Facebook Sees WhatsApp as a Weapon of Conquest

December 03, 2020

New York Times tech journalist Shira Ovide offers a fascinating glimpse of what’s going on in the back offices of Facebook concerning the future of the popular messaging app, WhatsApp. Changes are afoot, she tells us. Ovide whets the reader’s appetite with this intriguing teaser: “the...

What WhatsApp Conversations Reveal About the Far Right’s Ideology

October 29, 2020

Forum for Democracy (FvD) is a political party on the rise in the Netherlands. Thierry Baudet, FvD’s conservative revolutionary leader, positions himself and his party as right-wing and as an acceptable ideological alternative to all other Dutch parties. All media controversies about...

What’s Driving India’s Fintech Boom?

February 11, 2018

An explosion of smartphone users and a world-class digital infrastructure are fueling the rapid growth of fintech in India. But innovating for low-income groups remains a challenge. The fintech space in India is heating up. WhatsApp, the most widely used messaging app in the country, has...