Jan Koum

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

    … Facebook’s way. There had been some speculation about Thiel not being retained on the company’s board of directors following the news last month that he helped fund wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media, since it seemed to run counter to the social network’s efforts to embrace media and publishers. However, Thiel and the rest…

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  • 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…

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  • 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- 16 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- 28 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- 10 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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