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Snapchat Launches Kid-Friendly Version That Doesn’t Allow the Sending of Messages

Snapchat Launches Kid-Friendly Version That Doesn’t Allow the Sending of Messages

By Josh Wolford June 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat is unveiling a new version of its service designed for all the youngsters out there – those under the age of 13. It’s called “SnapKidz,” and it comes along with a new iOS update. Basically, it …

Facebook Messenger Adds Voice Messaging, VoIP Facebook Messenger Adds Voice Messaging, VoIP
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Today, Facebook takes another step in fashioning itself as the premier way to message your friends. An update to their standalone iOS and Android Messenger app will allow users to send voice messages for the first time, and they’re testing …

Facebook Tests Paid Messages, Adds New Filtering Facebook Tests Paid Messages, Adds New Filtering
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Facebook has been doing a lot as of late to improve their Messages product and to encourage more people to use it. Back in August, Facebook totally redesigned the look of Messages on desktop, giving it a new side-by-side view …

Facebook Reports Shady Chats, Leads to Arrest Facebook Reports Shady Chats, Leads to Arrest
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Let’s face it; social media and privacy are always going to be two warring parties. Sure, privacy controls help users define who can see what on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest (and some sites offer simpler, more accessible privacy …

Facebook Improves Messages with Side-by-Side View Facebook Improves Messages with Side-by-Side View
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With the old Facebook Messages layout, all of your messages were laid out in descending order (most recent at the top). When you clicked on a particular thread, you were taken to a different page where the message thread was …

Here’s How To Stop Facebook’s “Message Seen” Feature Here’s How To Stop Facebook’s “Message Seen” Feature
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Last month, users slowly began to notice that Facebook chat (messages) had a new feature. Right under sent messages, in the chat box appeared a light gray notification that simply said “Seen XX:XXpm.” We quickly learned that Facebook’s new feature …

Smile! Wink! Facebook Adds Emoticons To Chat Smile! Wink! Facebook Adds Emoticons To Chat

If you’ve logged onto Facebook this morning and initiated a chat with one of your buddies, you may have noticed that there’s a new little icon at the bottom right of you text box. And it’s smiling at you. Click …

Messages Beta Disappears From Apple's Website Messages Beta Disappears From Apple's Website

Back in February Apple shocked pretty much everybody by announcing OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion without warning. At the time, they released a developer preview of Mountain Lion, as well as a public beta of one of Mountain Lion’s tentpole …

Apple Launches Messages Beta For Mac Apple Launches Messages Beta For Mac
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Today, Apple released a developer preview of their new OS X Mountain Lion. It’s set to bring some popular things from iOS to the Mac like Messages, Notes, Reminders, and the Notification Center. That dev preview includes the all new …

Google Voice Is The Voicemail For The Internet

Google just announced a new service called Google Voice (click here for Mashable’s story).  According to Mashable:

Facebook’s Growth Unaffected By Beacon

Skeptical investors have decided that Facebook does not abide by the “another day, another dollar” rule.  It does, however, follow an “another month, more traffic” guideline, and the latest Compete stats prove the social network’s adherence to this trend.

Facebook Now Sends Messages’ Content In Email

While it was (presumably) nice to see that you’d received new messages on Facebook, it wasn’t too helpful that the social network’s email notifications stopped there; from your email account, you’d need to head over to the Facebook site to read the actual notes.  No longer, though – Facebook’s now passing the messages along.

Facebook’s Bad Beacon PR

It’s just totally amazing to me how badly Facebook is handling the PR around its new Beacon system.

Brits Type 1.2 Billion Text Messages Per Week

In all of 1999, Brits sent one billion text messages on their mobile phones.  Now, according to new numbers from the Mobile Data Association (MDA), they’re sending more than that per week.

Facebook Sued Over Text Messages

Online social networking site Facebook is being sued by an Indiana woman who says the site profited from its members sending unauthorized text messages to cell phone users whose numbers used to belong to other customers.

EU Wants Price Caps On Text Messages

The European Commission is lobbying mobile phone operators to discount their rates for text messages and is threatening to put price caps in place if they don’t comply. Recently price caps were put in place for roaming charges.

Marketers Should Be Terrified By This!
A panel of young adults moderated by Guy Kawasaki which should be very interesting to marketers and anyone in the mobile business.