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Facebook Launches Group Messaging App

Facebook Launches Group Messaging App

Facebook Messenger was launched today as the social network's first standalone app and it's available for free to both iPhone and Android handsets. Development on the app was spearheaded by the founding team at Beluga, which was acquired by Facebook back in March. Hence, it's no surprise that it integrates the group messaging features found in Beluga and aims to be a fast go-to communication tool that syncs all your messaging needs into one place.

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Manual, automated printer contraption will write texts on the wall

Manual, automated printer contraption will write texts on the wall

I can't say that I have ever received a text so cool that I wanted to write it on the wall. If you have thought it might be cool to print out texts to keep for posterity, and you have a big vacant wall Liat Segal has invented a crazy device that is a combination of an automated printer and a manual device you have to push along the wall by hand. The printer was inspired by the old dot matrix printers of yore, which are still used in some industries.

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InFlight Labs announces new messaging service available on WiFi airliners

InFlight Labs announces new messaging service available on WiFi airliners

Most airlines are now outfitting their aircraft with WiFi service that passengers can use while they are in the air. The WiFi services allow web surfing, game playing, and chat to take place in the air. Some of the aircraft also allow voice calls to be made. InFlight Labs has announced a new service that works with WiFi equipped aircraft that will let the passengers have text conversations in the air.

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ShopAlerts By AT&T Sends Location-Based Text Ads

ShopAlerts By AT&T Sends Location-Based Text Ads

AT&T is preparing to step beyond typical carrier duties, by launching a new location-based text ad service. The carrier will be sending out text ads such as coupons and other special offers to subscribed customers based on their locations as detected by their phones. The program will start only in certain metropolitan areas including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco.

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Leaked Image Shows AT&T is Changing Messaging Plans on January 23rd

Leaked Image Shows AT&T is Changing Messaging Plans on January 23rd

Best Buy's in the hot seat again, it seems. According to a new, leaked image from the electronics retailer, it looks like AT&T is getting ready to switch some things around. Namely, messaging is getting a boost. While two previous plans are getting dropped, the wireless carrier is offering up more text messages for less money. That is, if this screen shot turns out to be true, of course.

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LG US National Texting Championship Won by Teenage Girl, Receives $50,000

LG US National Texting Championship Won by Teenage Girl, Receives $50,000

There aren't many texting championships out there that shell out a lot of money for the winner. LG, though, has money enough to give out $50,000 to the winner of their recent US National Texting Championship held in New York City. The winner, a teenage girl by the name of Brianna Hendrickson, managed to secure a victory while up on a stage, and tapping out a verse of "Old MacDonald" on her phone's keypad.

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SMS bug creates Android messaging confusion

SMS bug creates Android messaging confusion

As if we needed another reason to be careful about our sexting habits, an apparent bug on Android devices is causing text and multimedia messages to be sent to unintended recipients.  Multiple Android users are reporting the fault on Google's support forums; the native messaging app on their phone - several models have apparently been affected, including the Google Nexus One and HTC Incredible - replaces the selected recipient of an SMS or MMS with a different identity, sometimes only showing the switch after  the message has been sent.

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