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FrontlineSMS launches Version 2 with upgrades based on the advice of its users

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For all the fancy messaging systems that are available across smart phones and feature phones, there is one thing that can communicate across them all, aside from the voice call, and that is the humble SMS. Frontline SMS recognised the ubiquity and resilience of this type of communication back in 2004,...
FrontlineSMS launches Version 2 with upgrades based on the advice of its users

Half of US already has smartphones, so mobile carriers push us to spend more

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New mobile industry analysis estimates that US mobile data revenue will reach $90 billion by the end of 2013. khaybe According to new industry data published last week from the mobile phone industry, three major shifts are currently underway in the American cellular landscape. We’re spending record amounts on...
Half of US already has smartphones, so mobile carriers push us to spend more

Google+ Hangouts app hands-on

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Google's new, unified Hangouts platform focuses heavily on its mobile apps, which give Android and iOS users a common platform for text and video chats. In theory, they're the cure for the consistency problems Google's messaging systems have faced for years. But are they the fixes we've all been...
Google+ Hangouts app hands-on

Comcast sues Sprint over network patents

www.electronista.com
Comcast has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Sprint in a Pennsylvania court, accusing the latter of violating several patents related to wireless network technology. The suit centers around four patents that were issued between 1999 and 2010, covering technology ranging from backhaul to USB modems and MMS/SMS messaging systems.......
Comcast sues Sprint over network patents

Glitch hits Apple's iMessage, Facetime

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Apple's iMessage and Facetime messaging systems have been hit with a glitch that has taken the services offline for several hours.The problems for both services began shortly after noon Pacific Time (7 p.m. GMT) Tuesday and continued at the time of this writing, more than four hours later.IMessage is...
Glitch hits Apple's iMessage, Facetime

SAP's Bill McDermott Just Announced A Huge New Company Goal (SAP)

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SAP has been on a tear of late, re-energized by the popularity of its hot in-memory database, Hana, and its aggressive plan to (finally) become a major player in cloud computing. Now CEO Bill McDermott just revealed a huge new goal for the company: It wants to have 1 billion...
SAP's Bill McDermott Just Announced A Huge New Company Goal (SAP)

Startup To Cisco: Buy Us And We'll Fix Your Skype Problem (CSCO)

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Tiny startup Hookflash has a proposal for Cisco. It wants to help Cisco smash Skype and is willing to sell itself to Cisco to do it, Hookflash founder Erik Lagerway told Business Insider. Cisco, if you recall, is really worried about Skype and thinks the government should force Microsoft to...
Startup To Cisco: Buy Us And We'll Fix Your Skype Problem (CSCO)

Glitch hits Apple's iMessage, Facetime

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Apple's iMessage and Facetime messaging systems have been hit with a glitch that has taken the services offline for several hours....
Glitch hits Apple's iMessage, Facetime
Christmas SMS volume growth shocks industry watchers

AT&T CEO: Unlimited data was a mistake, iMessage a threat

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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson shared some thoughts on his relationship with Steve Jobs, the iPhone and the way the device continues to shape his company during an on-stage interview at the Milken Institute's Global Conference earlier this week, reports The New York Times. Among the revelations was his view that...
AT&T CEO: Unlimited data was a mistake, iMessage a threat
With New “Inbox” Feature, Asana Is Looking More Like That Email Slayer We’re All Longing For

Everything, Everywhere, All the Time

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The web is a blessing and a curse: there is simply too much information. And it’s coming at us too quickly. Meanwhile, the tools we have to process the data flow are failing miserably, and yet, very few people are building us better ones. Instead, these days, it’s far easier...
Everything, Everywhere, All the Time

Company that claims it invented the mobile Internet files patent suits against Apple and Google

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Whether you know of it as Openwave or Unwired Planet, the company has followed through with its plan to focus on its patent portfolio, using it to file lawsuits against Apple and Google, asserting that they infringed on 10 different patents each. Unwired Planet filed the complaints in the US District Court...
Company that claims it invented the mobile Internet files patent suits against Apple and Google

Kickdynamic kicks e-marketing into life, enabling email content that updates while it's in your inbox

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Rumours of email’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Despite claims from tech titans such as Mark Zuckerberg (who admittedly has a vested interested in declaring the demise of email prematurely), email is still very much alive and kicking. Just ask Mailbox, the innovative mobile email client that was recently acquired...
Kickdynamic kicks e-marketing into life, enabling email content that updates while it's in your inbox

Nokia Chat released as beta for Asha, Lumia devices

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Nokia has updated its instant-messaging service for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8-based Lumias and Asha smartphones. Previously used on Symbian and Series 40 devices before being replaced by Ovi services, Nokia Chat refreshes the app with a modern interface, along with a number of other social aspects as...
Nokia Chat released as beta for Asha, Lumia devices

Meet The Engineer Who Saved LinkedIn (LNKD)

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Kevin Scott is LinkedIn's senior vice president of engineering. The University of Virgina graduate is credited with saving LinkedIn's back-end systems from the brink of destruction. BusinessWeek reports in a profile of Scott that by November 2011 he had enough. His company's system was taxed as the website began to attract...
Meet The Engineer Who Saved LinkedIn (LNKD)
WhatsApp could transform Facebook

Reston firm turns to decades-old technology to set up mobile banking in Central Asia

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Not all new ideas for technology have to be, well, new. As the start-ups around it tinkered with the cutting edge, a Reston company called GeoPay stuck by decades-old technology -- the same used in messaging systems that led to the earliest cellphones -- to create a mobile-banking platform. Read...
Reston firm turns to decades-old technology to set up mobile banking in Central Asia

$1 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition Rumored For Google

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Trivial social chitchat is perhaps worth a billion dollars. Hot rumors are circulating that Google is in negotiations with non-SMS messaging service WhatsApp for a potential acquisition. The price could push up toward a billion dollars. According to a source who knows about the discussions, the WhatsApp team is...
$1 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition Rumored For Google
Apple is getting pushed around by WhatsApp
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