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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Skype, Whatsapp calls

Saudi Arabia is lifting its ban on voice calls on Skype, Whatsapp and other applications in the latest in a series of reforms by the kingdom’s new crown prince designed to make the country more attractive for business. The d

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KLM first airline with verified WhatsApp business account

WhatsApp and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have started a unique test for a new service on WhatsApp. KLM now offers customers around the world booking confirmation, check-in notification, boarding pass, flight status updates and asking

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Jazeera launches Whatsapp customer care service

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways, has launched a WhatsApp phone number for all its passengers to reach out to for queries or managing bookings. The new phone number for WhatsApp use is +965 62221770 which is reachable from Kuwait and

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WhatsApp to share phone numbers with Facebook

Popular messaging service WhatsApp said it would start sharing users' phone numbers with parent Facebook, marking a notable shift in its stance on privacy. When Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014, founder Jan Koum vowed to prote

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WhatsApp strengthens encryption settings

Facebook has announced it had bolstered the default encryption settings for the more than one billion users of its popular WhatsApp messaging service so that all messages will now be accessible only to the sender and recipient.  

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WhatsApp drops token $1 subscription

The world's most popular messaging service, WhatsApp, is dropping its token $1 fee still levied on some users as it experiments with making businesses pay to reach their customers, chief executive Jan Koum said on Monday. In a

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Is there still life for SMS?

While some predict the death of SMS, its reach still makes it a widely used tool. In the last years, there has been a rise in OTT applications (over-the-top content, referring to delivery of media over the internet without the use of an operator

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Facebook completes WhatsApp buy at $22 billion

Facebook closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, with the final price tag rising an additional $3 billion to roughly $22 billion because of the increased value of Facebook's stock in recent months.

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Facebook wins EU nod for $19 billion WhatsApp bid

Facebook, the world's most popular social network, gained European Union clearance on Friday for its proposed $19 billion takeover of mobile messaging startup WhatsApp in a deal setting it against the telecoms industry. The la

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Facebook to win EU approval for $19bn WhatsApp bid

Leading social network Facebook will win unconditional EU approval for its $19 billion offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp in a deal pitting it against telecoms operators, two people familiar with the matter said. The land

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