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Facebook.com popularly known as the largest Social Networking site just bought messaging app "Whatsapp" for a whooping $19Billion dollars in cash and shares.

The deal I believe was sealed few hours ago, however the $19 billion will be spread as follows, $4bn in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares, plus an additional $3 billion in stock to WhatsApp's founders and employees at a later date.

WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will become a member of Facebook's board of directors automatically.

Apparently the last deal Facebook ventured into was in 2012 buying photo sharing app Instagram for $1Billion(including other benefits).

WhatsApp Inc. was founded in 2009 by Americans Brian Acton and Jan Koum (also the CEO), both former employees of Yahoo!. And Whatsapp primary goal is to take away traditional SMS text messaging from telecoms Industry, and it feels good making Facebook apart of it.

But the thing is Facebook is only doing this because they need to get back up, I mean people(when I mean people I mean Youth) they be like Facebook is out dated, I rarely come on Facebook but the truth is whether or not you come on Facebook, they are still making their money.

Now culled from BBC In a statement announcing the deal, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg described WhatsApp's services as "incredibly valuable".

He described it as "INCREDIBLY Valuable" not because Whatsapp boast of over 400million active users daily, or is it the 1million new registration daily. Its coz whatsapp is the only app that charges a token $1 (One Dollar) a year subscription(in which even a 5 year old can donate lol).

Well much said, let's see what FaceBook will bring to life in Whatsapp soon.

Congrats to Brian and Jan Koum, becoming Silicon Valleys newest Billionaire!

For close to 3 weeks I refused to update my Whatsapp Messenger, and all of a sudden Today I got a Whatsapp text message which reads...

"New version of Whatsapp Messenger is now available. Please visit http://www.whatsapp.com/ota/ and upgrade to the latest version. Your upgrade will be Free and will bring new feature such as Broadcast List!"

The senders name appeared as "server", for a moment I paused(with a sarcastic face like "I don't have anyone on my contact list named "server"). So I realised Whatsapp Messenger developers and creators were only using this to advertise the New feature that comes with the Upgraded Whatsapp messenger.

Well atleast this calmed me down, but what is this Broadcast List all about?

Good question and here's the answer, We all know BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) can do Broadcast message(even whatsapp, though you're limited to a particular number of Broadcast message per role).
With this new Broadcast List, you can create a list of people you want to send a BC(broadcast) to plus you can send Pictures,Videos,Audio,Contact,GPS Location, email the conversation etc to this number of people at the same time.

But my question is why call it a Broadcast list when its just a similar function like Creating a Group?
Don't get it twisted, its called a Broadcast List because it is at your own discretion that you're creating multi-chat instantaneously to contacts who have you as contact.
Hence, when you send a BC to this contacts they get it automatically, unlike Group chat; you have to invite them( Don't worry I'm going to discuss Difference between a Broadcast Message and Group Message).

The beauty part of this Upgrade is that Its FREE! But the disadvantage of it is that you can't rename the list, they just appear with contact names also the Audio isn't mp3 supported, you're only allowed to send Voice Note(lool this is Funny and good too)

At the time of posting this, there's no estimate amount of people that can be on the list(more or less Unlimited Yay!).

Download the Whatsapp Messenger OTA Download WhatsApp straight to your mobile.

OTA means(Over The Air).

The all new IPhone 6 is around the corner Folks! First of all lemme say for those of you who bought IPhone 5 and felt like the End has come? You better think again coz this New IPhone 6 with iOS 7 OS is one piece of device you're just gonna have to Crush on it!

Secondly this device is a little bit like the new BlackBerry Z30(if you take a closer look I mean from the top of it tho, but that's where the comparison ends!)

Now let's take a closer look at what this IPhone 6 has got to offer!

 First thing you should already notice is the wider screen display which is 4.7inch wide, also the Iphone comes with a softer key, this feature request was because if you're an IPhone User, the middle/Center button(which is the main button for going back to Home Menu when stuck in an application environment) used to be a lil bit hard so now that's oldskool!

A 3D camera? Whoa at first I was like what on earth those that mean! Until I watched the 3D effect from the official snippet video you're about to watch(that is if you haven't even watched it yet :-) ) and I was amazed.

The IPhone 6 came fully loaded with a Bluetooth charging technology(now that's so cool but iFear tho), the speaker also came with a surround sound system that makes you wanna listen to your song without using the earpiece or headphones.

The exciting part is that, the IPhone 6 is coming out Fall of 2014!

I'm pretty sure a lot of you will start trading your IPhone 5(what about IPhone 4? Just CoolStory it lool)

Bye for now!

Here's the Download Link to the Official IPhone 6 Video Snippet its less than 2mb: Download Mp4
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