mobile messaging

  • IBM Acquires Xtify, A Mobile Messaging Company

    IBM Acquires Xtify, A Mobile Messaging Company

    IBM has announced the acquisition of Xtify, a provider of mobile messaging tools that allows push notifications to reach customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Xtify’s platform leverages a company’s CRM environment, business rules and other data to run targeted campaigns. It offers the capability to target campaigns with scheduled messages according to the time zones… Read More

  • Disposable Phone Number App Burner Grabs $2 Million In Seed Funding

    Disposable Phone Number App Burner Grabs $2 Million In Seed Funding

    Before the world was informed of the massive and invasive government spying programs run by the NSA and other countries, a mobile app called Burner appeared on the scene offering users disposable phone numbers which they could use to protect their privacy, or for other purposes. For example, the anonymity Burner provides makes sense for things like Craigslist postings or online dating, for… Read More

  • Uni Messenger Is A Cross Platform, Cross Social Network Mobile Messaging App

    Uni Messenger Is A Cross Platform, Cross Social Network Mobile Messaging App

    Spotted in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013, Uni Messenger is a new cross-platform mobile messaging application that lets you chat privately with friends on a variety of social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Sina Weibo, Tencent Weibo, VK, Mixi, Cyworld, and now, the team is working to add support for Google+ and several others. The company was founded just this June… Read More

  • Inbox Is An Elegant, Unified Mobile Messaging App That Wants To Be Mailbox For SMS

    Inbox Is An Elegant, Unified Mobile Messaging App That Wants To Be Mailbox For SMS

    Is there room for another mobile messaging app? It’s undoubtedly a very crowded space, packed with veteran behemoths and fast growing upstarts duking it out for users attention. But New Jersey-based startup, Inbox, which dropped by the Office Hours booth at TechCrunch Disrupt to demo its iOS app ahead of launch, reckons there’s room for a little more disruption. Read More

  • Blackberry Posts User Guides for iOS & Android Versions Of BBM Ahead Of Launch

    Blackberry Posts User Guides for iOS & Android Versions Of BBM Ahead Of Launch

    The launch of BBM for iOS and Android appears to be imminent, as BlackBerry has accidentally published user guides for its forthcoming mobile messaging apps to its own website: here (iOS) and here (Android). The guides explain in detail how the apps function, how to get started, and their various feature sets. For previous BBM users from BlackBerry, most of these details are familiar. The apps… Read More

  • Voice Messaging Comes To Whatsapp

    Voice Messaging Comes To Whatsapp

    Mobile messaging pioneer, Whatsapp, has added a walkie-talkie-like voice messaging feature to its app. Users will now be able to press and hold a button to speak, and have that voice clip sent once the button is released. Whatsapp has reportedly worked on this feature for the past half year, and is intent on making the experience as smooth as possible. The app will detect whether the phone is… Read More

  • Just.me Chases Instagram With Quickie Selfies Plus Filters To Mask Your #Me Shot

    Just.me Chases Instagram With Quickie Selfies Plus Filters To Mask Your #Me Shot

    Instagram’s narcissistic obsession with selfies has been well-documented. Turns out it’s also contagious — if you’re in the business of trying to build a rival social property. In an update to its iOS app mobile messaging startup just.me has added a selfie message type and filters. The move underlines how messaging, photo-sharing and social networking continue… Read More

  • Video Texting App Glide Is Going “Viral,” Now Ranked Just Ahead Of Instagram In App Store

    Video Texting App Glide Is Going “Viral,” Now Ranked Just Ahead Of Instagram In App Store

    Video chatting app Glide is on a roll of sorts. In recent weeks this mobile messenger for iPhone and Android devices has been climbing the app store charts on both platforms, having gotten as high as #6 overall in the Apple App Store, and #1 in the App Store’s social networking section. Today, the iPhone app is ranked #16 in the U.S., Glide’s top market – just one spot… Read More

  • Built By Ex-Googlers, Viewfinder Is A Cross Between Photo Organization & Mobile Social Networking

    Built By Ex-Googlers, Viewfinder Is A Cross Between Photo Organization & Mobile Social Networking

    New York and Seattle-based Viewfinder is officially debuting a mobile application which aims to serve as something between a photo organization utility and private social network. Built by a team of ex-Googlers and others, the app offers a way for users to start private chats, quickly share their photos with friends who can then comment on the items, un-share photos as needed, as well… Read More