Pinger

If you thought stickers were the pinnacle of human digital communications then you obviously haven’t seen enough animated GIFs. Messaging app network Pinger has launched a new standalone iOS app…

Pinger Shifts Its Focus From Free Messaging To Fun With GIF Chat App — First Of Many Standalone Messaging Plays In Its Pipeline

For the last few years we’ve been tracking the growth of a service called Textfree, offered by San Jose-based startup Pinger. As the name implies, Textfree has a very attractive…

Deutsche Telekom’s VC Firm Makes Strategic Investment In Pinger

Pinger’s disruptive Textfree service is heading to Europe, and it’s doing it with the help of hottest buzzword around: gamification. Pinger has managed to build a huge userbase in the…

Pinger To Bring Free Texting To Europe With The Help Of Gamification

Pinger’s Textfree, the app that lets users send and receive free text messages and phone calls using real phone numbers, has a new best friend: the big green Android robot.…

Pinger’s free texting and phone application Textfree is continuing to see booming growth. The app, which has been downloaded over 14 million times for iOS and Android devices, uses an…

Last fall at TechCrunch Disrupt, Pinger, the company behind hugely popular texting application Textfree, announced that it was adding voice support to its application — a big deal, given that it…

The votes have been tallied. The judges have weighed in. A battlefield of twenty-seven startups was whittled down to a final, elite group of seven. And now the winner has…

Qwiki Wins TechCrunch Disrupt: Information Consumption To Be Disrupted

The TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield is approaching its dramatic conclusion, and the 7 finalists remaining are making their closing arguments in front of a panel of all-star Silicon Valley judges.…

Over the past two days, we’ve seen 25 startups (and 2 from the Startup Alley) launch on stage at our TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. Our panel of experts…

The Final 7 Racing For The Cup At TechCrunch Disrupt

Earlier this month we took a look at Pinger, the company behind Textfree, a massively popular application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that gives users free, unlimited text messaging.…

We are only a few hours away from kicking off the second TechCrunch Disrupt conference here in San Francisco and we are thrilled to announce the 25 startups that were…

The List Of Startups Launching At TechCrunch Disrupt

It’s a promise sounds too good to be true: free, unlimited texting to and from your iPhone. And even if a service did manage to offer it, it certainly couldn’t…

Pinger has flown relatively under the radar for an app developer that has launched 14 apps that have all reached the top 100 iPhone apps in the App store. The…

Think Before You Voicemail

9:00 am PDT • July 5, 2008

Voicemail is dead. Please tell everyone so they’ll stop using it. When I first started out in the real world in the mid-nineties voicemail was an important productivity tool. I…

Media & Entertainment

Pinger Now Commitment Free

2:22 am PDT • March 28, 2007

Voice messaging service Pinger no longer requires recipients to be pinger members in order to listen to messages on their mobile phones. Instead, upon receiving messages from Pinger users, recipients…

A look at eight multi-person SMS services

5:39 pm PDT • September 27, 2006

The DEMO conference is wrapping up here in San Diego and unlike when it began 16 years ago the conference wasn’t dominated by mobile launches. None the less, there were…

Trying Out Pinger

11:02 pm PDT • August 14, 2006

I met with Pinger founders Greg Woock and Joe Sipher last week to see a demo of their new mobile product launching later this year. This is a serious company…