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Facebook is Unifying WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram Direct

The New York Times broke the news last week that Facebook plans to unify the pipes of its three massively-popular messaging apps. As the Times and other news outlets were quick to point out, the technical merger raises a myriad of questions about privacy, security, and government regulation. It also...

Chinese messaging app Bullet bumps WeChat from App Store

In a Cinderella story that Bloomberg is calling “David vs. Goliath — with emojis,” a new chat app is shaking up the Chinese messaging world. Bullet reached 5 million users only two weeks after it debuted in August, temporarily bumping messaging giant WeChat from its perch in China's App Store. Although...

With Facebook on the ropes, Apple takes a swing with Business Chat

Apple beta-launched its highly anticipated B2C messaging platform this week and their timing couldn’t have been better. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, Facebook is in full damage control mode, temporarily suspending new apps and bots from connecting to Messenger. Facebook’s data woes have left an...