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UPPSALA, Sweden (AP) — Researchers from Uppsala University on Wednesday opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160.
WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said. WhatsApp said Tuesday on its blog that its users are also sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos a day. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced in February that his social network is acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion. The stock and cash purchase marries WhatsApp's steadily growing user base with Facebook's 1.2 billion active users.