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Oscar Pistorius Breaks Down In Court Describing Reeva Steenkamp Death

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius has broken down describing the moment he realised he had killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The Paralympian, who claims he shot...

Five Charts Showing How Chat Apps Joined the Social Media Mainstream

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp took many tech watchers by surprise; not least because of its eye-watering $19 billion price tag. But after an initially sharp intake of breath, analysts and other tech giants appeared to endorse the move...

Digital Memory Loss

Liza Bel | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Liza Bel

I never realised how much digital memorabilia one acquires during a long-lasting relationship until the moment I had to face it all and decide what to do with it: long threads of texts and WhatsApp messages, Facebook exchanges, Twitter comments, long emails, not to mention endless photos and selfies on Instagram or in the Camera Roll...

HuffPost And WhatsApp Have Teamed Up To Make Sharing Stories Even Easier

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

HuffPost UK and WhatsApp have now made it even easier to share your favourite stories. Readers can now send articles to anyone in their contacts li...

How to Create a $19 Billion App

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

The staggering $19 billion Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp last week is not only an indication of the enormous value of social media, but also a reminder of the massive opportunity to play for in the growing app economy.

Why Has Facebook Spent $19billion on WhatsApp?

Philip Letts | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech
Philip Letts

Despite concerns, Facebook has clearly recognized the need to branch out into other markets. As Facebook celebrates it's 10th birthday, it's time to give credit where credit is rightly due. Let's look at the brand as a matured tech company instead of reaching for the panic-button.

Facebook Ditches Email For Good

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

What'sApp will quickly grow to more than a billion users, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said. The mobile phone application was bought by Fac...

Why Did WhatsApp Crash?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Tech

If you're a regular WhatsApp user you might have noticed this weekend that the service was down for long periods - not great timing, given it just ann...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Comedy

It's awards season! Yes, from the red carpet glamour of the Winter Olympics to the Best Supporting Luger award at the Batfas, this week was all about ...

WhatsApp Deal Shows Facebook Chasing Dominance, Not Relevance

Gavin Megaw | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Tech
Gavin Megaw

The fact that a company with a mere 32 engineers in its workforce can be valued at $19bn - more than Twitter when it went public - is extraordinary. But it is a clear guide to the power that digital media tools hold.

LOOK: Here's How WhatsApp Celebrated Their £11bn Facebook Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Tech

WhatsApp staff have been toasting their acquisition by Facebook for $19 (£11) billion in style, with bottles upon bottles of Cristal champagne. Th...

Facebook Turned Down WhatsApp Founder For A Job In 2009

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

What a difference five years makes. Back in 2009, WhatsApp co-founder sent out the following tweet after going for a job at Facebook: Facebook t...

Here Are 49 Companies Worth Less Than 'WhatsApp'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

What'sApp has sold to Facebook for more than $19 billion - and in the process has become one of the world's most valuable companies. The deal - whi...

LOOK: A Classic BBC Gaffe

The Huffington Post UK | | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

Facebook has snapped up WhatsApp for a hefty £9.6bn. Big news, sure, especially if you're a founder or employee of the messaging service. But i...

Teenage Love in Digital Times

Dave Wallace | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

Call me a Luddite but I remember the good old days. When you fancied someone and wanted to 'go out' with him or her you'd have to actually ask him or her out. i.e. pluck up the courage to talk to them in person. Yes, actually ask them verbally. This often meant you would soon have to meet their parents, or perhaps worse, their brothers and sisters. But things have changed.

Guess What? The More We Use Our Phones, the Worse We Are at Communicating

Pandora Sykes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Pandora Sykes

It's the modern epidemic that's worsening by the day: the omnipresence of the smartphone. On the loo (my favourite spot to tweet from), on the bus, in bed, in the middle of meetings, at dinner, during s--- yep, seriously, some people do it.

This, Ladies And Gentlemen, Is The World's Worst Phone Thief

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Essex police are hunting a "brainless thief" who stole a mobile phone and then uploaded a selfie to Whatsapp. The inept and hopelessly vain individ...

Groom-To-Be Elopes With Another Woman A Day Before His Wedding

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

In a tale guaranteed to give anyone preparing to tie the knot sweaty palms, an Indian groom has eloped with another woman the day before his wedding. ...

Is This The Death Of Texting?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Tech

Mobile instant messaging has overtaken SMS texting for the first time. According to a report by Informa, messages sent using services such as iMess...

The Inexorable Rise of WhatsApp

Eamonn Carey | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Tech
Eamonn Carey

Perhaps one of the most striking features of WhatsApp is that, unlike other social networks, the users are not the product for sale. The company's founders are vehemently opposed to the idea of introducing any type of advertising onto the platform. You pay to use WhatsApp.

18 Billion WhatsApp Messages Sent On New Year's Eve

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Tech

Anyone who's seen the iOS app store chart knows that the mobile messaging service WhatsApp is popular. But did you know how popular? According t...

Facebook Messenger Takes On Texting (And WhatsApp)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Tech

Facebook has unveiled a new version of its Messenger app which allows users without an account on the social network to join. The update potentiall...