All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘messaging apps’

Yahoo Research Looks At Mobile App Use During Super Bowl

Yahoo’s Flurry released some interesting findings about app usage during the Super Bowl. There was a whole lot of messaging going on. “Super Bowl XLIX had some majorly buzzy moments – from a throwback performance from Missy Elliott to a dubious final call from the Seahawks – and it showed in how consumers interacted with their smartphones,” a spokesperson for …

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The Messaging Apps You Use the Most Are Woefully Insecure

It’s likely that every single day, you use a messaging app to communicate with friends and family. It’s also likely that the messaging app you’re using is unequipped to protect your privacy. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has just released a scorecard featuring 39 messaging apps ranging in popularity from the relatively small Silent Phone and CryptoCat to the ubiquitous …

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Messaging Apps Are Taking Over Mobile Messaging

Over the past two years, mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp and SnapChat have become some of the most popular mobile apps around. Signs are even appearing that the messaging app segment may be taking the place of traditional social media among teens and young people. In addition to social media, messaging apps are also challenging traditional SMS and MMS …

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Messaging Revenue Down as Messaging Apps Take Off

As popular social networking sites such as Facebook become populated with, well, everyone, teens are now escaping to the relative privacy that messaging apps provide. WhatsApp and SnapChat are now two of the most popular mobile apps, and it seems this trend is affecting more than just Facebook and social media. Market research firm Strategy Analytics this week pointed out …

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Samsung’s ChatON Messaging App Hits 100 Million Users

Samsung today announced that 100 million smartphone users are now also using its ChatON messaging app. The app had hit 50 million users just this past May after having launched in 2011. The news comes as mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat have become hits in the mobile app space. Even BlackBerry Messenger saw a multitude of downloads …

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