Google Purchases Smart Messaging Service Emu!

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Google has purchased the smart messaging application Emu. There is very little news on the details of the purchase, such as selling price or what Google plans to do with Emu. Emu did confirm on their website that they were indeed purchased by Google. If you are not familiar with the smart chat ...

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Need a new messaging app with plenty of features? Path Talk might be your thing [App of the Day]

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Most of you know or have probably heard of, tried or are using a social network called Path. Well, Path Inc. came up with yet another messaging app in a seriously crowded messaging apps space… and guess what, it’s rather good. Chances are you probably use one of many messaging ...

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Say “Hello” to hello sms for Android [App of the Day]

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Tired of your boring stock messaging app? Perhaps you’re always on the lookout for the best looking SMS app. Whatever your dilemma, hello sms is here to save you! Stock SMS messaging apps are often known for being boring, lacking options, and overall just providing a bland user ...

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WhatsApp tells what’s really up with Facebook partnership, talks data and privacy

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If you’re a WhatsApp user, you can rest assured that your data and privacy will not be compromised with Facebook’s recent $16 billion purchase of the popular cross-platform social messaging platform. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum took to the company’s personal blog today to set the ...

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Blackberry updating BBM to allow for larger file sharing

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If you are one of the users who are still using BBM then there’s a big update coming your way which will offer larger file sharing and new features for group chats. Bringing BBM in line with most other cross-platform messaging services, users will now be able to share photos in group ...

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Facebook buying WhatsApp for $16 billion

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Facebook has today announced that it will be buying the popular cross-platform social messaging platform Whatsapp for around $16 billion. The deal was announced today as both parties reached an agreement: Whatsapp receives $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in Facebook stock. If, for whatever ...

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Hangouts announced as Google’s messaging overhaul, app replacement to Talk ready for download

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If you’ve been paying attention to I/O today, chances are that you saw the announcement about Hangouts. Hangouts is Google’s new messaging system that is stepping up to replace Talk, and users are excited. The app is now available on the Play Store, as well as on the app store for ...

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More news for Google Babel: Google Voice support, synced notifications, and more

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Last week, we showed you some leaks pointing towards confirmation of Google’s unified messaging service “Babel”. Now, according to a Google memo, there’s going to be some great features included in it, such as: Brand new UI. We’ve designed a new UI that’s applied across ...

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Sliding Messaging review: A simple take on messaging

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My name is Justin, and I’m a messaging app junkie. I constantly change messaging apps, test new ones for fun, and I’m never completely satisfied. I’ve somewhat settled on Handcent SMS over the last month or so, but I’m always open to trying out something new, which is ...

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HeyWire Brings Social Networking and Unlimited Messaging to Android

iOS users have been loving HeyWire for their unlimited messaging and social network needs, and now, it is available for Android. HeyWire is different from others in the free texting or group messaging space because it combines a bunch of features that make it easy (and free!) for users to stay ...

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Send and Receive SMS from PC/Mac with TalkMyPhone

TalkMyPhone recently introduced an Android app that allows users to handle messaging in a whole new way. TalkMyPhone sends you notifications of incoming SMS messages, phone calls, and battery states via Jabber, meaning you get the notification right from Pidgin, Adium or whatever other IM ...

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App Review: Fring

Fring for Android differs itself from competing IM clients on Android by also containing some VOIP goodness to separate it from the crowd. It is essentially a communication app: however you want to contact your friends, it can be done from Fring (well, with the exception of SMS). Your ...

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