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Guest Post While mobile messaging apps have skyrocketed over the past few years, we’re still waiting to see a dominant leader emerge in the space, as Facebook did with social networking.
Google Hangouts may soon get the one feature it always seemed designed to have: SMS support.
Twitter is getting deeper and deeper into the fabric of our society. Today, the newsy up-to-the-minute social network launched Twitter Alerts, a public service that will allow “credible organizations” such as government agencies and NGOs to warn and alert the public during emergencies and natural disasters.
Invi, a mobile messaging app based in Israel, has pulled in a $3 million seed round today.
CoTap has tapped into $5.5 million to speed up development of its mobile messaging app for the enterprise. The company was founded by former Yammer executives Jim Patterson and Zack Parker.
Carrier billing doesn’t have the hype of digital wallets or NFC, but it’s still a pretty convenient way to tackle mobile payments.
Here’s some news that will sadden the few hundred tech-savvy people still using feature phones to grab information from the web.
Guest Post According to the CTIA, 2.27 trillion text messages are sent every year, in the US alone, which is 6.3 billion per day or about 20 text messages per person every day.
Guest Post While many companies promise to deploy two-factor authentication, it may not protect us as well as we hope.
Smartphone owners are moving away from dated SMS texting — but is that really a good thing?
WhatsApp is fifth in the app store for monthly revenue. Fifth on Google Play for downloads, and seventh on Google Play for revenue. And it’s the second-most-downloaded app on Google Play.
Guest Post Retargeting boils down to well-informed persistence: Customers who don’t convert receive follow-up messages testing new offers, different copy or colors or multiple calls to action to ensure that no opportunity for a conversion is missed.
Twilio Fund Europe 2013 will invest in early-stage European startups that make creative use of Twilio’s API.
Forrester released a new report today on mobile marketing. As it turns out, there’s only one group of mobile customers that marketers want to target. Big shocker: It’s not the 7 percent of American adults who still refuse to use a mobile phone.
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With the latest update to its Messenger app, Facebook is taking aim at not only rival WhatsApp, but SMS as a whole.
Cloud-focused messaging startups SendGrid and Twilio have teamed up to empower SendGrid enterprise customers with a suite of messaging tools, including transactional emails, SMS, voicemails, and push notifications.
You built the app. Everyone came, and you were over the moon. But now, months later, no-one is opening your app, and you’re pulling out your hair.
When you lose internet access, you can still get important updates from Twitter via SMS. Here’s how.
Telecom startup textPlus raises $18 million to morph any device into a free phone.
The newest version of Facebook Messenger for Android will let you send SMS messages to and from your Facebook friends in a typical conversation view, no phone numbers required.
Bubble Motion announced today that it took $5 million in investment to spread its voice communication platform globally.
In a statement sent to media outlets yesterday, Apple said it takes security very seriously, but it directs users to use Apple’s own iMessage service instead of texting.
While dedicated hackers can be an annoyance to companies like Apple, they can sometimes be helpful when it comes to digging up potentially devastating security vulnerabilities.
Since its launch last month, Y Combinator startup Plivo has provided cloud-based local phone numbers in more than 50 countries worldwide, across the US, Europe, South, America, Africa and Asia.
iMessage is coming for Mac users in July. But Android smartphone owners can get something better, for free, right now. It’s called MightyText, and it’s launching from public beta today.
Microsoft has confirmed the existence of an SMS denial-of-service exploit for Windows Phone that can reboot devices and kill access to messaging functionality.
Google has been placing a lot of emphasis on its virtual keyboard for Android, and a lot of the recent changes have been inspired by startup SwiftKey.
Google’s newest social network, Google+, features group chats for its mobile app (on Android and iOS) and in-browser video conferencing. They aren’t new ideas, but the execution for both is top-notch and they are useful for both businesses and typical consumers.