A plethora of predictions for 2018 and roundups of 2017.

We take a look at a record breaking night for WhatsApp, the rise of Spotify and its hopes to go public, stats galore from Google, Ofcom and the ONS, and Footlocker’s ‘open to all’ unboxing experience. 

  •  Spotify gains 10 million new paid members every 6 months and files to go public on the New York Stock Exchange
  • On New Year Eve, three million people partied the night away in Airbnbs, compared to just 1,400 eight years ago and many of them were WhatsApping – a massive 75 billion messages globally were sent using the service
  • Instagram is letting a select few users post directly to WhatsApp