Texting archive

  • Texting and driving may put you on a billboard in California
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    Texting and driving may put you on a billboard in California

    By 24 March 2014

    Smile, you're on camera. If you're someone who likes to text and drive, you may want to stop to save yourself from embarrassment. Well that, and it's just plain dumb.  A new project called Texting While in Traffic has captured several drivers in California...

  • Mobile payments over text message to launch in early 2014
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    Mobile payments over text message to launch in early 2014

    By 15 January 2013

    The Payments Council has announced that mobile users in the UK will be able to send payments over text message in early 2014, as the mobile payments space heats up.  The process will begin with banks asking clients to agree to be opted into the programme,...

  • Brits now text more than they talk, says Ofcom report
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    Brits now text more than they talk, says Ofcom report

    By 18 July 2012

    Ofcom, the UK's independent regulator for the communications industry, says mobile phone calls are on the decline, with text messaging and social networking taking preference. The average Briton sends 50 text messages a week, with 16 to 24-year-olds preferring to...

  • Swype 3.0 Beta launches
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    Swype 3.0 Beta launches

    By 14 June 2011

    It looks like tablet-owning speedy texters are about to get a boost in the form of the newly released Swype 3.0, which includes Honeycomb support. In what must be the most dramatic demo video ever made, Swype has shown off the newly added 3.0 functionality....

  • Brits a nation of text addicts
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    Brits a nation of text addicts

    By 29 July 2008

    Nearly 1.5 billion (1,492,400,769) text messages (SMS) were sent per week between January and May 2008 in the UK. This is according to the latest figures from the Mobile Data Association. It seems we Brits are enjoying having the facilities on our mobiles...