Facebook buys into WhatsApp

Feb 20, 2014
WhatsApp is one of the fastest growing apps in history.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...