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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...