It can be seen at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 from 14 January …