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Facebook Expands Messenger Payments Feature

Facebook Expands Messenger Payments Feature

By Chris Crum May 27, 2015

A couple months ago, Facebook finally announced person-to-person payments in Messenger after months of rumor that the product would get something enabling people to use the app for payments. Still, Facebook said the roll out would be slow and over …

What Businesses Will Be Able To Do With Facebook Messenger What Businesses Will Be Able To Do With Facebook Messenger

Much of Facebook’s opening f8 keynote on Wednesday was about Facebook Messenger, which the company has now turned into a developer platform. The other major piece of Messenger news was that users will soon be able to interact with businesses. …

Facebook Messenger Now A Platform, Provides Guidelines For Developers Facebook Messenger Now A Platform, Provides Guidelines For Developers

Facebook just kicked off its annual f8 developer conference, announcing Messenger Platform and Businesses on Messenger. The former enables developers to build apps that Messenger users can take advantage of in conversations. The latter seems to be looking to take …

Facebook Will Probably Continue to Pump Out Standalone Apps Facebook Will Probably Continue to Pump Out Standalone Apps

You know how you used to be able to use Facebook Messenger and Facebook proper on the same app – the main Facebook app – until the company decided that people needed a standalone app just for Messenger? Well, that …

Facebook and Uber Reportedly Talking Messenger Integration Facebook and Uber Reportedly Talking Messenger Integration

In the future, it’s possible that you’ll be able to coordinate a ride to pick up you and your drunk friends using Facebook Messenger. Recode quotes sources familiar with the matter who say that Mark Zuckerberg has held preliminary talks …

Windows Live Messenger Users Should Start Preparing For Skype Assimilation Windows Live Messenger Users Should Start Preparing For Skype Assimilation
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Microsoft announced last month that Messenger would be merging into Skype on March 15. That’s not exactly the case anymore as Microsoft has extended the deadline by a month. That being said, Microsoft really thinks you should start moving to …

Facebook for iOS Gets Voice Messaging, In-App Video Recording Facebook for iOS Gets Voice Messaging, In-App Video Recording

Facebook has just rolled out an update to its iOS app that brings features that previously launched on Facebook Messenger for both iOS and Android. Starting today, you can now send voice messages from within the Facebook app. Earlier this …

Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Free VoIP Calling to U.S. Users Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Free VoIP Calling to U.S. Users
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U.S. Facebook Messenger users now have a brand new way to make free voice calls. Well, kind of free. Facebook has begun the U.S. rollout of VoIP calling in their Messenger app, after testing the feature for nearly two weeks …

Water Ice on Mercury Confirmed by NASA’s MESSENGER Water Ice on Mercury Confirmed by NASA’s MESSENGER

The hypothesis that Mercury has abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its shadowed polar craters appears to have been confirmed. NASA announced today that new measurements from its Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft …

Facebook Is At Least Trying To Make The Android Experience Better Facebook Is At Least Trying To Make The Android Experience Better

The Facebook experience on Android devices is notoriously bad. A little too often, things just don’t work like you’d want them to. Facebook realizes this. Last month, reports came out that Facebook began forcing employees to use the Android app, …

The Microsoft-Yahoo Merger From A User Point Of View

I’ve stayed out of the Microsoft attempted merger of Yahoo so far. But EVERYONE seems to be talking about it from all sorts of angles.

Me? I take the user’s point of view and that’s one I haven’t seen discussed much yet.

Will Yahoo moving to Microsoft be a good thing for users? Let’s take a tour.

Yahoo and JetBlue’s Arrangement

The announcement that Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger are partnering with Jet Blue to offer lightweight wifi services on flights is both extremely cool, and kind of sad at the same time for me.

Being that I’m traveling a lot now for work it becomes readily apparent when I’m in the air that it’d be nice to be able to connect to the web in order to get work done and communicate with colleagues, friends, and family.

Yahoo Messenger Adds Vista Support

An updated version of Yahoo Messenger arrived in a pre-beta preview for Vista users, who can install it in parallel with their existing Yahoo Messenger client.

Impending Recession for Paid Search?

How did I miss this post by Steve Rubel? Tired of doomsaying in the Web 2.0 bubble realm, he recently predicted an impending recession for poor old Google, based on several factors.

Microsoft Confirms New Messenger for Mac

Microsoft has confirmed that a new version of its Messenger instant messaging software will ship with and when Mac Office 2008 hits stores.

While we don’t know anything about features, or even if it’ll be named Windows Live Messenger or MSN Messenger (presumably the new name, though), at least Mac fans are getting a new version.

Adding Windows Live Messenger To Your Blog

If you’d like to make it easier for people to contact you via your blog (or MySpace or whereever you can post code), Windows Live Messenger has a site where you can create a nice-looking button in seconds that will get them in touch with your Live Messenger screen name.

Yahoo Messenger Adds Social Features

Yahoo said today that it is adding new features to its instant messaging service.