The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger subsidiaries, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Facebook on Thursday launched a catalog feature for its WhatsApp messaging app, building out the service's e-commerce tools as it moves slowly toward monetizing the app it bought in 2014 for $19 billion.
The U.S. Justice Department will open an antitrust investigation of Facebook Inc , a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, marking the fourth recent antitrust probe of the social media company.
WhatsApp is in talks with multiple Indonesian digital payment firms to offer their mobile transaction services, in a bid to tap the nation’s fast growing e-commerce sector, people familiar with the matter said.
WhatsApp will roll out its payments service in India this year following a year-long pilot, its global chief has said, as the Facebook-owned messaging giant taps an upsurge in digital payments in its dominant market.