communication

  • Workplace Collaboration Service Convo Releases Updated iOS App With Redesigned News Feed And Comment System

    Workplace Collaboration Service Convo Releases Updated iOS App With Redesigned News Feed And Comment System

    There are very few platforms that have something that you use on a daily basis, let alone on a minute-by-minute basis. Team communication platform service, Convo, is one of those for us at TechCrunch. Today, the company has released an update for its essential iOS app, which is something that we use here quite often to communicate about everything you can think of. Since using the service… Read More

  • The Next Seven Years For Twitter Hang On Its Ability To Remain A Pure Communication Platform

    The Next Seven Years For Twitter Hang On Its Ability To Remain A Pure Communication Platform

    Twitter turned seven years old today. The company posted a fun video about its history, which we already know plenty about. We’ll get to that later, though. Another thing we know about Twitter is its impact. But the important question is this: What does the future look like for the company? To remain relevant for the next seven years, Twitter has to stay true to its original mission of… Read More

  • SendHub Takes On Google Voice With Debut Of Shared Groups; Grabs New Investment From Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

    SendHub Takes On Google Voice With Debut Of Shared Groups; Grabs New Investment From Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

    SendHub, the messaging startup backed by $2 million in seed funding from Y Combinator, Kapor Capital, Menlo Ventures, 500 Startups and others, is today announcing a highly in-demand new feature with the launch of Shared Groups, as well as a notable new investor: Jeb Bush, 43rd Governor of Florida. This is the first startup investment for the former Republican governor, and one which saw… Read More

  • Forget Saying Happy Birthday To Your Friends On Facebook, It’s All About Gifts Now

    Forget Saying Happy Birthday To Your Friends On Facebook, It’s All About Gifts Now

    We know that Facebook is in full-gear when it comes to monetization. It was obvious the second that the company announced its “Gifts” offering, which lets you send a physical or virtual item to your buddies. It’s kind of cool, and the first gift I’ve ordered is in the mail. One of the things that I enjoy doing the most on Facebook is saying “Happy Birthday!”… Read More

  • Google Talk does on-the-fly translations

    A couple years ago, I became a member of a crowdsourcing outfit called Cambrian House just as it was getting started. The premise of the site is basically that you submit an idea for some sort of web-based service and then other members of the site vote on your idea. The best ideas get funded and then you can work on certain projects and gain a percentage of whatever profit the idea makes based… Read More

  • Yet another claim that e-mail is dead

    “E-mail is so dead,” said the Slate writer, “that I have to tell the world how old I feel.” Seemingly every other day, we read studies suggesting that e-mail is dying, not with a bang, but with a whimper. Kids have all but abandoned it, preferring IM and Facebook and txt messaging. So it goes, why wait minutes for a reply when I can send a txt to, say, John, and get a… Read More

  • Text While Driving In NJ, Receive A Fine

    New Jersey is already corrupt enough. I grew up there and truth be told, some of the laws the state has are ridiculous. A few years ago, a law was passed that allows police to pull you over and fine you just for talking on a cellphone. Now Corzine & Co. are kicking it up a notch by proposing a law that would allow police to pull you over and fine you for texting. The fine would be between… Read More

  • T-Mobile to Unveil the Sidekick ID: Slimmed Down SK3

    Over the past few months, rumors of a “Sidekick 2.5” were flying about. I took notice and after a few weeks, checked with some of my sources to confirm. Sure enough, a “Sidekick 2.5” was in the works as a trimmed-down alternative to the Sidekick 3. Today I was leaked a picture of the device, which you see above in a color pattern known as “ugly”. Though… Read More

  • The Ogo Lives On!

    If you were to ask me what a 7-11 and a failed communication device have in common, I’d say the Ogo from back in the day. Though it never quite caught on here, the Ogo lives on in the palms of our brothers across the Atlantic. IXI Mobile has launched the Ogo 2.0, which is pretty much the old one with a better display and re-done interface. It also has stereo speakers for…some… Read More