Messaging Apps are Communication Tools

Finally – I get it now. And by it, I mean the WhatsApp acquisition by Facebook.

It’s what I’ve been preaching — that messaging apps are not social networks. They are communication tools / utilities.

So basically, Facebook just bought a telephone company.

But I’m still wondering what is going to happen when messaging apps fully evolve to multi-faceted platforms (gaming, commerce, communication tools); basically the ‘what’s next‘. WhatsApp is going to be left behind.

Only time will tell. I guess.

 

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My CEO Bought Viber

…what I really want to say, is this is why Silicon Valley needs to start paying attention to Asia.

My CEO, Hiroshi Mikitani on future of e-commerce:

“In the future, e-commerce will become a more communication-based transaction,” Mikitani said. “Live interactivity is going to be critical for all Internet services.”

via here