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WhatsApp is now most widely used end-to-end crypto tool on the planet

By Cyrus Farivar for Ars Technica

WhatsApp now uses Signal protocol, which was largely funded by US taxpayers. (more…)

Global trends

April 6, 2016

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War of Messengers

TECHINASIA: E-Marketer predicts that by 2018 there will be 200 million new smartphone users in emerging Asia. To put that into context, that’s more users than there are currently in the whole of U.S. The opportunity is huge for the developers of these apps, but also for brands to tap into their potential to participate in peer to peer conversation in an engaging and meaningful way. (more…)

Fintech news, InspirAsia, news

July 13, 2015

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Telegram Says It’s Hit 62M MAUs And Messaging Activity Has Doubled

TECHCRUNCHTelegram, the multi-platform messaging app startup created by Pavel Durov (who previously created and later departed VK, the ‘Russian Facebook’ amid controversy), has released its latest numbers exclusively to TechCrunch. (more…)

Influences FinTech

May 13, 2015

11 Super Successful Tech Leaders Who Struggled When They First Arrived In America

Business Insider: More than a third of the top tech companies in the US were founded by people born outside of the country. Their success stories drive many immigrants to come to the US in hopes of realizing the American Dream. But just looking at their success makes it easy to overlook the fact that a lot of the immigrant founders had to overcome other problems – from language barriers to financial constraints – to achieve their extraordinary success. (more…)

Influences FinTech

April 17, 2015