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:

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:

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:

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:

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.

F1 driver Lewis Hamilton apologises for calling his British hometown a 'slum'

When Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton spoke on stage at the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, he chose an unfortunate word to describe his hometown.  Hamilton used the word "slum" to describe Stevenage in the UK. His exact words were:

Blippi is the YouTube star you need to know, because your kids already do

Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2018 and we have the entire internet to contend with.Despite having the best of intentions to screen what my kids,

Save 58% with this exclusive TunnelBear VPN Christmas deal

With Amazon starting its Christmas sale in early December, just a few days after the Black Friday sale ended, we could be forgiven for losing our way amidst all the deals. With less than a week to go before Christmas Day however,

The best UK deals for Wednesday: Xbox One bundles, LEGO sets, Amazon tablets, and more

We hope that you have all your Christmas shopping sorted by now as there's less than a week to go before the big day. And if you haven't, then don't worry. We have put together the very best deals on gifts for kids and adults alike, including offers on fragrances, tablets, Xbox One bundles,

Thank you, podcast gods, for the 15-second skip button

Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better.I realized this year that podcasts have supplanted practically every other form of media to become my most consumed entertainment. My Spotify usage has dwindled.

Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and James Corden cram 22 musicals into just 12 minutes

How many musicals can you get into a 12 minute sketch? 22. If you are Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and James Corden, that is. The stars of Mary Poppins Returns joined Corden on The Late Late Show for a 22-song medley of songs from famous musicals – choreography and all. La La Land, Fame,

These pictures of kids at protests in 2018 will make you cry happy tears

Kids had something to say about politics this year. Even little ones still perfecting their handwriting made their voices heard.Alongside their (ahem) taller counterparts, children of all ages protested immigration policies separating families at the border, gun violence killing students at school,

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.



7 Free Apps That Turn Your Phone Into the Perfect Wingman

Your phone wants to help you land a dateFlirting and making a connection with someone can be tricky, but there are plenty of apps that will help you with the process. If you're gearing up to go out and you don't have a wingman in tow, just drag along your smartphone insteadSee also:


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威锋网讯,据 InfoWorld 的 Paul Krill 表示,基于最近两个月编程语言的受欢迎程度来看,苹果新推出的 Swift 语言的热度似乎有一定的下降。  


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Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

Come in, door's open. It's Friday afternoon, and you're cordially invited to come hang out with us inside this great thing called the internet. Read more...

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