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Tag Archives: social networks

WhatsApp reaches a billion active users

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced last night that it is being used by a billion people every month, with fresh stats confirming that a whopping 43 billion messages and 250 million videos are sent on a daily basis. WhatsApp was bought by Facebook back in October 2014, and although Facebook Messenger has an impressive  800 million monthly […]

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So long, Google+

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It has been announced today that Google+ is being officially split into two (or more) parts, named ‘Photos’ and ‘Streams’. The two new elements are being led by Bradley Horowitz, a longtime Google VP of Product Management.

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Sina Weibo prepares for IPO

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  Last week’s news of WhatsApp’s purchase for $19bn it seems other social networks are preparing to raise funding for their future. Next up is Sina Weibo – the Chinese social network which is planning to go IPO on the New York Stock exchange later this year with a valuation of up to $7bn – […]

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BlueLine: A social network for cops

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The realms of social media have so far seen it being used primarily for connecting with friends and family, sharing photos, news and playing games. However it looks like cops on the West Coast USA have found a new use for social media – and it makes a whole lot of sense. According to a […]

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