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The Geography Of 200+ Tech Acquisitions By Google, Facebook, And Twitter

You’ve likely heard of acquisitions made by all three of these companies. Facebook has purchased three notable companies, lately: Instagram, WhatsApp, and just this week, Titan Aerospace. Twitter has picked up TweetDeck, Vine, and Summify. Google? Well, Google hasn’t stopped buying up companies since the beginning. In fact, the big G makes up more than [...]

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Facebook May Buy A Solar Drone Company To Help Provide Internet To Everyone

Last month when Facebook acquired messaging application WhatsApp for $19 billion, one of the theories was that the app would play a large part in the Facebook-backed “Internet.org” initiative, which aims to provide affordable Internet connectivity to people in developing and disadvantaged regions of the world. Now, according to TechCrunch, Facebook is in talks to [...]

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What Is WhatsApp? A First Time User Describes How WhatsApp Works

The tech world was rocked Wednesday with the announcement that Facebook had acquired WhatsApp for $16 billion (or $19 billion depending on how you do the accounting.) It was a staggering business deal that probably left a lot of people wondering what the heck makes WhatsApp worth so much money. Count me as one of [...]

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Facebook Is Buying WhatsApp For Staggering $16 Billion

Facebook will soon complete its 45th acquisition since its inception 10 years ago. WhatsApp, a popular cross-platform smartphone messaging platform, is joining the Facebook family of companies. Facebook is paying a whopping $16 billion for the five year old company based in Mountain View, CA. The acquisition is, by far, the largest for the social [...]

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Do More People Use Free Messaging Apps Or Paid Text Plans?

“Dude, want to hang out tonight?” “Bro, I don’t text, these texts cost me 5 cents every time. You owe me 5 cents.” “Sorry.” “Now it’s 10 cents.” Remember these awkward conversations, circa 2009? Luckily for many of us, these anxious moments of pay per text are gone due to either unlimited texting plans or [...]

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Digital Tools For The Long-Distance Relationship

The words “long-distance relationship” have always been known to be very daunting, for some people that is, until the Internet reshaped everything. Now, lovers can video chat with each other all over the world by clicking a button. But it takes more than just Skype to make love last. That’s why I’ve composed this list [...]