Messaging Wars: Vine vs. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat

It’s been hard to ignore the meteoric rise of the private messaging industry over the past two monthsFirst came Facebook's jaw-dropping $16 billion purchase of standalone messaging service WhatsApp in February. Chat app Viber was acquired by Rakuten for $900 million.

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Facebook Wants To BE Your Phone Number With New Message Requests

Someone might want you to call them, but if you don’t have their random string of digits, you can’t. And you could miss something extremely important if a person you’ve never met really needs to reach you. Facebook has a plan to fix all that.

Facebook Messenger Is Experimenting With Disappearing Messages

Facebook Messenger is testing out self-destructing messages. Currently available for some users in France, the feature allows people to send messages that vanish in an hour. BuzzFeed first reported the news. We’ve emailed Facebook for more information,

Facebook swipes at Snapchat with Slingshot messaging app

Facebook has found the latest pie to stick its engorged finger into, reportedly readying a new short video messaging app, "Slingshot," to rival Snapchat.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/19/facebook-swipes-at-snapchat-with-slingshot-messaging-app/

Faceslap: Facebook swipes at Snapchat with "Slingshot" video messaging app

Facebook is reportedly readying a new short video messaging app, "Slingshot," to rival Snapchat. If rumours are true, Slingshot could prove a fatal blow to Snapchat's fortunes.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/19/facebook-swipes-at-snapchat-with-slingshot-messaging-app/

Facebook launches Slingshot messaging app by mistake, then pulls it

The social network accidentally unleashed its new Snapchat rival, and then swiftly pulled it, but not before folks got a good look at how the app works.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/06/10/facebook-launches-slingshot-messaging-app-by-mistake-then-pulls-it/

Facebook Pages Can Now Show How Quickly They Respond To Customers’ Messages

Facebook has been working to improve customer service-focused features for Page administrators for some time, most recently with the introduction of “Saved Replies,” a feature that allows Page admins to quickly respond to incoming inquires with canned (pre-written) replies. Now,

Facebook users forced to download Messenger to send private messages

Those using the service on an iPhone or Android device now have to download the separate app in order to interact using its in-built messaging service.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/29/facebook-users-forced-download-messenger-send-private-messages/

Messaging Is A Winner-Take-Some Market

If you are anything like me, you use multiple messaging apps on a daily or weekly basis – and you use them for more than just texting. My colleagues, friends and family all prefer different apps, and I use each app in a different way. I don't think messaging is a winner-take-all market globally.

Facebook Messenger Accounts For 10% Of Global VOIP Calls, Sends 45M Messages Daily

Facebook Messenger wants to replace the telephone, not just SMS, and its on its way. Messenger now makes up 10% of global Voice Over IP calls, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during today’s Q1 2015 earnings call. Considering Facebook only fully rolled out free VOIP calling to Messenger last April,

Facebook Now Has Over 1B Messaging App Users After Messenger Hits 500M

Another billion-user milestone for Facebook: the company now has over 1 billion messaging users, after today announcing that it has passed 500 million monthly active users for Messenger, on top of the 600 million active users that Facebook-owned WhatsApp now has.

Save nearly $200 on this affordable alternative to the Dyson bladeless fan

Have you always wanted a Dyson bladeless fan, but can't justify taking out a second mortgage to buy one?  Well, you're in luck, because the EdenPURE 360 Bladeless Fan is a pretty great alternative, and it's now available at the massively discounted price of $84.99.

10 weekend gadget sales to watch

Looking to do some shopping? Here are 10 gadgets on sale this weekend:Pionears Wireless Earbuds — 23% offThese little beauties boast a range of up to 33 feet with three hours of listening time — plus,

This story of a widow, a lake, and a rose will restore your faith in humanity

Hope you have tissues nearby. The Bishop Vesey's Grammar School rowing club found a rose attached to the locked gate at a nearby lake, with the most heartbreaking note accompanying it. SEE ALSO:

Chubbs the massive 15-foot gator is terrifying golf course guests again

Chubbs the gator is back, everyone. The massive 15-foot alligator first made a name for himself when he casually strolled through Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida in 2016. In a viral video, Chubbs ambles through the green fields, unbothered by the audibly freaked out course patrons. 

