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Amazon Echo is the new Apple Newton

November 11, 2014 4:07 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Mark Rolston began his presentation Tuesday at the Open Mobile Summit with a shot of the new Amazon Echo...                                    

Dead Loved Ones' Voices Fall Victim to Technology

October 14, 2013 10:39 am | by Tom Coyne, Associated Press | News | Comments

When her 19-year-old daughter died of injuries sustained in...

Long Live SMS

February 12, 2013 4:50 pm | by By William Dudley, Group Director, Product Management, SAP Mobile Services | Articles | Comments

Mobile industry watchers have been predicting the death of...

Research: South Africans Most Active Tweeters

January 26, 2012 7:01 am | by Michelle Faul, Associated Press | News | Comments

Young people tweeting from BlackBerrys and iPhones are driving the growth of Twitter in Africa,...

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Pew: Haiti SMS Donors Continued to Give

January 12, 2012 7:05 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The rise of mobile giving during the Haiti earthquake relief effort two years ago appears to have had a lasting effect on the popularity of SMS donations...

Moving into a Texting 3.0 World

November 22, 2011 9:51 am | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

U.S. wireless carriers are adapting to life in 2.0 times, complete with updating their own guidelines for working with third parties that offer cheaper text and voice services. On second thought, make that 3.0 times.

SMS, the iPhone 4S, and the Universal Messaging Medium

October 6, 2011 12:59 pm | by William Dudley, Sybase 365 | Articles | Comments

The iPhone 4S introduction reminds us to be wary of rampant speculation with regard to what Apple will do next. Very likely, the vast majority expected introduction of the iPhone 5, which didn't happen.

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Report: Texts, Voice Calls Level Off

September 20, 2011 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Some 83 percent of American adults own cell phones and three-quarters of them (73 percent) send and receive text messages...

Pager Technology Trumps Smartphone Paging Apps for Critical Messaging

September 7, 2011 3:33 pm | by Ted McNaught, Critical Alert Systems | Articles | Comments

While new smartphone paging apps are promising the same fast, reliable service as pagers, a comparison of cellular and paging networks and devices shows dramatic differences that can impact the reliability and speed of critical messaging, as well as patient and public safety.

Native Apps Vs. HTML5-based Apps: What Does the Future Hold?

September 7, 2011 3:28 pm | by Max Bluvband, Silent Communication | Articles | Comments

There has been a lively debate lately about the implications of the emerging HTML5 web standard for mobile applications, with questions raised as to whether or not HTML5-based mobile apps will supplant "native" mobile apps in the various mobile marketplaces.

IPv6: The Key to Deploying Scalable Internet Services

September 5, 2011 12:58 pm | by Kunihiro Ishiguro, IP Infusion | Articles | Comments

Without immediate action, Internet users on a global scale face the risk of incurring increased costs and limited functionality. The only lasting solution to this problem is the global adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)...

Optimizing the SIP Network Environment for Mobile Services

September 5, 2011 12:45 pm | by Patrick Fitzgerald, Metaswitch | Articles | Comments

In many current deployments, SBCs are not optimized to handle the large-scale SIP signaling requirement of tomorrow’s mobile applications. They lack IMS/3GPP compliance and they ultimately limit the flexibility of an operator’s network.

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Samsung to Launch ChatOn Text Messaging Service

August 29, 2011 8:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Samsung is preparing to launch a cross-platform text messaging and chat service that will be available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices.

Skype Buying Group Message System GroupMe

August 23, 2011 7:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Skype is expanding even before it gets absorbed by Microsoft Corp.

Texting, Grand Theft Auto Style; Alarms Pose Risk

August 19, 2011 8:04 am | by Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Computer hackers can force some cars to unlock their doors and start their engines without a key by sending specially crafted messages to a car's anti-theft system.

AT & T Culls Text Plans, Will Only Offer Unlimited

August 18, 2011 8:07 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T customers have three days to decide whether they want to be on one of the company's cheaper texting plans.

Text Messaging Used in Britain's Riots

August 10, 2011 8:13 am | by Paisley Dodds & Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Encrypted messages sent via BlackBerrys are being used by mobs to encourage rioting across Britain

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Pinger Adds Another Way to Text for Free

June 21, 2011 8:06 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

If Apple's iMessage service looks threatening to SMS, what about a service that makes texting free to anyone with a U.S. phone number...

Report: Mobile IM on the Rise, SMS Still Strong

June 21, 2011 8:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

To instant message (IM) or text, that is the question. End users are increasingly apt to pick the former.

States Weigh Relaxing Penalties for Teen Sexting

June 13, 2011 8:00 am | by David Klepper, Associated Press | News | Comments

A congressman who sends an X-rated photo of himself jeopardizes his reputation and his job. But in many states, teens caught doing the same thing can risk felony charges...

A Page From the History Book: SMS Turns 18

June 7, 2011 8:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

If SMS service in the United States were a person, it would be able to vote, marry, sign a contract, get a credit card and smoke cigarettes.

Transaction Declined? Texting Would OK Overdrafts

May 10, 2011 8:15 am | by Candice Choi, AP Personal Finance Writer | News | Comments

If you're willing to pay a $35 fee to overdraw your checking account, just text your approval to the bank.

Note: Don't Forget to Text Mom on Mother's Day

May 6, 2011 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

It appears that short attention spans and the public's insatiable need for real time information about everything from uprisings in Libya to Lady Gaga's eating habits has fueled SMS as the communication medium of the day.

Life as a Hub in a Connected World

March 31, 2011 12:25 pm | by James Monaghan, OpenMarket | Articles | Comments

In the next decade, the convergence of connected devices, customer demand for ubiquitous connectivity, and pervasive digital content and applications will give rise to the connected world.

Competing N.D. Bills Target Texting while Driving

March 18, 2011 7:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Minot Rep. Dan Ruby used a cell phone and a sheet of paper Thursday to illustrate the North Dakota Legislature's debate about the best way to deter motorists from sending text messages as they drive.

Poll: 30% of Younger Drivers Text At the Wheel

March 8, 2011 7:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has stepped up his fight against distracted driving with alarming new statistics from Consumer Reports...

Vodafone: Egypt Forced Us to Send Text Messages

February 3, 2011 6:57 am | by Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Egyptian authorities forced Vodafone to broadcast government-scripted text messages during the protests that have rocked the country...

Oklahoma Officials Urging Teen Drivers Not to Text

November 18, 2010 7:14 am | by Rochelle Hines, Associated Press | News | Comments

State officials urged Oklahoma teenagers Wednesday not to text while driving, but the mother of a man who died in such a crash emphasized that adolescents aren't the only ones at risk.

U.S. Cellular Believes in New Plans

November 3, 2010 8:31 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular continues to shake things with a new $69.99 "Primary Plus Plan" that offers 5GB of data with unlimited text, picture and video messaging.

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