The week that was!

March 11, 2016


Interested in finding out what’s been happening in the industry this week? We’ve compiled some of the most interesting articles from the week that was . . .

Brazil’s WhatsApp flap pits justice against rights
Tech companies shopping for customers in the instant messaging market have good reason to court Brazil — 93 million of them, in fact. Read more >

Upwardly mobile: Alibaba to gobble up 50 per cent of mobile internet ad spending in China, again
E-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group is forecast to corner the largest share of mobile internet advertising spending in mainland China for the second consecutive year, pulling ahead of online search giant Baidu. Read more >

China’s bustling Instant Messaging world adds new entrant
Chinese instant messaging cloud service provider RongCloud has completed its first round financing of CNY50 million, which was led by ZEVC Management Co. Ltd. Read more >

RSA: Will your next phone have quantum cryptographic 2FA?
If one of the vendors here at RSA has anything to do with it, the answer is “yes”. Quantum cryptography would prove orders of magnitude more difficult to break, and also throw orders of magnitude of levels of protection around critical data. Read more >

SMS technology brings cheer for landless poor
As many as 300 poor landless women received joint titles to homestead land on March 5 in the Gajapati district through a pilot programme called ‘Use of mobile SMS tech-innovation in land titling’. Read more >

Mobile messaging giant Line now supports group voice calls for up to 200 people
Mobile messaging giant Line has announced that it now caters to conference calls with the latest update to its mobile and desktop app. Read more >

You can now send PDF documents via WhatsApp
WhatsApp, the world’s most popular instant messaging application, has announced that users are now able to send PDF documents. Read more >

Why every marketer should be keeping up with the evolution of Messaging Apps
One of the byproducts of consumers moving away from desktop access to the Web via their smartphones is that they augment their email (and the occasional phone call) with mobile messaging apps. Read more >

During disasters, help is now just one text message away
While information is no longer a problem in the age of social media, getting timely and actionable information from those affected by disasters is still one of the biggest challenges that needs to be addressed. Read more >

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