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In-app chat overtakes SMS texting for first time

In-app chat overtakes SMS texting for first time

By 29 April 2013

More mobile phone owners are using in-app chat and messaging services rather than traditional SMS text messaging, says a report by research firm Informa. The company claims that 17.6 billion mobile phone text messages were sent worldwide on average each... >>

Everything Everywhere suspends charity text skimming, but doesn't rule out complete stop

Everything Everywhere suspends charity text skimming, but doesn't rule out complete stop

By 15 April 2011

Everything Everywhere has has suspended, but not completely ruled out, taking a percentage of donations made to charities using text messages via the operators network. Speaking to Pocket-lint, Everything Everywhere stated: “Everything Everywhere makes... >>

Orange predicts a white and texty Christmas

Orange predicts a white and texty Christmas

By 21 December 2010

Vodafone recently told us how the snow at the end of November led to a massive boom in MMS sending, as people around the UK swapped pictures of their white covered streets and snowman efforts. And now Orange is predicting that with the snow set to continue... >>

Millions at risk from texting while walking

Millions at risk from texting while walking

By 20 September 2010

Millions of people could be at risk from texting while walking along busy streets as they are oblivious to the dangers around them, according to new research. According to Dr Joanna Lumsden of Aston University, one in 10 mobile phone users have already... >>

Mitch Winehouse endorses SaferTaxi text service

Mitch Winehouse endorses SaferTaxi text service

By 17 August 2010

There are some horrifying statistics surrounding unlicensed minicabs: 5000 British women are attacked each year by the drivers, but 20 per cent of the UK's female population still get in a taxi without checking whether they're licensed or not. It's a... >>

Woman hires hitman via text message

Woman hires hitman via text message

By 24 November 2008

A woman from Oklahoma plotted to have her lover's wife kidnapped and possibly killed, but used text messages to organise the crime. 32-year-old Tonia Mullins is now facing a long spell in jail after conspiring with her lover, 26-year-old Michael Andrew... >>

Zi Corp signs phone speech to text tech deal

Zi Corp signs phone speech to text tech deal

By 30 October 2008

Two mobile phone software developers have teamed up to improve the predictive text and speech to text tech that is currently available to phone users. TravellingWave and Zi Corporation have signed a non-exclusive integration license to effectively combine... >>

Brits sending 217 million texts per day

Brits sending 217 million texts per day

By 29 October 2008

Perhaps it's because money is tight, but it seems more and more of us Brits are opting to send texts instead of calling our pals. According to the latest research by the Mobile Data Association, we have sent, on average, 60 million more text messages... >>


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