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EU Approves Facebook’s Acquisition of WhatsApp

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Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp has been approved, but don’t expect it to merge with Facebook Messenger.

I still have a hard time getting my head around the fact that lines of code can be worth $19 billion, but EU regulators have approved the Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp, the widely used cross-platform messaging app. WhatsApp is a really popular app and currently has over 500 million users. It functions over a data connection, so if you get your friends using it you can stop paying for that painfully overpriced SMS and MMS plan of yours, and, at the root of it, it basically does the same thing as Facebook Messenger.

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imo Discontinues Support For All Third-Party Messaging Networks

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photo courtesy www.blogdoandroid.com

In an email sent out to imo users, the company has decided to discontinue support for third-party messaging services. The company says it wants to concentrate on strengthing its own services and effective March 3rd support for all others will terminate. With all of the available messaging services on the market it makes some sense that imo would want to focus on its own development. Although some users do enjoy having a place to concentrate all of their services in one place. We will see what user reaction is to this announcement, could go either way.  Read the full email after the break.

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