Investors pour $1 mn in app that just says 'Yo'
A new instant messaging app that only allows users to send a single word to their friends is quickly becoming a hot commodity, raising $1 million in two months, US media reported Wednesday.
BlackBerry announces new messaging security
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced Monday the release of new "enhanced security" for its popular BBM messaging, aiming to win back corporate users with high security needs such as banks.
Facebook names 'mobile messaging' chief
Facebook announced Monday it hired the top executive of eBay's PayPal division to lead the social network's efforts to boost its mobile messaging.
Twitter to keep up efforts on China, CEO says
Twitter hopes to eventually find a way to launch a service in China but has no immediate plans in the country, chief executive Dick Costolo said.
China heightens crackdown on WeChat messaging
China's ruling Communist Party is launching a new crackdown on popular instant messaging platforms including Tencent's WeChat, state media said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of moves to stifle online ...
Apple acknowledges iMessage bug, says fix is coming
Apple has acknowledged a bug within its iMessage system that keeps some users who switch from an iPhone to another maker's smartphone from receiving certain text messages.
Text 911: Calling for help without making a call
The head of the organization that oversees Vermont's 911 emergency telephone system says the state is the first in the country where customers of the four major wireless carriers can send text messages to 911.
Researchers develop covert optical communication system
Snapchat settles FTC charge it deceived users (Update 2)
US regulators on Thursday announced a deal with Snapchat to settle a charge that the Internet firm misled users into believing images sent over the popular phone application disappeared permanently.
After long wait, Iraq authorises 3G for mobile firms
Iraq's cabinet announced Monday it has authorised mobile phone firms to use third-generation frequencies, after years of promises amid the frustrated pleas of cellular operators.
Team uses unused iPhone energy for case lights
Twitter shares sink to historic low on weak user data (Update)
Twitter shares plummeted to their lowest level since the company's November Wall Street debut after the company added fewer new users than expected.
Confide off-the-record app comes to Android
Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip
Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day—to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.