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  • ChatON, Samsung’s iMessage Competitor, Arrives In App Store

    ChatON, Samsung’s iMessage Competitor, Arrives In App Store

    Remember ChatON? The Samsung-built, cross-platform, mobile messaging app which arrived in Google’s Android Market this fall? The app, somewhat similar to BlackBerry’s BBM or Apple’s iMessage, provides users with an alternative to SMS or MMS. At the time, Samsung was promising support for iOS would be coming “soon.” Well, “soon” has arrived. ChatON is… Read More

  • Brightkite Group Text Delivers 20 Million Messages Per Month, Launches In Canada

    Brightkite Group Text Delivers 20 Million Messages Per Month, Launches In Canada

    A mere month and a half after launching, Brightkite says its new Group Text feature is a big hit with users in the United States. According to the startup, which boasts more than 2 million registered users, the average Group Text user sends a whopping 17 messages per day. Already, its total usage is growing 19 percent on average per day. Brightkite is now sending more than 20 million messages… Read More

  • Brightkite's Sneaky Plan To Get Regular Users Into Location: Group Text

    Brightkite's Sneaky Plan To Get Regular Users Into Location: Group Text

    Brightkite is tricky. Tricky and smart. While larger than most of their location-based rivals with over 2 million users, they know that in the past year they’ve lost some momentum to the newer check-in services like Foursquare and Gowalla. So they’re trying to do something unique to swing momentum back in their favor. Today, at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, Brightkite is… Read More