Mary Meeker’s Internet trends: Get ready for a hands-free future

Internet users are talking to their phones much more, meaning that brands need to prepare for a hands-free future in digital, according to the annual report from digital guru Mary Meeker. Every year, Meeker’s State of the Internet presentation is used as an industry...

WhatsApp axes Blackberry support

WhatsApp is dropping support for some older phones, including all BlackBerry models. The Facebook-owned messaging service will also no longer support some Nokia and Android devices by the end of the year. WhatsApp says that using developer time on these devices could...

WhatsApp passes one billion monthly user mark

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp is now used by a billion people every month, Facebook has reported. The Facebook-owned app now outperforms the social network’s own Messenger mobile app, which has 800 million monthly users. The company said 42 billion messages...

WhatApp most popular in Latin America

WhatsApp usage is highest in Latin America, while the chat app struggles in North America, where stable-mate Facebook Messenger leads the way, according to new research. The research, from Global Web Index, indicates that WhatsApp has already made substantial progress...

Instagram usage ‘doubles in last 2 years’

In the world of social networking, Facebook-owned Instagram has been a clear success story in recent years. New research from Global Web Index indicates that the social netowrk has risen rapidly in recent years to rival the likes of Twitter. The platform has gone from...