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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Facebook to Buy messaging app WhatsApp for $19bn

The world's biggest social media platform, Facebook has said it will buy the popular app, WhatsApp for $19 billion (equivalent to 11.4 billion Pounds).

Ever since Facebook entered our lives, the company has not made any major buys at least not until now. Mark shared his thoughts on Facebook. Read more HERE.

WhatsApp is popular with people looking to avoid text messaging charges and has been cited as a rival to BlackBerry Messenger.

Today, WhatsApp has over 450 million monthly users.

For more information on this giant purchase, visit BBC News - Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $19bn

Image: Screenshot from Facebook Mobile App

Friday, 7 February 2014

Sochi, Russia Hosts 2014 Winter Olympics

Today is Friday, 7th February, 2014 (MSK). 
The time is 09.29am ET in Sochi, Russia and preparations continue as the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics begin in a matter of hours. The opening ceremony is said to start at 11.00am (07.00 GMT).

USA Today said Sochi is the largest and most expensive Winter Olympic Games in the history and it will likely be remembered for palm trees, reminders of the Cold War tensions between the United States and Russia, and high-flying flips in new events that offer X Games thrills.

At the same time, there are stories about Gay Rights protests that are targeting the Games in Russia. The Russian Government has assured the world that they Sochi is safe and that the Games will be a success.

The excitement is overwhelming and I look forward to the opening ceremony.

Updates will be posted as they come.