WhatsApp to offer voice svcs: Should telcos start sweating?

With 450 million users across the globe, WhatsApp has already made a hole in several telecom operator’s revenue The world’s biggest messaging service WhatsApp now plans to add voice calls to the application by the second quarter. With 450 million users across the globe, they have already made a hole in several telecom operator’s revenue.…

China Buys Its Way Into Israel’s Tech Scene

Israel’s technology scene has recently spawned several global sensations, and the Chinese are getting in on the action. In an interview, Israeli Chief Scientist Avi Hasson said his office worked with China on dozens of joint technology projects last year. Three years ago, there were none. Chinese billionaire Li Ka-Shing — an investor in Waze before Google bought the Israel-rooted company…

What the West needs to know about Russia’s tech scene

For many investors and entrepreneurs in the West, doing business in Russia can seem like a step into the unknown. However, these fears are largely unfounded. Within the Russian tech sector, the differences in business practices between the West and East are growing rapidly smaller. With a little knowledge of some of the key cultural…

India Leads Worldwide Social Networking Growth

Country set to control largest Facebook population worldwide Growth in the number of social network users around the world may be slowing, but it shows little sign of stopping, based on eMarketer’s latest forecast of internet, broadband and social network users worldwide. This year, eMarketer estimates, 1.61 billion people will log in to social networking…