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Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People (WIRED)

FOR MOST OF the past six weeks, the biggest story out of Silicon Valley was Apple’s battle with the FBI over a federal order to unlock the iPhone of a mass shooter. The company’s refusal touched off a searing debate over privacy and security in the digital age. But this morning, at a small office in Mountain View, California, three guys made the scope of that enormous debate look kinda small…

Source: Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People | WIRED

Background Read: Tsū Social Network – Cash Cow or Pyramid Scheme? (Victor Balasa)

If you’re an Internet gadabout, you’ll probably have heard about Tsu.co or Tsū, the social network that’s been getting a lot of hype, and hate, lately. Throughout its year-long existence, the social network exotically called Tsū has been plagued by naysayers and, just recently, had its API and

Source: Tsū Social Network – Cash Cow or Pyramid Scheme? [Op-Ed] – Hongkiat

Facebook user data: government requests by country (Business Insider)

Authorities in the U.S. made more than 17,000 requests to Facebook for user data in the first half of 2015, setting a new record.

Source: Facebook user data: government requests by country

2014 vs. 2015 Profits of The Internet Giants Infographic: So profitabel sind die Tech-Riesen (Statista)

Die Grafik bildet den Gewinn von ausgewählten Tech-Unternehmen ab.

Source: • Infografik: So profitabel sind die Tech-Riesen | Statista

Facebook with more mobile-only users than non-mobile (Business Insider)

The number of mobile-only Facebook users passed the number of mobile-plus-desktop users for the first time last quarter.

Source: Facebook mobile-only users most common

Great Overview: The 79 most popular people on Instagram (Business Insider)

The numbers speak for themselves.

Instagram is a massively valuable social network. Some analysts think it’s worth as much as $37 billion. So who are its most popular users? To find out, we took Socialblade’s list of the 100 most followed Instagram accounts…

Source: Most popular people on Instagram

Comprehensive in-depth Read on Product Management Best Practice: The Black Box of Product Management (Brandon Chu)

There is a rite of passage in the product management world, where all PMs have experienced being asked: “What does a product manager do, anyway?”

Read more…

Source: The Black Box of Product Management — Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking — Medium

Great Background Story on WhatsApp B2C ‘gray market’ in Germany:  WhatsApp-Service InstaNews: Kampf mit unsauberen Mitteln? (BasicThinking, German)

Im Markt der WhatsApp-Services kracht es aktuell gewaltig. Im Fokus: WhatsService, InstaNews, WhatsBroadcast und Whappodo. Es geht um Tausende Kundendaten, um Handynummern, um Leser – und um viel Geld. Denn diese vier Anbieter haben frühzeitig erkannt…

Source: WhatsApp-Service InstaNews: Kampf mit unsauberen Mitteln?

The Math behind the Deal: Why Activision is buying Candy Crush (Business Insider)

Activision needs help in mobile, and 80% of King’s revenue comes from mobile.

Source: Why Activision is buying Candy Crush

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