#WhatsApp hits 800 million active users – an annotated infographic

WhatsApp, the messaging service that lets you text other users for free, now has 800 million active users every month. The app sends messages over the internet, bypassing a phone carrier’s text messaging charges. WhatsApp is a solid poster boy for spectacular dotcom success, going from zero value as a start-up company in 2009 to the point at which Facebook hoovered it up for a tidy $19bn in 2014. Not bad for five years’ work, all told. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading #WhatsApp hits 800 million active users – an annotated infographic

New issue of E&T magazine online now – the #WearableTechnology issue

Check out the wearable technology, hype or happening issue of E&T online. The wearable technology market has exploded. There are plenty of activity trackers, e-health monitors and smartwatches, but all too often the focus has been on emerging technology rather than the design. Yet product design is vital to commercial success, as consumers will only want to buy a device that complements their desired look. If the wearables market is going to achieve the success it should, the fashion element that consumers use to express themselves needs to be the priority right now. Check out the wearable technology, hype or … Continue reading New issue of E&T magazine online now – the #WearableTechnology issue