Amy Schumer supports protesting NFL players by saying no to Super Bowl ads

The Super Bowl is the biggest night of the year for two things: Pro football and very expensive commercials. Amy Schumer has decided to use one to influence the other.Her concern stems from ongoing protest actions in which certain players kneel, raises fists,

Twitter quietly fired a suspected Saudi Arabian spy in 2015, report says

We've all seen what can happen when nefarious interests weaponize a social media platform like Twitter. Now imagine how much worse it would be if some foreign agent actually got a job at the company.That's what happened in 2013, apparently.

One 'Daredevil' Season 3 scene has viewers going nuts

Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix has been known since its debut season for expertly-choreographed and visceral fight sequences. Season 1's three-minute hallway scene went viral. In Season 2, the show pushed itself further with a five-minute stairwell shot. In Season 3,

Vine Cofounder Colin Kroll Is Stepping Down

Vine cofounder Colin Kroll announced via Twitter that he is stepping down from his position as Vine's general managerKroll, who cofounded the app that Twitter acquired in late 2012, did not specifically say he is leaving Twitter, but rather stepping away from his day-to-day role.

Consumers Win in Cellphone Providers' Price War

Your mobile-phone bill may finally be shrinking.The industry's fight over prices, ignited last year by T-Mobile US Inc.,is beginning to have a noticeable effect even for consumers who haven't switched carriers. As they jockey to match or beat each other's discounts for new customers,

FedEx Driver Tries to Chase Down Runaway Van

It was a rough day at work for one unlucky FedEx employee.Security camera footage from Columbia, Tenn. shows a FedEx van doing what all delivery trucks do — driving any and all nearby dogs totally crazy.

首发平台背后的经济学

摘要: 厂家在自己的网站发布产品不能叫做首发而应叫做预订(预约购买),厂家在大型平台发布产品才能成为首发。我们 […]

中国平安人寿助力宁德奥林匹克日长跑

福州2014年6月27日电 /美通社/ -- 6月21日上午9时,“为爱奔跑,健步未来 -- 中国奥委会2014年第28届奥林匹克日长跑暨中国平安健步跑活动”暨平安人寿第十九届客服节健步跑活动宁德站在宁德市体育中心鸣枪开跑,2500余名宁德市民及平安客户响应奥运精神,共同参与此次活动。

微软将免费向Windows 7和Windows 8用户提供Windows 9更新?

据外媒报道,微软考虑将不仅仅只为Windows 8和Windows 8.x用户免费提供Windows 9,同时还会为Windows 7也免费带来这一系统。

New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

multicsfan writes Researchers have found that an injection of protein FGF1 stops weight induced diabetes in mice, with no apparent side effects. However, the cure only lasts 2 days at a time. Future research and human trials are needed to better understand and create a working drug. From the story:

微软的下一代操作系统,你猜它叫啥?

译/网易科技微软将于下周二首次展示它的下一代Windows操作系统,届时它将给该旗舰级产品公布新的名称。该项目在微软内部的代号为“Threshold”,在外部则被称作“Windows 9”。

外媒实测iPhone 6 续航能力并无提升

iPhone 6已经推出有一段时间了,万众瞩目的它依旧逃脱不了各种“被整”的命运,什么高空抛下、暴力测试等,着实让人心疼,不过,谁让它是块让人垂涎欲滴的“小鲜肉”呢?

Google Can't Fix What's Really Wrong With Email: Us

Today Google announced an ambitious project called Inbox , a new way to manage your Gmail that looks like an absolute godsend. There is, however, one thing that Google's clever engineering won't fix, and might actually make worse: The humans sending the emails.Read more...

透明国际:大型企业削弱了世界各国的反腐意志

透明国际(Transparency International)发布的一份报告指出,在承诺打击贿赂的世界各国中,逾半数无所作为,原因是大企业削弱了打击贿赂的政治意志。

Google Glass 离成功还很远 ,智能眼镜领域就又多了两个重磅玩家

Google Glass 一代应用可以说乏善可陈,二代也迟迟没有消息,而且可能由原来以 Nexus 设备作为硬件标准转为直接采用英特尔 MCU。在 Google X 似乎已经将重心转移到 Project Ara 和 Project Tango 时,智能眼镜领域却增加了两个重磅玩家。

从估值逻辑解读Lending Club巨亏原因,中国P2P资本泡沫还可以飞多久?

P2P的资本狂欢显然还没有收场的迹象。PE、VC们一边高喊着估值泡沫来了,一边还是奋不顾身地往里面扎。P2P的水分很大,这在业内早已不是什么秘密。然而不管估值的泡沫有多大,资本市场是否买账才是关键。

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