Jan Koum

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

    … of Facebook’s first-quarter-2016 earnings call in late April, and general counsel Colin Stretch said in a note at the time: The board believes that a large part of Facebook’s success has stemmed from the leadership, creative vision and management of Mark Zuckerberg, and that the company’s future success will depend on Mark’s continued leadership…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Facebook- 15 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- 8 readers -
  • No More Annual Fees for WhatsApp Users (No Ads, Either)

    … giving you an experience without third-party ads and spam. WhatsApp co-founder and Facebook board member Jan Koum actually broke the news of the app’s abolition of subscription fees at the DLD Conference in Munich, saying, as reported by Re/code: It really doesn’t work that well. We just don’t want people to think at some point their communication…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Facebook- 13 readers -
  • WhatsApp via the Web

    …, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your Web browser. Our Web client is simply an extension of your phone: The Web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device — this means all of your messages still live on your phone. To connect your Web browser to your WhatsApp client, simply open https…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebook- 22 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- 8 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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