text messages

The days of Google Talk are over

The days of Google Talk are quickly coming to an end. As the company announced today, the messaging service that allowed Gmail users to talk to each other since it launched in 2005, will now be comple

Twilio’s new Notify API helps developers reach users across SMS, push notifications and messaging apps

Twilio today announced the launch of a new API that allows developers to orchestrate the push notifications, text messages and chats they want to send to their users. While Twilio previously offered

Porto: Denmark Creates Text Message Postage Stamp

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/denmarkpostage.jpg" />Are stamps the next <i>thing</i> to be made obsolete by the onward march of technology? Denmark will introduce so

26 Billion Text Messages Sent During China Spring Festival

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/smschina.jpg" />Here's yet more proof that plain ol' text messages aren't going away any time soon. The recent Spring Festival in China

Comcast Starts COMCAST4U SMS Service: Text NOW To See What's On TV Now (And So On)

Comcast has a new service that could actually prove useful. Now how many times have I ever written that sentence—like zero times? That’s how big a deal that is. Anyhow, it’s called C

What's to be done about texting and driving?

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/textingd.png" />New Yorkers now have to live <a HREF="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2009/11/01/texting-and-driving-now-banned-in-new-york

Texting and driving now banned in New York State

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/textnys.jpg" />Residents of New York State, beware: texting and driving is now 100 percent banned. No, it's not the first state to enac

K: Y'all sent 740 billion text messages in the first half of 2009

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/txtmsgs.jpg" />So CTIA does this little survey twice a year just to measure how well (or poor) the wireless industry is doing. The result

China begins to crack down on ‘naughty’ text messages

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/chinatxt.jpg" />“Obscene information not only harms the people's soul but harms the people's morality as well.” It's with that rati

Not safe: Poll finds 1-in-4 Americans text while driving

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/textdriving.jpg" />A new survey shows that 1 in 4 Americans text while driving. That's not good news for road safety, no sir.

This is why text messages are 160 characters in length

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/txtmsg.jpg" />Fact: the average post card contains less than 150 characters. That little nugget of information is partially why today's

OMG! Americans luv 2 txt, sent over 1 Trillion msgs in 2008

On Wednesday, CTIA – The Wireless Association released its Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey results for 2008. According to the Survey, Americans sent over 1 Trillion text messages in 2008, a

The other football: Fox Soccer Channel starts text message alert service

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/fsciphone.jpg" />Starting tomorrow, Fox Soccer Channel boldly enters the year 2004, figuring out this whole “text message thing.” T

13-year-old girl sends 14,528 text messages in a single month

Man alive! This young lady sent an astonishing 14,528 text messages in a single month, embarrassing her entire family, yes, but giving the New York Post the opportunity to use “lol” and “omg”

Verizon Wireless to implement $0.03 charge for certain text messages

Either Verizon Wireless is hurting for money or there’s a guy there who’s job it is to aggravate the blogosphere. Get this: the company is set to charge a $0.03 (three cents) levy per text

iPhone flaw could expose your text messages to others

There’s a flaw in the way the iPhone (with the latest firmware, mind you) handles supposedly secure text messages. Here, a secure text message is one that says something along the lines of, “Y

Annoy your friends by sending a fake Obama vice-president text message

Want to annoy your friends today? Go to any of those Web sites (or your provider’s own text messaging page) that allow you to send a text message, then send a message saying Barack Obama has cho

Man lands airplane via text messages

A small airplane in Ireland suddenly found itself in a dilly of a pickle of a jam when it "lost all onboard electrical power, communications and weather radar soon after take-off from Kerry airpo

European Union considers lowering the price of text messages

The European Union could do away with the high cost of text messages, something that’s near and dear to our hearts. The telecommunications commissioner there, Viviane Reding, wants to lower the

Police want you to send in crime tips using text messages

Police departments in the U.S. are increasingly relying upon text message tips to catch bad guys. Boston started doing this a year ago and has received 678 tips. These tips have helped take numerous b
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