Platform News: Discord

Messaging app Discord ties up with Sony’s PlayStation

A unit of Sony Corp has made a minority investment in Discord Inc as part of a deal to tie in the messaging platform with the consumer electronics company’s PlayStation gamin...

Platform News: Discord

Has Discord ended its sale talks with Microsoft?

Messaging platform Discord has ended deal talks with Microsoft and plans to focus on expanding the business as a standalone company, sources familiar with the matter told journalis...

Line App

Japan government halts use of message app Line for sensitive information

The Japanese government has decided to temporarily halt its use of messaging app Line, owned by SoftBank Corp’s Z Holdings, to handle sensitive information, Chief Cabinet Sec...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

India antitrust watchdog orders probe into WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

India’s competition watchdog has ordered a probe into a WhatsApp privacy policy update, saying the Facebook-owned messaging service had breached antitrust laws.

Microsoft Corp

Microsoft rolls back update to fix access issues for thousands

Microsoft Corp has stated that the glitches that affected access to its workplace messaging app Teams, and other services have been largely fixed after it rolled back a...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

WhatsApp to move ahead with privacy update despite backlash

Late last week, WhatsApp said it will go ahead with its controversial privacy policy update but will allow users to read it at “their own pace” and will also display a ...

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

India asks WhatsApp to withdraw privacy policy update

India’s tech ministry has asked WhatsApp to withdraw changes to its privacy policy that the popular Facebook-owned messenger declared this month, saying the new provisions ta...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

Reliance to embed e-commerce app into WhatsApp within six months: Mint

Reliance Industries plans to market its e commerce app JioMart into WhatsApp within six months, financial website Mint has reported, as the Indian conglomerate looks to ramp up its...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

Signal ramps up hiring after WhatsApp controversy drives downloads

Messaging app Signal has seen “unprecedented” growth after a controversial change in rival WhatsApp’s privacy policy and is seeking to hire more staff as it attem...

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

Turkey probes Facebook’s move to collect WhatsApp data

The Turkish Competition Board said on Monday it had launched an investigation into WhatsApp and its owner Facebook Inc days after the messaging app asked users to agree to let Face...


Slack’s quarterly billing growth slows due to COVID-19 concessions

Slack’s billing-growth, which is seen as a key indicator of future earnings, slowed in the second quarter and the workplace messaging app owner stated it required only a $11 ...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

WhatsApp to pause processing law-enforcement requests for data in Hong Kong

Facebook Inc’s messaging service WhatsApp has said it had “paused” processing law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong.

Platform News: Telegram, the popular messaging app from Russia

Telegram to pay $18.5 million, return investor money to settle SEC charges

Telegram Group Inc has agreed to return $1.2 billion to investors and pay an $18.5 million civil penalty to resolve charges over an unregistered digital token coin offering, the US...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

Facebook’s WhatsApp brings digital payment to users in Brazil

WhatsApp has rolled out a system across Brazil that will allow users to send money to individuals or local businesses within a chat, attaching payments as they would a photo or vid...

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