WhatsApp Does a Passive-Aggressive Stats Release to Call Out Others for Bullshit Metrics

WhatsApp now has 400 million active users.
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Benchmark’s Mitch Lasky on App Discovery, Distribution and the Power of Chat Networks

The successful games investor chats about, well, chat.
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With Private Messaging, Instagram and Twitter Continue Their Arms Race

It’s getting harder and harder to tell the two apps apart.
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Twitter Wants to Know What You Watched on TV Last Night, So It’s Asking You What You Watched on TV Last Night

Just as important: What were you doing while you watched TV?
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Russia’s Mail.ru Hopes to Crack U.S. Market With Mobile Chat and Email Programs

Sure it is a crowded market. But, says Mail.ru CEO Dmitry Grishin: “We can learn a lot and compete with the best companies.”
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BlackBerry Racks Up 20 Million New BBM Users in a Week

Twenty million new users in a week is great, but what now?
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AllThingsD Week in Review: BlackBerry Is Just Resting, and YouTube Goes Mobile First

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Twitter Plans to Revamp Its Private Messaging Product

Apparently, even the “global town square” needs a good, private place for people to communicate.
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BlackBerry’s Patent Portfolio Ripe for Picking

How much might BlackBerry’s patents be worth? And who might be interested in buying them?
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Katy Perry’s New Music Video Is Told Almost Entirely Through WhatsApp

Katy Perry uses WhatsApp all day — on the elliptical, in the bath and even on the toilet.
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