social messaging

  • Crypter Encrypts Your Facebook Chats For Maximum Security

    Crypter Encrypts Your Facebook Chats For Maximum Security

    Imagine you’re Edward Snowden with a Facebook profile. You text an ace reporter at the Guardian and have a new bit of information to share: you totally found a great new coffee place in the heart of Moscow where the CIA can’t poison you with thallium. How do you send that news securely over Facebook Messenger? Crypter is the answer. Created by a Max Mitchell, a student at… Read More

  • Getting Banned From The App Store Was The Best Thing That Happened To Us Crunch Network

    Getting Banned From The App Store Was The Best Thing That Happened To Us

    “Brace yourself, Marco…we’ve just been removed from the App Store.” With those words, I visualized everything we’d slaved over for months crumple itself into a ball of trash and — ironically — flinging itself into the bin beside me. But it hardly came as a surprise. Despite stellar traction at over 4 million users and 15 million flings opened per day… Read More

  • From 1BN To 2BN Users: Mobile Messaging Apps To Get “Mass Adoption” In 2014, Says Ovum

    From 1BN To 2BN Users: Mobile Messaging Apps To Get “Mass Adoption” In 2014, Says Ovum

    If you thought the hype around mobile messaging apps had reached some pretty crazy heights already — what with SnapChat apparently snubbing cash acquisition offers of $3bn and even $4bn, from Facebook and Google respectively — expect even more craziness next year. A lot more, as usage of over-the-top messaging services reaches an “inflection point”, as analyst Ovum puts… Read More

  • Mobile Messaging Consolidates: Myriad Group Buys Synchronica For $38M

    Mobile Messaging Consolidates: Myriad Group Buys Synchronica For $38M

    Some consolidation afoot in the evolving world of mobile messaging: one messaging provider, Switzerland’s Myriad Group, is buying a UK-based rival, Synchronica, for £23.9 million (around $38 million), in what looks like an all-share deal. Myriad says the deal will make it one of the biggest providers of messaging services in the world. Together they provide messaging services to a… Read More

  • Fresh from Nokia Beta Labs: Ovi Lifecasting, Social Messaging (aka Facebook lovefest)

    At the Nokia World 2009 event in Stuttgart, Nokia Beta Labs has announced a number of new services ready for testing right now. The most interesting one is Ovi Lifecasting, an application we caught wind of yesterday but is now ready for limited early bird beta-testing. Also new is an extension of Nokia Messaging called Social Messaging, which interestingly Nokia calls the groundwork for an… Read More

  • Nokia Beta Labs Introduces New Apps: Ovi Lifecasting, Social Messaging

    At the Nokia World 2009 event in Stuttgart, Nokia Beta Labs has announced a number of new services ready for testing right now. The most interesting one is Ovi Lifecasting, an application we caught wind of yesterday but is now ready for limited early bird beta-testing. Also new is an extension of Nokia Messaging called Social Messaging, which interestingly Nokia calls the groundwork for an… Read More