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Samsung unveils ChatON service to compete with iMessage, BBM, and others

Samsung unveils ChatON service to compete with iMessage, BBM, and others

Samsung has announced that it will be rolling out a new messaging service that will allow users to chat across multiple devices. ChatON will be offered in over 120 countries in 62 languages. The service supports photos, video, voice messaging, location, contact sharing, calendar, and other multimedia content. The interesting part is that Samsung is looking to take ChatON outside its own ecosystem.

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With a little work, Google Talk could blow iMessage out of the water

With a little work, Google Talk could blow iMessage out of the water

As the rumors go, Apple's iMessage announcement came as quite the unpleasant shock to the carriers, who until now had been happily encouraging SMS overuse on the iPhone. Reports of RIM executives weeping visibly over BBM are all anecdotal. iMessage promises to further prise the operator's hands from the ruddy teats of the SMS cash-cow, shifting traffic to cheaper data connections instead. Yet the real game-changer may still be waiting in the wings: with a little work, Google could blow iMessage, BBM and SMS out of the water.

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iOS 5 Gets Social With New Game Center And iMessage

iOS 5 Gets Social With New Game Center And iMessage

New features for iOS 5 continue to be unleashed here at Apple's WWDC 2011 keynote. It looks like iOS 5 is going to get fun and social. It's just been revealed that the platform will feature a new Game Center that's more "socialized." And, the platform will be integrating iMessages for a better messaging solution.

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Samsung plans to shutdown ChatOn service in 2015

Samsung plans to shutdown ChatOn service in 2015

Samsung rolled out its ChatOn service in 2011 as a way for it to compete with messaging services already on the market like BBM and iMessage. ChatOn originally launched in 120 countries and was supported in 62 languages. Users could send photos, video, voice messages, and share contacts, calendars, and other content on the service. ChatOn hasn’t been terribly popular with users around the world.

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WhatsApp tipped to be developing desktop web client

WhatsApp tipped to be developing desktop web client

Recent Facebook acquisition WhatsApp is known for being one of the best multi-platform mobile messaging apps, available on a number of devices beyond the standard iOS and Android. The only catch is that the app can only be used on a mobile phone, since users' account are directly tied to their phone number. But that may finally change soon, as there is evidence the company is already at work on a web client for desktops.

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Facebook Messenger’s Inevitable Takeover

Facebook Messenger’s Inevitable Takeover

Back in August, Facebook messenger became obligatory. I ran a column called Yes, you DO want Facebook Messenger that many Facebook users were shockingly opposed to. But it's been barely 3 months and Facebook has already announced it: they've reached a tipping point. They already have 500 million users using - not just having downloaded - using Messenger each month. They're aiming to prove that because you do not pay money to use Facebook, you are the product - you don't have a choice in the matter. You need to download that app.

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Microsoft Band hands-on – Admirably Flexible Fitness

Microsoft Band hands-on – Admirably Flexible Fitness

Who would've thought it would be Microsoft that would embrace cross-platform wearables so thoroughly, and indeed first. Microsoft Band is, on the face of it, the company's play for the fitness and health market, trailing Android Wear to market but beating Apple Watch by a number of months. However, where Google and Apple's approaches are resolutely wedded to their own individual platforms, Microsoft has spread wide its arms and made Microsoft Band play nicely not only with Windows Phone but with Android and iPhone too, and you don't have to sacrifice 99-percent of the functionality in doing so. I strapped the rubberized, touchscreen-toting health band to my wrist to find out more.

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Hugo Barra’s iPhone 6 double-talk just means Xiaomi is awesome

Hugo Barra’s iPhone 6 double-talk just means Xiaomi is awesome

Former Googler Hugo Barra is an interesting guy. Once charged with holding up impressive new hardware on stage for Google, he’s now a VP in a new country, with a new company, and seems to be on his heels more than he’s on his toes of late. This time, Barra took to the WSJ.D conference to share his feelings on everyone that isn’t Xiaomi. Though you can take his word a variety of ways, one thing is certain: Barra is saying what we’re all thinking.

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