Messaging News & Analysis
| Thursday Feb 20, 2014
Once you dig into the astonishing numbers for WhatsApp, you can kind of see why Facebook paid $19 billion for the company. Kind of.
Facebook was forced to pay such a high price for WhatsApp because of the communications app's ridiculous growth numbers and devoted users, 75 percent of whom used it every day and logged on to the app several times per day.
| Wednesday Feb 27, 2013
It’s a huge hit in the wealthy city-state of Monaco, used by about 90% of that population. And now, the Cyprus-based calling/messaging service Viber -- one of Skype’s start-up competitors -- is reporting that its worldwide user base has soared to 175 million.
| Tuesday Dec 18, 2012
Israeli free mobile communication platform provider Viber Media is releasing what it calls a “fun” version of its Viber messaging/phone call app as the company tries to establish itself as a global player in the mobile communication market.
| Monday Jan 16, 2012
It seems odd that Microsoft has the hottest smartphone of the moment but doesn't have a Skype app for it, despite having paid billions for the company. That will change, "soon," as the Windows Phone bandwagon starts to really roll.
| Monday Oct 24, 2011
Flowdock is aimed at software developers and other technical departments working in remote teams, offering a cloud-based inbox with chat for quick-and-easy discussions.
| Wednesday Aug 17, 2011
Last week, we helped you define your identity. Today, we seek to give our identity the words it needs to thrive in the marketplace. The way we says things, where we say it and to whom we say it can be the difference between shouting our message blindly from the rooftops or whispering it to an empty room. Ideally, we aim to be somewhere in the middle, talking in our own voice, conversationally to a room full of interested people.
| Monday May 16, 2011
ProcessOne (news, site) has announced the release of version 2 of the TextOne messaging application for Android devices, as well as OpenPush, a new push notification platform and protocol for multiple smartphone ecosystems intended to facilitate development of push-based applications.
| Tuesday Mar 29, 2011
Today's email inboxes are not the only points of contact that you have. Social networks also play this role, and this can include both personal and professional networks. With the need to manage multiple streams of communication and multiple communities, tools like Threadsy can prove to be useful, whether for personal or business use.
| Friday Jul 2, 2010
Yahoo! (news, site) pushes its presence in the mobile space with apps for everyone's favorite smartphones.
| Monday Sep 28, 2009
Digsby (news, site) adds yet more features to its packed, grid-computing supported, multiple-social-media application.
| Tuesday Sep 8, 2009
Twitter's functionality has its critics and trying to make sense of the glut of messages can be a nightmare. Can eSwarm make order out of chaos with a new slant on social networking?
| Thursday Aug 27, 2009
Now some of you might ask why Alterian (news, site) would have two SharePoint connectors in their inventory content management connectors. If you knew the history of Alterian, you would know. It's because they have two web content management systems: Morello and Immediacy. And each one connects to SharePoint a little bit different.
| Wednesday Jan 14, 2009
The first release of Mozilla’s in-browser messaging/content aggregation client was--at best--a terribly executed extension backed by a good idea and a cool looking logo.
The new version, released just this week, is a far cry from what it once was. In addition to a ton of bug fixes, Snowl 0.2 supports both incoming and outgoing messages from Twitter, and features a much better looking “river of news” view.
| Monday Dec 8, 2008
Groupwise 8 is now available via Novell. The release aims to boosts personal productivity with a customizable dashboard that allows users to interact with traditional and Web 2.0. tools, from e-mail to blogs. It also provides a flexible and reliable tool on a platform that is able to run on multiple servers and clients -- including Windows, Linux, Mac and the Web.