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January 22, 2016

WhatsApp is now free, and will remain ad-free as well

   WhatsApp, the world’s most popular instant messaging app, is doing away with its annual subscription fee to attract more users. The payment infrastructure will be taken out of all versions of the app over the next few weeks. tech.david-cheong.com The company realized that the subscription model “hasn’t worked well”…

US$5.3 billion offer given by Foxconn to takeover troubled Sharp

According to reports, Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, who builds most of the world’s iPhones for Apple, is reportedly willing to offer as much as US$5.3 billion to takeover troubled Japanese company Sharp, who has been repeatedly bailed out by the Japanese government. However, Sharp’s main creditors will also review a competing…

Google paid Apple US$1 billion to become the default search engine on iPhones

  It looks like Google is willing to go to great lengths to keep their search engine at the top of the list in the mobile platform. So much so that they have agreed to share a percentage of their revenue with Apple to keep their search bar up, front,…