Posts with tag Telegram

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4.3 M Users Change WhatsApp for Telegram

Jan Koum’s and Durov brothers’ messaging apps are in special kind of relations. We have written about Pavel’s predictions and his scalding tweets, and that Koum accused Pavel of being able only to steal technologies but failing to create any of his own. Simultaneously with their intense arguments, Russian Telegram made a clever use of setbacks…

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TeleInstagram? Telegram Update

According to the IM’s blog, “This update reflects Russian Telegram’s essence”. On 25 February, the Durov brothers’ brainchild got updated. The update introduced Passcodes and Photo Editor. Read all about it under the cut. Passcode Now you can set a password to Russian Telegram on iOS and Android devices. This can be done in the settings menu: [widgetkit…

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Telegram the Unhacked

The Durov brothers are keeping the $300,000 cash prize Yet another Russian Telegram contest has come to an end. The essence of the competition hasn’t changed — you needed to hack into a private chat within the messenger and acquire the emails together with their passwords from the fake conversation between two bots named Nick and…

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Telegram + Ubuntu Phone

Ubuntu Phone new device, positioning itself as a communicator and a media streaming player, will be available for €170 in a few weeks. This project became interesting thanks to its developers, who also produce Canonical operating systems. As far as performance and features go the price is justified: 2 sim-cards, 4.5-inch screen (540×960 pixels), 1GB…

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PAVEL’S PREDICTIONS

Immediately after the launch of Russian Telegram last year WhatsApp’s creator (Jan Koum) spoke about Pavel Durov in one of his interviews, describing him as a man only capable of copying really good products, referring to Facebook and WhatsApp. This was preceded by a loud statement from Pavel, when he claimed without a shadow of a…

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DUROV, MONEY, TELEGRAM

Talks about the dominance of messengers and their current overabundance on the market are like talks about the weather and politics — you can talk all day long without saying anything in point of fact. Such a number of applications for communication can be explained quite simply: not a single market player has been able…

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Is UK Against Security?

In case of his reelection, UK Prime Minister David Cameron promises to consider the issue of banning encrypted end-to-end messengers like WhatsApp, iMessage, Snapchat, Russian Telegram, etc, if these services refuse to make customer data accessible for British special services. The law is to be implemented in 2016. Giving his arguments, Cameron mentioned the recent acts…