WhatsApp

Jan Koum, 38, co- founder of WhatsApp. (AP Photo/dpa, Marc Müller, File)

The unlikely founders behind WhatsApp’s rise

NEW YORK (AP) — WhatsApp isn’t your average Silicon Valley startup. The company’s founders Jan Koum, 38, and Brian Acton, 42, shun the media spotlight and are much older than your typical college dropout-turned CEO. […]

02/20/2014

This Feb. 19, 2014 photo shows the WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on an iPhone in New York. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

My love affair with WhatsApp. Does it have to end?

NEW YORK (AP) — When I used WhatsApp to tell my family about Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of the company that makes my favorite app, I punctuated the message with a string of crying emojis […]

02/20/2014

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Facebook buying messaging app WhatsApp for $16B

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company’s largest acquisition. The world’s biggest social networking company said Wednesday that […]

02/19/2014

Instagram

Instagram launches direct messaging feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Instagram is launching a new feature that lets users share photos and videos with up to 15 people rather than everyone who follows them on the popular photo-sharing app. Called Instagram […]

12/12/2013

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

(AP) — App Store Official Charts for the week ending Aug. 27, 2012: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. WhatsApp Messenger (WhatsApp Inc.) 2. Where’s My Perry? (Disney) 3. Camera+ (tap tap tap)

08/28/2012