WhatsApp worth more than USD 19 bn: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook raised quite a few eyebrows after deciding to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion.

But according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, he still got it for cheap! “I think that by itself, [WhatsApp is] worth more than $19 billion,” he said, in an on-stage interview at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Google Launcher hits Play Store
The Google Now Launcher has finally hit the Google Play Store, and with it brings the pure Google experience to any device. Well, almost any device, since it’s only available for Nexus and Google Play Edition devices running KitKat. The Google Now Launcher takes over your entire homescreen and will allow you to add unlimited amount of home screens, add widgets, and also display the Google Now information.

Microsoft to cut WP licence fee

In its bid to target the low-end smartphone market and compete with budget Androids, Microsoft is said to soon cut down the licencing fee for its WPs by up to 70 per cent. Sources claimed once Microsoft takes control of Nokia’s hardware division, the fee cut is imminent, as the company aims to compete with Android devices.

LG most innovative company of 2014
LG has been named Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year at the Global Mobile Awards by industry body GSMA. The company has showcased no less than eight smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress, including the G Pro 2, G Flex, G2 mini, F70, F Series and L Series.

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