Twitter recently introduced a new head of operations for what it calls Greater China despite still being banned in the mainland, as it attempts to boost already booming advertising in the region. While San Francisco-based Twitter is not allowed to operate in mainland China under the country's strict Internet censorship, it does have an office in Hong Kong that courts advertisers over the border. Twitter chief Jack Dorsey sent a tweet from his @jack account welcoming former Microsoft and Cisco…
WhatsApp, the instant messaging app owned by Facebook, recently introduced a full encryption for its services as a means of ensuring that only the sender and the receiver can view the messages being sent via the app. The new privacy feature, known as ‘end-to-end encryption', applies to everything that is uploaded within a WhatsApp chat, including photos, videos and group messages. The app is used in more than 50 languages around the world, including Brazil, India, and all of Europe,…

The sheer scale of mobile apps

Written on Monday, 29 February 2016 08:00
It was no less than ten years ago when people were just getting used to the phenomenon of texting. No longer did people have to make a phone call, or even speak for that matter, to contact someone. It introduced a new era of quick, convenient instant messaging. But mobile evolution didn't stop there. Today, with the astonishing efficiency of LTE networks, texting has taken a back seat to apps: self-contained programs or a piece of software designed to fulfill…
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