WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, now renamed Meta Platforms. With the update, users in Europe will see a banner notification at the top of their chat list that will take them to the new information.
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AMAZON PLANS TO OPEN NEW CENTRAL INDIANA WAREHOUSE THIS YEAR
Mayor Steve Barnett said the exact number of expected jobs has not yet been shared with the city, the Daily Journal reported. City officials said the warehouse will receive inventory and workers will sort and ship orders.
FACT CHECKERS SAY YOUTUBE LETS ITS PLATFORM BE ‘WEAPONIZED'
More than 80 fact-checking organizations are calling on YouTube to address what they say is rampant misinformation on the platform.
HONDA EXEC: HIGH AUTO PRICES MAY DROP, BUT NOT DRAMATICALLY
Honda expects its factories to make more vehicles this year despite a computer chip shortage and supply chain troubles. But because it’s starting the year with so few vehicles at dealers, the company expects U.S. sales to fall below last year’s numbers.
SPACE TELESCOPE'S EYE' OPENS, LAST MAJOR HURDLE ‘GOLDEN
NASA’s new space telescope opened its huge, gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror Saturday (08), the final step in the observatory’s dramatic unfurling.
AFTER WAVE OF CANCELLATIONS, DELTA SEES RECOVERY IN 2022
Delta Air Lines lost $408 million in the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a COVID-19 surge that rocked the airline in December, and the carrier predicted Thursday that it will suffer one more quarterly loss before travel perks up in spring and summer.
JUDGE SAYS FTC'S ANTITRUST CASE AGAINST FACEBOOK CAN PROCEED
A federal judge has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission’s revised antitrust suit against Meta, formerly known as Facebook, can proceed, shutting down the social media company’s request for a dismissal.
TAIWAN CHIPMAKER TSMC SAYS QUARTERLY PROFIT $6 BILLION
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the biggest contract manufacturer of processor chips, reported Thursday its quarterly profit rose 16.4% over a year earlier to $6 billion amid surging demand for chips for smartphones and other electronics.
GRAND THEFT AUTO MAKER BUYS FARMVILLE COMPANY IN $12.7B DEAL
Take-Two Interactive, maker of “Grand Theft Auto” and “Red Dead Redemption,” is buying Zynga, maker of “FarmVille” and “Words With Friends,” in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $12.7 billion.
WILL SMITH, LADY GAGA, BEN AFFLECK SCORE SAG NOMINATIONS
The Oscar race may be missing in-person glitz this year, but it doesn’t lack for star power. Will Smith, Lady Gaga and Ben Affleck landed individual nominations for the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, while the casts of “Belfast” and “CODA” were among those nominated for the guild’s top award, best ensemble.
5 Steps to Reach Your Money Goals in 2022
In addition to the new year bringing confetti and a fresh calendar, it’s a time to set big money goals for the next 12 months. That might mean finally paying off debt, buying a house or taking a long-delayed vacation.
OUTAGE HIGHLIGHTS HOW VITAL FACEBOOK HAS BECOME WORLDWIDE
The six-hour outage at Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp was a headache for many casual users but far more serious for the millions of people worldwide who rely on the social media sites to run their businesses or communicate with relatives, fellow parents, teachers or neighbors.
FEED YOUR MIND. FEAST YOUR EYES.
TALK SAFER: APPS TAKE PRIVACY FIGHT TO FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE
As messaging giant WhatsApp prepares to hand over more data to Facebook, users are flocking to rival services in protest, with Signal jumping from 250,000 downloads on the App Store a week to almost 10 million.
iOS 14: HANDS-ON WITH THE BIGGEST NEW FEATURES
Refusing to let COVID-19 impact its release schedule, Apple took to its virtual WWDC stage at the end of June to show off the latest version of its iOS and iPadOS operating systems, set for release this fall. Craig Federighi introduced a bunch of new game-changing features, including a redesigned home screen, overhauled Siri, and tonnes of long-awaited UI tweaks. Let’s get hands-on with the beta version of the new software and see what’s really changed.
Q & A: WHAT'S NEXT FOR FACEBOOK IN THE ANTITRUST CASE?
Could Facebook be forced to spin off WhatsApp and Instagram?
A Tale of Two Antitrust Battles
The U.S. government’s case against Facebook is bold; its case against Google, by the book
And Now, for My Next Trick …
WhatsApp makes practically no money now, but Facebook has plans to change that
Facebook's Quadruple Play
The tech juggernaut is weaving together its four mega apps –Instagram, Whatsapp, Messenger, and Facebook itself– at the very moment watchdogs and regulators are closing in. No big deal: only democracy hangs in the balance
Facebook Rebuffs US AG Over Access To Encrypted Messages
Facebook is rebuffing efforts by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages.
German Minister Meets Zuckerberg, Wary Of Messaging Plans
Germany’s justice minister is criticizing plans for Facebook to combine its instant-messaging services after a meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but is offering a wary welcome to his call for more encrypted messaging.