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Facebook buys into WhatsApp

Feb 20, 2014
WhatsApp is one of the fastest growing apps in history.
Posted In: mobile, applications, Facebook, WhatsApp, sms, messaging, texting

Chat apps overtake traditional SMS texting

Apr 29, 2013
Chat apps -- like WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage -- are now more popular than SMS, a service that has been around for decades.
Posted In: text messages, sms, apps, mobile

Text-to-911 program to launch next year

May 8, 2012
Is it coming too late or being pushed ahead too soon?
Posted In: Verizon, text messages, sms, 911

Texts dwindle, fees to compensate

Jan 5, 2012
Yep, you're going to get hit
Posted In: text messages, sms

Dumbphones, what are they good for?

Oct 26, 2011
For one thing, text messaging. Just because your old RAZR doesn't have a fancy touchscreen like your new RAZR doesn't mean it needs to be tossed...
Posted In: sms, Tech Report, texting

From Apple, one more thing...

Oct 6, 2011
With the introduction of iOS 5 for iPhones, Apple will roll out an update to its iMessage feature. With this version, users will be able to send...
Posted In: apple, sms, Tech Report, texting

Facebook destroys text messaging as we know it

Aug 10, 2011
That's the hyperbolic headline. The more tame one: Facebook rolls out an app people may or may not use. It's an app called Messenger that serves...
Posted In: android, Facebook, iPhone, sms, texting

Emergency warning system gets with the times

May 10, 2011
Emergency messages from the President, Amber Alerts and other messages will start coming to people by way of text messages. The service will be...
Posted In: emergency, fcc, julius genachowksi, sms, text messages

Verizon cracks down on text message fraud

Mar 10, 2011
Verizon is suing individuals and small companies who have been running a scam on cell phone users. Works like this: user gets an offer to be sent...
Posted In: gadgets, scams, security, sms, text messages, Verizon

Virginia voting on recommendations for teacher-student electronic contact

Jan 10, 2011
Officials in Virginia's public school system are set to vote on, and expected to pass, a series of recommendations for how teachers and students...
Posted In: Education, Facebook, government, Law, sms, social media, text messages

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