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IT Services Consolidation: CGI To Buy Logica For $2.6B (And Crashes Logica’s Site In Process)

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Some enterprise IT consolidation afoot, and a sign of the business crunch that market has witnessed in the last year. CGI Corporation, an IT services firm based in Canada, has made an all-cash offer of $2.6 billion (£1.7 billion) to buy UK rival Logica, a deal that would create one more IT...
IT Services Consolidation: CGI To Buy Logica For $2.6B (And Crashes Logica’s Site In Process)

Facebook Enhances Its Suicide Prevention Outreach, Adds Services For Vets And Military Personnel

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Facebook’s role as a social network for close to one billion people can be a weighty responsibility, and today the company took one more step in the kind of social outreach activities that befit a company with that kind of audience. It has formed a new partnership with Blue Star...
Facebook Enhances Its Suicide Prevention Outreach, Adds Services For Vets And Military Personnel

Text Messages May Be In Decline, But They Are Not Going To Die, And Here's Why

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As the 20th anniversary of the text message came and passed last week, many in the tech and mobile business world (including Dan Rowinski of ReadWrite) couldn't help but declare the death of SMS, claiming that text messaging is finally over the hill and on a one-way path to irrelevance....
Text Messages May Be In Decline, But They Are Not Going To Die, And Here's Why

Alert: Social Media Is Eating Into Carrier Revenues, And It’s Only Getting Worse

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Twitter, Facebook and other social networks have long counted on the rise in smartphone usage to help fuel their growth: that trend, however, seems to also be taking a toll on mobile carriers — specifically in the form of revenues. The analyst firm of Ovum, part of the Informa Group,...
Alert: Social Media Is Eating Into Carrier Revenues, And It’s Only Getting Worse

Here's How Apple Could Make A Great TV AND Screw The Cable Companies (AAPL)

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Apple wants to revolutionize TV like it did mobile phones. But like mobile phones before the iPhone was introduced, somebody else's business is standing in the way. In the case of phones, it was the carriers, who wanted to control as much of the user experience as possible so...
Here's How Apple Could Make A Great TV AND Screw The Cable Companies (AAPL)
Verizon Wireless launches ‘Share Everything’ family plans with shared data

Is Apple's iMessage Killing Texting After All?

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I was wondering when this was going to happen. As soon as Apple launched iOS 5 last year, many of us in the tech press took one look at its iMessage feature and thought the same thing: The carriers are screwed. This week, we saw the first sign that that...
Is Apple's iMessage Killing Texting After All?
Disrupt Finalist TalkTo Brings It's SMS-Based Communication Platform To The Web

Qualcomm develops eyes-free smartphone for the blind and visually impaired, calls it Ray

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Smartphones have made juggling multiple single-purpose gadgets a thing of the past for many, but the blind and visually impaired often use a raft of devices built with eyes-free use in mind. Qualcomm and Project Ray, however, are aiming to consolidate phone calls, text messaging with voice read-out, navigation,...
Qualcomm develops eyes-free smartphone for the blind and visually impaired, calls it Ray
Chat app Viber releases Windows Phone and BlackBerry betas, but no voice calls for now

Facebook Messenger allows sign-ups with just a name and phone number on Android devices

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Facebook Messenger might as well be as ubiquitous as SMS text messaging for some, but there's a catch to getting everyone to agree: despite there being over a billion Facebook users, not everyone is able (or willing) to fire up a social networking profile to get started. Some of...
Facebook Messenger allows sign-ups with just a name and phone number on Android devices

Papa John's pizza up against $250M lawsuit for text spam

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Former customers claim that the pizza chain used a mass text messaging service to send out hundreds of thousands of text advertisements even though they never opted-in for the messages. [Read more]...
Papa John's pizza up against $250M lawsuit for text spam
Verizon's 'Share Everything' plans intentionally miss the mark
Samsung Galaxy Note II: The Tale Of The Comically Large Smartphone

Go-Matic Lets You Build Instant Social Groups With Anyone Around You

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There’s a new mobile app called Go-Matic that you can use to form instant groups with the people around you, giving you an easy way to make connections with people you’ve just met and to coordinate among large groups. The app comes from Go Factory, a startup launching this week...
Go-Matic Lets You Build Instant Social Groups With Anyone Around You

BBM 7 leaves beta, brings WiFi voice calls into the mix (video)

