Tag: Messenger


Snapchat Needs to Go Public Before Instagram Stories Kills It

With Snapchat leaking that the company is planning a quick initial public offering (IPO) at a $25 billion valuation, the real motivation for speeding up the deal may be the ability of Instagram Stories to grow to from scratch to 60 percent of Snapchat’s user base in just 10 weeks.

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Facebook Messenger Makes 10% of VOIP Calls

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, intent on making the telephone obsolete, stated Wednesday that 10% of global mobile Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) occurs through Facebook Messenger. He added, according to TechCrunch, that because mobile VOIP’s audio has superior audio to that of traditional phone calls, growth “is going to continue very quickly.”