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Supplanted By Facebook Messenger, Beluga Will Stop Swimming On November 11

<a href="http://www.belugapods.com">Beluga</a>, the slick group messaging app that Facebook <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/03/01/facebook-beluga/">acquired</a> back in March, is shutting do

When Facebook Captured Beluga, They May Have Harpooned It In The Head

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-310149" title="Screen shot 2011-06-04 at 4.21.06 PM" src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/screen-shot-2011-06-04-at-4-21-06-pm.png" alt

Mobile Messaging March Madness

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/iphone-madness.jpg"> On Thursday, I used <a href="http://yobongo.com/">Yobongo</a> all day, which helped me find a new lunch spot, run in

A Group Messaging Roundup To Help You Stay In Touch At SXSW

<img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/groupmeshot.png" alt="" />By now you've doubtless heard of the many group messaging startups looking to help multiple people kee

GroupMe Squeezes Out A "2.1 More Thing" Release Before SXSW

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/groupme-2-1.jpg"> Startups gearing up for the SXSW are shining up their apps and hoping to Wow the crowds of iPhone-toting hipsters by releas

Post-Facebook Deal, Beluga Gets A Final SXSW Tune-Up

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-282234" title="aaaaa" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/aaaaa1.png" alt="" />Immediately following their launch a few months ago, I noted t

Fast Society Is Ready To Party At SXSW (Exclusive Demo Video)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/fast-society-screen.jpg"> If you are a group texting startup worth your salt, you've got to have a new app ready for the upcoming SXSW confer

OMG/JK: A Kiss For iPad 2, A Slap For Xoom

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/aa3.png" alt="" title="aa" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-281571" />It's war! This week, I went to the unveiling of the iPad 2 and got s

(Founder Stories) Foursquare's Dennis Crowley: "Stop Sketching, Start Building"

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/crowlet-founder-stories.png" /> All this week, we've been running segments of our Founder Stories interview with Foursquare CEO <a href="http

Facebook Acquires Group Messaging Service Beluga In A Talent AND Technology Deal

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-279943" title="beluga" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/beluga.jpg" alt="" />Facebook has just acquired group messaging service <a href="h

GroupMe Gives Push Notifications A Big Hug, Also Maps And Foursquare Check-ins

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/groupme-push.jpg"> Well, well, looky <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/groupme/id392796698?mt=8">here</a>. <a href="http://groupme.com

Yobongo Will Be In The Running For The Addictive App At This Year's SXSW

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-277151" title="y" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/y.png" alt="" />A month ago, we <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/01/24/yobongo

Fast Society: Not Your Mother's Group Messaging App (TCTV)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/matthew-rosenberg.jpg"> When a good idea comes along, often what you see are multiple startups pop up who were all working on it independentl

Beluga: I May Have Finally Found My Group Messaging White Whale

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-257623" title="bel" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/bel.png" alt="" />Group messaging has been something that has been pretty hot for a w