Facebook announces plan to merge Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg is planning to integrate the chat tools on the WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services, a move that could help the social media giant identify users’ identities across all of its properties, and bolster its case against a breakup by regulators. Zuckerberg’s plans, reported

Tencent scores twin game approvals after months-long freeze

Tencent and Netease got several of their less-important titles approved in China, as the world’s largest gaming market recovers from a months-long shutout that had thrown the industry into disarray. Tencent’s Wood Joints and Folding Fan secured operational licenses on January 13, its first games to win approval since regulators

Halaal internet? Islamic browser promises better web experience

A Malaysian startup is betting that there’s plenty of pent-up demand for a new browser that’s compliant with Islamic values, at a time of mounting concerns over privacy, bias and online abuse over the internet. SalamWeb, a mobile and desktop browser, is designed to deliver a Muslim-friendly web experience. The app, which includes

Apple apologises for FaceTime bug, says fix due next week

Apple Inc. apologised for a bug that let users of its FaceTime video-chat service listen in on people they contacted even before the person accepted or rejected the call. The iPhone maker said it has fixed the flaw on its servers and will roll out an update to Apple’s iOS operating system next week. “We …