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Topic: text messaging

All Those Kik Pics From Strangers Will Now Be Blurred

Messaging app censors for safety

Mobile messaging app Kik is giving users new controls to protect against unwanted anonymous advances, the company said today. The app will censor images from strangers to limit lewd content…

Tango Messaging App Invites Brands to Hit Publish

Taps Spotify, AOL for launch of channels

Messaging app Tango is following in the footsteps of competitors like BlackBerry Messenger with the launch of media channels users can follow. Tango Channels is still in testing and will…

Yahoo Buys Upstart Snapchat Rival Blink

Enters secret messaging fray

Yahoo is buying its way into the discrete messaging craze with another acquisition. An app called Blink is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s latest takeover target.  Blink is a small startup with…

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…

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…

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…

This [Corporate] Message Will Self-Destruct

Confide app enters Snapchat territory with sly sharing app

Hot tips, insider info, top secrets and off-the-record comments have a new app for secure digital transmission: Confide. The New York City-based startup launched today and is positioning itself as a…

One Direction Unveils Best Kik Campaign Ever

Boy band is latest to put toe in water of messaging trend

One Direction, the UK boy band with perfectly mussed hair, got the message about messaging apps. The group and its label Sony Music are reaching fans through a new campaign on…

Mobile Marketers Win Important FCC Text Message Ruling

Decision gives marketers legal basis for sending text message receipts

Companies can safely get back into text messaging marketing programs, now that the Federal Communications Commission has clarified a '90s-era communications law. The FCC's declaratory ruling released Thursday confirmed that companies…

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