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Extending Apple to open up key applications and/or OS X to other platforms and/or vendors is RETARDED.

Would you say iMessage is more key to OS X than, say, Office is to Windows?

post #162 of 165
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The biggest difference is that you don't need to get a personal profile. You can join without feeling like you are part of a social network. There are no public posts. So basically, they get people to join who do not like to join a social network. That is why it is valuable to FB. There are a lot of people using whatsapp who do not use FB. And that is also the reason why messenger is less successful in Europe and will not be able to replace it. No matter how much it is advertised.

And now that Facebook is buying WhatsApp, people will be forced to join Facebook. That is inevitable.

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Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

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post #163 of 165

Doubt it.  The easy sign up process for WhatApp using your phone number is one of its best features.

 

You don't need a Facebook account to use Instagram do you?

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post #164 of 165
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Extending Apple to open up key applications and/or OS X to other platforms and/or vendors is RETARDED.

I'd say it's stupid and a bad idea.

post #165 of 165
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Maybe someone can explain this for me. What does Whatsapp do that Skype or Facebook Messenger don't already do ?

 

That isn't the point, its how its done.

You could otherwise just buy windows, because you can do everything you can do on a mac ...

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