Messaging competition intensifies with Facebook, Google and Yahoo
There hasn't always been a music angle to the rise of messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and WeChat, but the massive audiences and expanding features of these services has been an important trend for the industry...
October 6, 2014
Messaging app Tango adds a news feed, with Spotify included
Tango is one of the fast-growing messaging / voice call apps, with more than 200m registered users. Now it’s turning itself into more of a social network, with the addition of a “News Feed” showing what...
June 30, 2014
YouTube adds new messaging and commenting features for creators
Its row with indie labels may be rumbling on, but YouTube continues to launch new features for creators of all stripes on its platform. Yesterday, it announced some new things on the messaging and commenting side. That includes...
June 25, 2014
How to understand Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of messaging firm WhatsApp
You’ve probably heard the news by now: Facebook has agreed to pay up to $19bn for WhatsApp, the popular messaging app. The deal – $4bn in cash, $12bn in Facebook shares now and up to $3bn in stock that’ll best over...
February 20, 2014