WhatsApp's blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup

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While journalists are scrambling around for quotes, and analysts and PR companies are looking to place "reaction" pieces, you needn't look further than WhatsApp's own blog to understand the story. The story of how the world's most popular smartphone messaging app came to be.

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<ul><li>WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a $16 billion startup (and what we can learn from it) Andre F. Bourque Managing Editor, Technorati WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>September 12, 2009 Company responds to users leaving BlackBerry for Apple and Android smartphones WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>January 28, 2010 Its broken, were fixing it, and keeping you informed WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>April 3, 2010 Calling all users: Wed love to have you beta test us! WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>September 19, 2010 Seeing a need for international adoption, WhatsApp removes itself from AppWorld distribution. WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>February 22, 2011 Aims to exceed both Apple and user expectations; focuses on every single existing app feature to make it better. WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>July 12, 2011 Constant user feedback, constant product evolution: We are continuing to work on adding cool group chat features...if you have any feedback, let us know. WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>September 26, 2011 Company celebrates 1 million transactions per second on a single device. By January, they hit 2 million tps. WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>March 22, 2012 Handles rumors head-on, yet explains, We would rather work on cool new features WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>December 29, 2012 Company stands its ground and reassures users. WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>August 7, 2013 Company focuses on big updates and tells users, From now own weve simplified our business model so the first year of use is free and only $.99 a year after that. WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>December 19, 2013 No user left untouched: Company releases voice messaging across all platforms at once: We put extra effort into making sure that Blackberry, Nokia, and Windows phone users can enjoy the same rich, powerful voice messaging experience. WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>February 19, 2014 400 million users, with credit going to each of them. We also heard from British woman who runs a charity in Uganda[who] uses WhatsApp to send daily reports, photos, and videos WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>Facebook Humble and dedicated: Heres what will change for you, our users: nothing. WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li><li>WhatsApps diary is about the user. Andre F. Bourque Managing Editor, Technorati WhatsApps blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup | 20 Feb 14 | @SocialMktgFella </li></ul>