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Ode to My Family (And My iPhone)

Sophie Bauer | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Sophie Bauer

Smartphones are pretty darn good at uniting people. However, how do they fare under the pressure of having to unite larger groups of people when conflicting time zones and work schedules act as obstacles to meaningful or sustained conversation?

The Rise of Mobile and Social News - And What It Means for Journalism

Emily Bell | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Emily Bell

Social platforms which felt they could maintain their status as 'just a platform' and avoid the implications of bearing publishing responsibility are also realising that this is untenable. What follows will reshape journalism more profoundly than we once could have imagined. This might be good news for consumers, but in terms of civic and democratic health, the jury is still out.

Louise Ridley

Digital Media Companies Are Taking On The BBC - And Gaining Ground

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

'Digital born’ media companies like The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and Vice are threatening the dominance of traditional online news organisations li...

Would You Like to WhatsApp Ronald McDonald?

Richard Batt | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Richard Batt

Reports online are saying WhatsApp is going to open up to more commercial messages, allowing companies and entrepreneurs to contact customers. Which is great if you run a high-level spam operation, not so great if you just enjoy messaging your friends.

Over-The-Top Is Coming to Take Your Voice

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

The tech giants are only just starting to recognise what they can potentially offer to their customers - and by offering their users new services they hope to tie them into their existing social networks.

Guess Which Emoji The UK Uses The Most...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Tech

What does your favourite emoji say about you? Well it turns out it can be quite a lot. A new study by SwiftKey has discovered each country's favourite...

70 Lashes And Divorce For Saudi Wife Who Insulted Husband On WhatsApp

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK

An instant messaging App has been cited as the reason for a divorce between a couple in Saudi Arabia. The man filed to end his marriage after noti...

Join Our Young Voices WhatsApp News Alert Service

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Here at Huffington Post UK Young Voices we're always looking for ways to bring you the very latest news, quickly and in the most convenient way possib...

Gatekeepers of Dark Social Report Rapidly Growing Power of WhatsApp

Will Bancroft | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

All in all, it seems there's yet more evidence in the social media ecosystem that WhatsApp sharing is growing rapidly.

What Can We Learn from the News Sites Pioneering Dark Social?

Will Bancroft | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

Last year some incredible data from BuzzFeed and USA Today's viral sports site, For The Win, showing the rise of WhatsApp and decline of Twitter, for mobile sharing, sparked even more interest in dark social.

Incredible Celeb Portraits Made Entirely From... Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech

Rapper and artist Yung Jake is painting amazing pictures of famous people using nothing but Emojis. If you've ever used an Emoji keyboard (or been ...

WhatsApp VoIP: Will it Succeed in the Developing World?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

VoIP technology is actually now more than 20 years old and the initial boom in consumer wireline VoIP came more than 10 years ago. Wireless mobile VoIP has also been around for quite a number of years. The first consumer application was introduced in 2006. A long time ago in telecoms!

David Cameron Wants To Ban... Snapchat?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Tech

David Cameron has today revealed his intention to ban communication services like Snapchat, WhatsApp and iMessage if they continue to be encrypted fro...

Man Divorces Wife For Ignoring WhatsApp Messages

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech

A Saudi man has reportedly divorced his wife after she refused to acknowledge his WhatsApp messages, instead choosing to chat to her friends and famil...

WhatsApp At The Centre Of HALF All Italian Affairs

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Tech

Italian marriages are suffering from the digital age according to new data from the Italian Association of Matrimonial Lawyers. The organisation re...

This Is Why There Are Now Blue Ticks On WhatsApp

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech

If you've recent updated WhatsApp you may have noticed that there are now... blue ticks. But what do these mysterious signifiers mean? What is thei...

Using WhatsApp To Deliver News Alerts Is Great - But Ever So Laborious

Chris York | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech
Chris York

A WhatsApp news alert service is a brilliant idea and works really well but there are some rather glaring problems...

The Top 10 at 25

The Mac Twins | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Our mid twenties without Google search would be a shameful series of questions to family members starting with 'I know I should know this but...' whilst gazing wearily down at our Young person railcards. Much like the deteriorative hangover, the road to 30 creeps up without warning or fan fare..

Until Brands Get Smart, It's Not Time to Ditch Your Stupid Watch

James Connelly | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

A confession - I'm not a smartwatch fan. They're nearly all ugly, crap battery and over-engineered. Also, I like normal watches, with nice dials and nice straps. Smartwatches stink of innovation by public companies to drive sales and share value. I'm perfectly happy having a smartphone and a stupid watch.

Join Our Politics WhatsApp News Alert Service

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Politics

Here at Huffington Post UK Politics we are always looking for ways to bring you the very latest news, quickly and in the most convenient way possible....

Beyond The Valley: Mobile Mutated Your Soul

Jay Sorrels | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jay Sorrels

Mobile is the answer... it's how 87%+ of people even in the UK connect with their world, and therefore, brands. Messaging Apps are not some kind of magic hippo chow that lets marketers get up in people's grilles again in the same way in a new place... Messaging and mobile are a filter for fail.

No One Talks Anymore

Carina Maggar | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Carina Maggar

Recent research shows that our phones are proven to be affecting the way we talk, think, have sex, eat and even go to the loo. We have become slaves to technology, only this time, our hands are handcuffed to our phones. Those red circular icons on our home screens have become our very own version of a newborn baby crying out for attention.

Iran Orders Zuckerberg To Court

The Huffington Post | The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been ordered to appear in court in Iran after a judge in the south of the country declared that both WhatsApp and...

Iran Orders Zuckerberg To Court

The Huffington Post | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been ordered to appear in court in Iran after a judge in the south of the country declared that both WhatsApp and...

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...