Jan Koum

  • Facebook’s 2016 Annual Meeting: Peter Thiel Remains on Board

    … of Facebook’s board of directors—Marc Andreessen, Erskine Bowles, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Reed Hastings, Jan Koum, Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg—will serve through next year’s annual meeting. The new class of non-voting capital stock, class-C capital stock, which was also approved at the company’s annual meeting, was first proposed on the day…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Facebook- 21 readers -
  • WhatsApp Launches End-to-End Encryption

    … WhatsApp upped its security game in a big way with this week’s announcement that it now provides full end-to-end encryption. Co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton announced the news in a blog post, saying that users do not need to take any actions to activate end-to-end encryption, as it is now the default in versions of the WhatsApp…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitter- 10 readers -
  • No More Annual Fees for WhatsApp Users (No Ads, Either)

    … Attention, WhatsApp users: Don’t spend that $0.99 in one place. The Facebook-owned cross-platform messaging application announced Monday that it would no longer collect its $0.99 annual subscription fee for users in their second years and beyond. The app had been free-of-charge for users in their first year. WhatsApp also announced that it had…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Facebook- 15 readers -
  • WhatsApp via the Web

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 21, 2015 - 4:30 PM Messaging application WhatsApp can now be accessed by its Android users via the Web. WhatsApp co-founder and CEO and Facebook board member Jan Koum announced the new feature in a Facebook post, saying that it was not yet available for iOS users due to Apple platform limitations. He wrote: Today…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebook- 26 readers -
  • WhatsApp Tops 700M Users, 30B Daily Messages

    … Facebook-owned cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp surpassed two significant milestones, topping 700 million monthly active users, as well as 30 billion messages sent daily. WhatsApp co-founder and CEO and Facebook board member Jan Koum announced the news in a Facebook post: I hope you all had a happy and peaceful holiday season…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 9 readers -
  • Jan Koum Transfers Facebook Shares Between Trusts

    … WhatsApp co-founder and CEO and Facebook director Jan Koum reported in a Form 4 filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he transferred shares of Facebook class-A common stock between trusts he administers. Koum moved 3,676,384 class-A shares from Jan Koum Trust I to Butterfly Trust. Jan Koum Trust I now holds 141,489 shares, while Butterfly Trust holds 61,080,227. …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 4 readers -
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