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How One Guy Wooed 2,000 Women on Tinder Is spam good for the heart?

Blake Jamieson is trying to digitally play his way into women’s hearts, and it might actually be working. The aspiring content marketer applied a little branding to his profile on…

April 16, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

Twitter's Redesign Speaks to Brands and Users With Emojis, Vine Messenger, Video, Ads 'Media forward' simplifies tweet culture

Twitter’s new look is rolling out more widely today, and it has some users saying it looks similar to Facebook. The messaging service is making changes to solve its most…

April 8, 2014, 2:02 PM EDT

Skype's Message to Facebook and WhatsApp: Millennial Use Growing Tops 300 million people

Skype is making its case to marketers that it is hip with millennials, that highly coveted youth demographic. Skype now counts more than 300 million users and said it reaches…

March 31, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

BlackBerry Messenger Debuts Slate of Ad Products Sponsored content emerges

BlackBerry is introducing ads and virtual stickers into its messenger app as it tries to squeeze value from its core communication service. BlackBerry executives were in New York last week…

March 25, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

Messaging App Tango Raises $280 Million Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba helps

Tango is the latest messaging app to attract big dollars, with Alibaba Group leading a fundraising round of $280 million. The Mountain View, Calif-company is among the growing mobile messaging…

March 20, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

Shhhh! Don't Tell Anyone: Whisper, Secret Apps at SXSW Marketing in age of anonymity

Clandestine apps are having a SXSW moment, with Whisper and Secret in Austin discussing how they are putting the anonymity back into online. On the surface they have similar uses:…

March 9, 2014, 9:18 PM EDT

GoGo Takes Texting Into the Skies Over SXSW New messaging app for fliers

“Hi Mom, I’m calling from 10,000 feet!” GoGo took its SXSW marketing to new heights, shall we say, showing off technology that will bring texting to commercial air travel. The airplane Internet…

March 7, 2014, 7:48 PM EST

Is WhatsApp's 'No Ads' Policy Already Starting to Loosen? Report says brands could pay to reach users

WhatsApp is exploring a way to let brands message its 450 million-plus user base after all, according to a report today. The largest text messaging platform, which Facebook is buying…

March 4, 2014, 3:04 PM EST

Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16B Pending regulatory approval

Facebook has a deal to buy the messaging platform WhatsApp for $16 billion, the company announced. WhatsApp has more than 450 million users, according to the latest numbers from the…

February 19, 2014, 6:13 PM EST

Are Your Text Messages Too Boring? Here Come Branded Virtual Stickers to Save the Day Pulp Fiction, Wiz Khalifa and more

Stickers may seem like child’s play but in the mobile messaging world they’re big business. They’re also a way for brands to get in the texting conversation. Third-party messaging app Line…

February 12, 2014, 12:43 PM EST

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