Facebook’s blockbuster $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp won’t necessarily kick off a consolidation wave. There aren’t that many more major OTT players left in the market that aren’t focused on Asia.
When the consolidation wave in the OTT market comes, there will be winners and losers. Will the losers just fizzle out or find a new way to innovate?
We put the question to Rebtel CEO and over-the-top communications veteran Andreas Bernström. He had two big predictions: Google will acquire WhatsApp, and AT&T will acquire Twilio.
Mobile companies faced with rising data use are often choosing to block or limit innovative voice and messaging apps. But that won’t solve anything — and in the long term it’s only causing the industry damage, says Andreas Bernström, CEO of VoIP service Rebtel.
U.K.-based Taptu, which is developing a mobile search engine, has raised about $10 million (6.45 million pounds) in a second round of fundin…