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The Snowball app for Android is your ticket to unified messaging

If you’ve noticed that your conversations with friends, family, and colleagues spread across a jumble of mobile apps, you’re not crazy. It just sort of happened. Today a startup called Snowball is launching an Android app to respond to the madness by bringing all those conversations into a single place.

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Japanese messaging app Line files for $10B IPO

Japanese messaging app Line is in the process of filing for an initial public offering valued at over $10 billion or 9 trillion yen, according to Bloomberg News. The company reportedly submitted an application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange two weeks ago.

GroupMe to make money from brand-sponsored group messaging

One of the leaders in a brat-pack of group messaging startups, New York-based GroupMe, has just launched its first attempt to monetize its service. It is adding “Featured Groups” to the service to draw in advertising dollars.

BlockChalk lands $1M for community-based mobile messaging

BlockChalk, a mobile application that lets people leave messages for other community members, today announced it has secured a $1 million round of funding, the company’s first. The funding will be used to expand the company’s team as it looks for iPhone developers and server-side engineers.