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RIM moves quickly: it was just a few weeks ago that BlackBerry Messenger 7 was in beta, and today we're seeing a finished version roll out to BlackBerry App World. As we saw in mid-November, the revamp lets chatters switch to free VoIP chat on WiFi without having to...
BBM 7 leaves beta, brings WiFi voice calls into the mix (video)

Survey: iPhone users rank highest in terms of carrier and smartphone loyalty

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A recent survey conducted by VoIP service Rebtel has given insight into how mobile subscribers are reacting to call quality, how they deal with the choice between VoIP or a mobile carrier, and more. One of the key findings of the survey is that a whopping 128 million American mobile subscribers,...
Survey: iPhone users rank highest in terms of carrier and smartphone loyalty
Google Launches Gmail Over SMS In Emerging Markets

Text Messaging Declines in U.S. for First Time, Report Says

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In countries around the world, text-message traffic has been shrinking because Internet-powered alternatives are becoming so widely used. American carriers have fought off the decline -- until now. For the first time ever, the American wireless market saw a decline in messages sent, according to a report by an independent...
Text Messaging Declines in U.S. for First Time, Report Says

A better Android app for hands-free text messaging

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Google's Voice Actions is fine for dictating messages, but what about the texts you receive? Text by Voice reads them aloud, thus keeping your hands on the wheel....
A better Android app for hands-free text messaging

Social Collaboration Platform For Students Wiggio Hits 1M Users, Launches Paid Version

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Wiggio, an online collaboration service designed for students, has been flying under the radar since raising $2.1 million in funding back in spring of 2010. The company has been slowly and steadily growing its user base, and now reaches over 2,000 universities and 120,000 students groups around the world, as well as...
Social Collaboration Platform For Students Wiggio Hits 1M Users, Launches Paid Version

WhatsApp: the new text messaging

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As texting turns 20, could this popular app that allows phone users to chat for free take the place of SMS?You've heard of texting, right? Billions of people use text messages, which have just turned 20. And you've heard of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), the free system for users of BlackBerry...
WhatsApp: the new text messaging

Urban Airship launches its guide to ‘Good Push’ and plots move to London

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At the Open Mobile Summit yesterday, Scott Kveton, CEO and co-founder of Urban Airship explained to the audience how to give ‘Good Push’. The firm is known for enabling developers to use push notifications and in app payments and Kveton was spreading the word about this function as well as...
Urban Airship launches its guide to ‘Good Push’ and plots move to London

Hurricane Sandy: Resources on Twitter

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As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast of the U.S., here’s a roundup of accounts suggested by local and state government officials you can follow to get real-time emergency information, plus tips for using Twitter during a crisis.In the event that power (and the Internet) are down, you...
Hurricane Sandy: Resources on Twitter

[Infographic] How People Use iPhones and Androids in China

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Did you know that the majority of Android users in China are on a 2G network? That about 44% of Android users in China use HTC phones? That almost 14% of iPhone users in China have spent $10-$20 on paid apps, with 9% spending more than $50? China has the...
[Infographic] How People Use iPhones and Androids in China
MIT student builds wooden DIY cellphone for $150

Apple's iMessage causes decline in U.S. text messaging, report says

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Apple's iMessage, as well as other data-based messaging apps, reportedly caused the first drop in U.S. text messaging in years, and the downward trend may continue as more wireless subscribers switch to smartphones....
Apple's iMessage causes decline in U.S. text messaging, report says

Sponsor post: The essential guide to SMS-enabled phone numbers

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What’s the deal with SMS-enabled phone numbers? Bandwidth’s inetwork division has prepared an ebook providing essential information for application developers and service providers interested in learning more about this growing market opportunity. You’ll learn: • What SMS-enabled telephone numbers are • How SMS-enabled numbers interoperate with wireless networks, including a...
Sponsor post: The essential guide to SMS-enabled phone numbers
Hurricane Sandy Attacks The Web: Gawker, BuzzFeed and Huffington Post Are Down

Boost Mobile takes BlackBerry Curve 9310 to the US, spices it up with $30 unlimited BBM, voice and text plan

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RIM gave the impression when it unveiled the BlackBerry Curve 9320 and 9220 that its lowest-cost Curves were doubtful prospects for the US. Thankfully, that's been proven wrong by Boost Mobile, which just launched the 9320's CDMA cousin, the Curve 9310. The message-manic BlackBerry comes to Sprint's prepaid network...
Boost Mobile takes BlackBerry Curve 9310 to the US, spices it up with $30 unlimited BBM, voice and text plan
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