Guest Post Hourly workers represent more than 59 percent of the U.S. workforce, but they’re often left behind by recruiting solutions aimed at workers who have smartphones or laptops.
Only a few weeks after hitting 50 million users, the popular mobile messaging service Kik has received a new chunk of funding to fuel its impressive growth.
MessageMe has been busy since its launch a week and a half ago. The messaging application has been cut off from Facebook’s Open Graph, raised $1.9 million in seed funding, and attracted more than 1 million users
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.
Striking just the right tone in a text message or conveying complex ideas via tweets can be quite a challenge, which must be why Zlango, an app that enables users to communicate with images rather than words, just hit the 1.25 billion text mark.
Guest Post Though we think of texting as just as a means of day-to-day communication, it has been utilized in developing countries in a variety of ingenious ways to improve the lives of the people there. Surprisingly, cell phones in the developing world are both cheaper and more ubiquitous than many basic services we take for granted, such as brick-and-mortar banks and, in some countries, even electricity. Entrepreneurs and social activists alike have taken advantage of this fact in some incredible ways. This infographic details several of them.
Can text messages really motivate you to get off the couch and into the gym? The fitness buffs behind Poosh, a new motivational SMS startup launching today, think they can.
I have a bit of a crush on group-texting application GroupMe, which lets a bunch of phone owners jump into an ad-hoc chat room that’s powered by text messages. It’s simple, and best of all, it doesn’t use data.
This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was loud, crowded, and reporters trying to cover the show ran into technology problems left and right.
Textingly, a company that let’s businesses manage text messages to customers, today announced it has launched a live chat tool for businesses to engage with customers via text in real-time from the web.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
There’s simple elegance in a text message: Maybe you send an emoticon or an “I love you,” but more often than not it’s just a quick update. It’s like a Tweet, except more ubiquitous. You can’t count on people reading Twitter. With text, you most always can.
Noteleaf, a contact information aggregator for Google’s Gmail and Calendar apps, launched a number of new features for its text-messaging notification service today.
GroupMe, a service that lets users start a group chat using text messages, announced today that it has raised $10.6 million in its second round of funding — but it won’t be generating any kind of revenue any time soon.
Today at Mashable’s Media Summit, the American Red Cross and the Universal Record Database (URDB) — an open platform for world records — wrangled the conference’s audience to break a world record of their own, and do some good in the process.
Weather can have a big impact on local businesses. How many times have you wanted to go out to dinner but decided not to because it was raining? Now Blue Sky Local, a company that lets retailers send text messages, emails and Twitter promotions to customers, is looking to help businesses overcome the slow sales due to bad weather.
Teleflip, a Santa Monica, Calif., startup that offers to deliver email to your phone as text messages, raised $4.9 million in a recent financing. GRP II, a fund affiliated with the private-equity firm GRP Management Services, provided the funding.