Facebook's convergence conundrum

Merging Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram is a risky gamble and there isn't a good enough reason to do so.

28 Jan

Facebook to integrate Messenger with WhatsApp, Instagram

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly wants to integrate the messaging services of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger.

Nov 2, 2018

Ads coming for WhatsApp next year

The Facebook-owned messaging service will soon be monetised with ads placed in 'status' updates, going against founding principles.

Oct 23, 2018

Oculus co-founder quits Facebook

Brendan Trexler Iribe follows the co-founders of Facebook-owned Instagram and WhatsApp out the door.

Sep 26, 2018

GovChat comes to WhatsApp

Government enhances the level of engagement between the public and councillors by making its communications tool accessible via the social media app as well as USSD.

Sep 4, 2018

Clash of the tech titans in India

Google retains only a slight lead over Facebook in the competition for digital ad dollars in the crucial India market.

Aug 14, 2018

Home-grown WhatsApp competitor offers data-free messaging

Moya Messenger is a new, SA-developed mobile messaging app providing a similar experience to WhatsApp, but also lets users text even when they have no mobile data.

Aug 13, 2018

WhatsApp flaw used to spread scams

Researchers discover a flaw in WhatsApp that allows hackers to intercept and manipulate messages.


Government department warns about fake jobs ad

The Department of Water and Sanitation advises job-seekers to ignore recruitment notices on social media purporting to come from the department.

Aug 1, 2018

Absa intros conversational banking on WhatsApp

The bank now allows account holders to use ChatBanking to complete financial transactions without exiting the messaging app.

Jul 20, 2018

Viewpoint: The growing trend of conversational commerce

Use technology to be human, states Pommie Lutchman, CEO of Ocular Technologies.

Jul 3, 2018

SA radio station says WhatsApp out, Telegram in

The Russian instant messaging service wins favour with Algoa FM as its preferred way of communicating with its audience.

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