Articles about Brian Acton
18 Jan 2021Technology
Signal, the privacy-centric messaging service, spent long hours battling a global outage last weekend. The disruption is reported to have been caused by a high influx of new users.
08 Jan 2021Technology
Signal, the privacy-centric messaging service, took to Twitter to thank new users for their support. It also took the opportunity to apologize for delays in delivery of verification codes preventing registration for many new users.
11 Feb 2020Technology
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has never been a fan of Facebook or its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
17 Jan 2020Technology
For more than a year, we have been hearing about Facebook's highly ambitious plan to monetize WhatsApp by showing ads.
14 Jun 2019Business
If you become a billionaire overnight, how would you spend that truckload of money?
29 May 2019World
MacKenzie Bezos (48), the ex-wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos (55), has become the newest billionaire to sign The Giving Pledge - a philanthropy group of the world's wealthiest people.
24 May 2019Technology
WhatsApp, the largest messaging service in the world, will serve advertisements as part of an effort to generate revenues.
31 Dec 2018Technology
12 months ago, Facebook made a promise of fixing issues that marred its reputation and affected its community throughout 2017.
27 Nov 2018Business
In what is sure to hurt WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook, Neeraj Arora, the Chief Business Officer of the messaging app, announced on Monday that he will leave the company.
01 Nov 2018Technology
In what might come as a disappointment to many WhatsApp users, as well as WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, the messaging platform is getting ready to serve advertisements to users around the world.
29 Sep 2018Technology
According to reliable leaker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is already working to implement ads on its iOS app.
27 Sep 2018Business
Since WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton quit Facebook a year ago and then went on to bite the hand that fed him, tweeting, "It is time. #deletefacebook", many questions had remained unanswered.
25 Sep 2018Business
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of photo and video sharing network Instagram, have decided to quit.
13 May 2018Technology
Facebook has announced that Chris Daniels, who is the VP of the company's Internet.org initiative, will replace WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum.
04 May 2018Business
After WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum confirmed that he is quitting the company, reports have surfaced that the popular chat app's next potential CEO could be Neeraj Arora, who's the head of "All Things Business" at the company.
01 May 2018Business
WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum has confirmed that he is leaving the company.
27 Apr 2018Technology
The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal highlighted how data of 87 million users was exploited due to Facebook's lax policies regarding data collection by third-party apps.
25 Mar 2018Business
Mozilla has announced to temporarily distance itself from Facebook.
24 Mar 2018Business
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has deleted both the companies' Facebook accounts after he responded to WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton's tweet urging people to support the #deletefacebook movement.
21 Mar 2018Technology
In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion, which increased the net worth of one of the co-founders of the chat app, Brian Acton, to $6.5 billion.
22 Feb 2018Business
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has invested $50 million in encrypted instant messaging app Signal.
11 Aug 2017Business
WhatsApp is finally gearing up for its next big step. With Paytm planning on bringing its messaging service soon, it has now decided to integrate UPI-based mobile payments system into its platform.
24 Jul 2017Business
Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp doesn't make any money as of now.
18 Jul 2017Technology
iOS users will soon be able to play YouTube videos directly on WhatsApp, according to WABetaInfo, which claims the feature is under development.
14 Jul 2017Technology
The latest update of WhatsApp makes sharing of files easier. Large documents can now be shared; the update limits the file size sharing up to 100MB.
23 Jun 2017Technology
WhatsApp users might soon be able to transfer money via UPI on the platform. The Facebook-owned messaging app is already in talks with SBI, NPCI and other financial institutions to "devise ways to integrate their systems" for the same.
04 Apr 2017Technology
According to FactorDaily, WhatsApp is prepping up to launch peer to peer payments in India.
25 Feb 2017Business
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has indicated that the popular messaging app may soon venture into digital payments space.