mobile messaging

  • Convies Debuts A Vine-Like Video Messenger For Chatting With Friends And Groups

    Convies Debuts A Vine-Like Video Messenger For Chatting With Friends And Groups

    Fresh on the heels of Vine’s expansion into private video messaging last week comes today’s launch of a new video chat app called Convies, offering a dedicated experience for sharing short video messages with friends or groups of friends, as well as with your broader social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Read More

  • Twitter’s Vine Introduces Direct Video Messaging

    Twitter’s Vine Introduces Direct Video Messaging

    Twitter’s Vine has introduced a feature that allows you to message other users directly via video. This adds both a direct messaging channel and video clips to its messages, a big addition to Twitter’s video app. There is a direct parallel to be drawn here between Instagram’s Direct image messaging feature, obviously — and it goes hand in hand with Twitter’s… Read More

  • Emu, A Smarter Messaging App With A Built-In Assistant, Exits Beta

    Emu, A Smarter Messaging App With A Built-In Assistant, Exits Beta

    Emu, a new mobile messaging application exiting from beta today, is not just another text messaging alternative – it’s a full-fledged mobile assistant, allowing you to schedule appointments, share your location, set reminders, get movie showtimes or buy tickets, reserve a table, and more, thanks to an artificial intelligence engine that understands the context of your messages… Read More

  • AppRedeem Launches Smug Messenger, A WhatsApp Alternative That Rewards You For Getting Friends To Join

    AppRedeem Launches Smug Messenger, A WhatsApp Alternative That Rewards You For Getting Friends To Join

    AppRedeem, the maker of AppTrailers, a service that allowed users to watch teaser videos about mobile applications in the hopes of boosting downloads, is shifting its focus away from app promotion – well, kind of. Today, the company is introducing a new mobile messaging app, Smug Messenger, that’s designed to work on any mobile device, including those without a phone… Read More

  • Battle Of The “Reaction” Messengers

    Battle Of The “Reaction” Messengers

    If you build it, they will come? Half a dozen or so applications have launched in recent months, hoping to dominate what they all hope will be one of the next big trends in mobile messaging: the “reaction” messenger. That is, these apps utilize a smartphone’s camera to either photograph or record a video of a message’s recipient to see how they react to your text, or… Read More

  • Mobile Messaging App & Gaming Platform Tango Raises Massive $280 Million Series D

    Mobile Messaging App & Gaming Platform Tango Raises Massive $280 Million Series D

    Tango, the mobile messaging application that allows users to text, play games and make free voice and video calls, is today announcing $280 million in Series D funding, in a round led by China’s Alibaba. The landmark round will give Alibaba, a company best known for dominating China’s e-commerce landscape, a minority stake in Tango, contributing $215 million. Read More

  • Autodesk Launches Instant Mobile Messaging App For Enterprise Users

    Autodesk Launches Instant Mobile Messaging App For Enterprise Users

    Creation and collaboration software maker Autodesk is stepping outside of its usual enterprise-grade software world and dipping its toes into consumer — or at least consumerized — world of mobile apps to launch its own mobile messaging product. Dubbed Autodesk Instant, the standalone app is expected to be integrated with its existing offerings. Read More

  • Samba Offers A New Video Messaging App That Records Your Friends’ Reactions

    Samba Offers A New Video Messaging App That Records Your Friends’ Reactions

    Thanks to Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition yesterday, the tech industry is going to be on the lookout for the next great mobile messaging app. With fortuitous timing, a new mobile video messaging app called Samba is debuting today – and, no, they didn’t move up the launch to take advantage of the buzz, the plan has been in the works for weeks. The app, which is… Read More

  • Facebook Without The Cool Kids

    Facebook Without The Cool Kids

    It’s not just an attractive advertising demographic that Facebook is losing as teens take their mercurial attention elsewhere in sullen search of what’s cool. Facebook sans the cool kids may well be taking a substantial knock to the accuracy of its data too. Read More