Rocco Penn A tech blogger, social media analyst, and general promoter of all things positive in the world. "Bring it. I'm ready." Find me on Media Caffeine, Twitter, and Facebook.

Google plans to release its own WhatsApp-esque messaging app

45 sec read

The Economic Times is reporting that Google is working hard to launch a messaging service similar to WhatsApp. Because what the world definitely needs is another messaging app. While every tech company under the suns continues to try and crack messaging once and for all, without ever really seeming to know how to go about it, the Times suggests that Google is working on a WhatsApp competitor, initially focused on emerging markets like India.

After losing WhatsApp to Facebook in a multibillion dollar acquisition bid, Google is planning to launch its own mobile messaging app which the search giant is likely to test in India and other emerging markets. Last month, Google sent top product manager Nikhyl Singhal to India to do a recce of the messaging app ecosystem in the country as the company looks to catch up on an opportunity it lost to others. The Google messenger is in early stages of development and is likely to be launched in 2015, sources aware of the plans said. A Google spokesperson, however, declined to comment. Google reportedly made an offer of over $10 billion (Rs 60,000 crore) to buy Whatsapp, the instant messaging app which was ultimately bought by Facebook for $19 billion Rs 1.2 lakh crore) in one of the largest technology deals.

Source
Avatar of Rocco Penn
Rocco Penn A tech blogger, social media analyst, and general promoter of all things positive in the world. "Bring it. I'm ready." Find me on Media Caffeine, Twitter, and Facebook.

Google and Huawei might be working on a new…

Google and Huawei might be joining forces once again. According to a tweet from Evan Blass, once of the most respected leakers in the...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
1 min read

Google is killing off yet another thing that nobody…

Google isn’t afraid to experiment, and as a result, the company ends up having to kill off a lot of products and services that didn’t end...
Avatar of Michio Hasai Michio Hasai
1 min read

The next version of Android will be called Android…

A little more than a month after asking Android users to suggest names for the next version of Android, codenamed Android N, Google announced...
Avatar of Lorie Wimble Lorie Wimble
38 sec read

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *