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  • India will pass U.S. to become world’s second largest smartphone market by 2017

    1 July 2015, 8:01 am by: emily

    The sun hasn’t exactly set on the era of U.S. dominance of tech, but it’s dipping a bit closer to the horizon these days. Venture Beat reports.…
  • Data roaming charges to end in EU within two years

    1 July 2015, 3:31 am by: emily

    Data roaming charges are set to be abolished within the European Union by June 2017, it has been announced. The BBC reports.…
  • Matti Makkonen: Finnish pioneer of texting tech dies

    30 June 2015, 11:04 am by: emily

    Matti Makkonen, who helped to launch the worldwide sensation of texting, has died at the age of 63 after an illness. The BBC reports.…
  • University’s Special Staircase for People Texting

    17 June 2015, 3:06 pm by: emily

    Utah Valley University’s new student center building in Orem has a brand new staircase with a “txting lane.”. The school’s creative director Matt Bambrough acknowledges it is meant to be an art project, as opposed to an official school policy. In a…
  • Swearing on WhatsApp in the UAE could carry £45,000 fine or jail

    17 June 2015, 2:50 am by: emily

    WhatsApp users swearing at each other in Dubai or Abu Dhabi may may face a £45,000 fine and deportation under a new federal law, reports The Telegraph.…
  • 'Text walking lanes' in Belgian city

    15 June 2015, 5:28 am by: emily

    People sending text messages in the centre of the Belgian city of Antwerp have been provided with dedicated temporary "text walking lanes" so that they do not collide with pedestrians. [via BBC]…
  • Rise in scam texts that aim to steal bank details. Here's how it works.

    10 June 2015, 4:53 pm by: emily

    Criminals are sending unsuspecting victims text messages that appear to be sent from their bank in a bid to steal personal or financial information. The Telegraph reports.…
  • Messaging App Jott Is Blowing Up Among Junior High And High Schoolers

    10 June 2015, 9:30 am by: emily

    As Facebook and YikYak try to grow a younger audience, a startup that taps into one of the key attribute of teen users – no money for data plans – is blowing up. TechCrunch reports.…
  • Goodbye, roaming charges. The borderless SIM is finally here

    9 June 2015, 3:28 pm by: emily

    Regulators in Belgium and Luxembourg, two tiny Western European countries with a lot of cross-border traffic, including regular commuters, have found a novel solution, reports Politico, that allows mobile phone users to avoid roaming charges while not…
  • South Korea to track cellphones to prevent MERS spread

    7 June 2015, 3:11 pm by: emily

    South Korean authorities will track the cellphones of hundreds of people under quarantine to prevent the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and reported a fifth death in the outbreak, with the number of infections rising to 64. [via Reuters]…
  • Facebook launches stripped down 'Facebook Lite' for developing countries

    5 June 2015, 2:37 am by: emily

    Over the last decade, Facebook's list of features and capabilities has piled pretty high. Now the company is stripping that way in a new app designed for customers with low-end phones and poor cellular connections. c/net reports.…
  • Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends Report: internet is still growing, but slowing

    28 May 2015, 4:01 am by: emily

    Every year, Mary Meeker, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, releases her Internet Trends report full of insight about everything from mobile device usage to internet usage breakdowns.[via TheNextWeb]…
  • This Is What Teens Are Really Doing on Their Phones

    28 May 2015, 3:38 am by: emily

    Mary Meeker, the Morgan Stanley analyst turned venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins, released her annual report on Internet trends.One section—slides 68 through 70, in particular—digs into the mobile habits of American youth, and it reveals some…
  • Something to think about

    22 May 2015, 3:16 am by: emily

  • Google patents a way to win a text message argument

    20 May 2015, 12:40 pm by: emily

    In a patent awarded May 12, Google outlined a system for getting search results without having to leave a voice, instant message or text message conversation. The patent calls for a piece of software that could be incorporated into a messaging program that…

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