Tag archive for ‘Jan Koum’
Noam Meir On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Jan Koum Bought Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Beverly Hills Home For $125 Million

Jeffrey Katzenberg sold his luxurious custom-built estate in Beverly Hills for $125 million last month. Now Variety reports that the buyer was none other than WhatsApp founder Jan Koum. Katzenberg bought the More...

Jewish Business News On Monday, November 28th, 2016

Jan Koum Dumps Another $42.8 Million Worth Of Facebook Stock

Jan Koum, a founder of WhatsApp, has continued to divest himself of Facebook stock. The entrepreneur sold off another $42.8 million last week. According to Forbes, Koum has now unloaded more than half More...

News Brief On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

WhatsApp and Instagram shift business models, FT

  Jan Koum, co-founder and chief executive of the messaging app acquired by Facebook for $22 billion in 2014, told the DLD technology conference in Munich that WhatsApp is scrapping the 99-cent annual More...

News Brief On Friday, September 4th, 2015

WhatsApp now has 900 Million monthly active users

WhatsApp today passed 900 million monthly active users, according to founder Jan Koum. The popular mobile messaging app most recently hit the 800 million monthly active user milestone in April. Koum tagged More...

Vered Weiss On Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

WhatsApp to Release Calling Feature

WhatsApp is rolling out a calling feature on the app. While some have been able to access it already, CEO Jan Koum says it will be generally available sometime in 2015. The service is being tested to see if More...

WhatsApp Used to Catch Rapists

WhatsApp is getting ready to offer its new voice calling service with Android and iOS devices and is currently beta testing it with a select group of people. At the same time a video of a gang rape went viral More...

Eli Horn On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Voice Service Expected to Spur WhatsApp Boom in Emerging Markets

Tech startup WhatsApp’s imminent addition of a voice calling feature to its instant messaging platform is expected to help the company continue its booming growth worldwide, especially in emerging markets, More...

Eli Horn On Friday, January 9th, 2015

Media Running Out of Superlatives for WhatsApp Dizzying Growth Rate – But Iran Is Not Amused

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp announced this week that it has reached 700 million users, a stunning achievement after starting at zero six years ago, especially considering that Christianity  took More...

Eli Horn On Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Now That’s Popular: WhatsApp Attains 700-Million-User Milestone

Facebook-owned WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, has reached a new level of popularity, a report said. WhatsApp, with its service that allows users from all over the world More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Friday, November 21st, 2014

WhatsApp to Encrypt Messages

WhatsApp has begun encrypting its users’ messages on Android systems. The new encryption will prevent messages from being stored or transferred between devices. The company is working on the technology with More...

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