Messaging app Telegram goes blockchain with own cryptocurrency
Telegram has become the second major messaging app (after Kik) to explore blockchain technology, including its own cryptocurrency. TechCrunch reports that the company is planning to launch the ‘Telegram Open Network’,...
January 9, 2018
Telegram blocks channel after music-piracy complaint
Sorry, at the time of writing Taylor Swift hasn’t put her new album ‘Reputation’ on streaming services as a post-Thanksgiving gift to fans. Today’s Taylor story focuses on another aspect to the album’s rollout:...
November 24, 2017
Mail.ru takes full ownership of vKontakte social network
Russian internet firm Mail.ru acquired 52% of social network vKontakte in 2007, but now it owns the other 48%, having paid $1.47bn for the shares from Blesmir Development and Palagon. TechCrunch notes that as part of the...
September 18, 2014