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Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition a bold move for the global instant messaging gold medal

Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition a bold move for the global instant messaging gold medal

The news of Facebook acquiring WhatsApp for an enormous pile of money is front and center in the mobile communication industry today, and for good reason. Having watched WhatsApp grow from nothing into a cross platform winner over the last 5 years, quickly overtaking BBM and doing a darn good job of executing on a growth plan, I'm impressed with what they've done while I've been...

Chris Umiastowski 169
Smartphones and Sex: How the tech in your pocket affects life in (and out of) your pants

Smartphones and Sex: How the tech in your pocket affects life in (and out of) your pants

One week ago we asked you about how your smartphone factors into your dating, romance, and sex lives. And while we expected quite a response, we didn't expect this much of a response. More than 17,000 of you took part in our survey in the past week, and the results were interesting, to say the least. There are plenty of interesting correlations and divergences based on age groups and...

Derek Kessler 74
It’s clear to me that BlackBerry needs to become a premium device in the enterprise

It’s clear to me that BlackBerry needs to become a premium device in the enterprise

Earlier this week Forbes published a story based on an interview with John Chen from about a month ago. The short version is this: Chen doesn’t think it’s all about volume. He gives the example of Porsche and Lamborghini in the automobile industry to illustrate that there are lots of successful niche players in various markets. BlackBerry will focus on markets that are regulated, and...

Chris Umiastowski 183