Group voice calls the next new feature coming to WhatsApp
WhatsApp has been a nerve center for millions of its users with its free encrypted chat and free voice/video calling features. According to a tweet by WABetaInfo , the Facebook-owned messaging app might roll out the feature in its next beta update.
One aspect that might be an issue is Qualcomm's efforts to close its $38-billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV, which makes chips for vehicles with an eye to self-driving technology.
Broadcom is looking to complete its $5.5 billion purchase of Brocade Communications Systems Inc (BRCD.O) while Qualcomm is in the process of closing its deal for NXP.
The Financial Times is reporting that Broadcom is planning to acquire NXP, as well as Qualcomm. The forward price-to-earnings ratio for Broadcom recently stood at 14.6, slightly above its 13.5 average. The bid follows a series of deals in the components market. Publicly, Qualcomm has only said it is "evaluating" the deal.
Broadcom said if the deal is approved, it expected a combined company to have revenues of about $51 billion. Moreover, it would create a company with "massive market share" in the kind of chips that power Wi-Fi, location data and Bluetooth, necessary for the next generation of connected devices, said Stuart Carlaw, chief research officer at ABI Research.
Mobile And Sprint's Planned Merger Is A No-Go
The decision was made 30 October to call the talks off, and Deutsche Telekom would be informed the following day, the report said. These two companies came close in 2014 about the merging, but later due to some regulatory concerns called it off.
Women and dogs rescued after five months adrift
For sailors of the Ashland , it was just another day on the job. "I knew she didn't even know the phone number here", she said. Appel and Fuiava survived on a year's worth of dry goods, including oatmeal, pasta and rice, the Navy said.
Franken, Sessions spar about Russia
The time Franken cut off Sessions to the time he finished answering the question, in full, was about four minutes. Sessions denied having any communications with Russians whatsoever during his confirmation hearing in January.