Today's Big Stories

Bad news for BlackBerry users... say bye-bye to WhatsApp

WhatsApp has announced that it will end its support for a number of mobile operating systems, including BlackBerry and some Nokia devices.

Editor of Stuff magazine, Toby Shapshak on Tuesday said that WhatsApp has become a global messaging platform that is as ubiquitous as Short Message Service (SMS) once was.

According to Shapshak, it's unlikely that another platform will replace WhatsApp anytime soon, with currently over one billion users.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

It's a terrible tragedy of corporate hubris. The arrogance of the (BlackBerry) executives, who just thought they had this killer device.

Toby Shapshack, Editor of Stuff magazine

I think WhatsApp's saving grace is that they were bought by Facebook.

Toby Shapshack, Editor of Stuff magazine

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