China bans Facebook messaging service WhatsApp

The Chinese government has disabled Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, the New York Times reports. Nadim Kobeissi, an applied cryptographer at Paris-based research firm Symbolic Software, told the Times his company began noticing slowdowns in the service Wednesday. By Monday, the block had become comprehensive. Authorities blocked video-chat and file-sharing functions within WhatsApp in mid-July, but […]
  • 10 Months ago

Jack Ma Takes Alibaba to the Top: IPO Prices at Top of Range, Raising $21.8 billion

Alibaba Group, headed by Jack Ma, has asked for a $22B I.P.O. It’s the biggest one ever in the United States, and on the surface, it seems like a great move. Alibaba Group is not only the premiere e-commerce company in China; it’s the world’s largest Internet e-commerce company that boasts 231 million active buyers. […]
  • 4 Years ago

WeChat Helps Hospital Patients

  WeChat, China’s top mobile messaging application is being used to make hospitals more efficient and help improve patients’ overall visiting experience. Improving hospital services is a priority because China’s top hospitals see an average of 10,000 patients on a daily basis. Outside pressure has had an adverse effect the behavior of doctors, which thereby […]
  • 4 Years ago