Postscript Raises $4.5 Million to Turbocharge Shopify SMS Marketing

Postscript announced it has raised $4.5 million in seed funding to help bring turbocharged SMS marketing to Shopify and e-commerce stores.

Google Bringing End-to-End Encryption to RCS Messages

Google appears prepared to bring end-to-end encryption to RCS messages, helping it better compete with Apple iMessages.

Apple, Google Engineers Join Forces On SMS One-Time Passwords

Apple has received help with SMS one-time passwords from an unexpected source: a Google engineer.

RCS Messages Finally Available to All U.S. Android Users

Sanaz Ahari, Google Sr. Director of Product & Design, announced Thursday via Twitter that RCS is now available for all Android users in the U.S. “Hi everyone! RCS is now available to all users in US as of Monday. Make…

TrueDialog Database With Tens of Millions of Texts Left Exposed Online

According to researchers at privacy firm vpnMentor, millions of Americans’ data is at risk following the discovery of a breached database belonging to TrueDialog. TrueDialog is “the leading SMS provider for mass text messaging, SMS marketing and personalized 2-way SMS…

Google Bringing RCS To Android Messages Starting Today

Android messaging has long lagged behind iOS, where Apple Messages has included features absent from standard SMS texts. According to a CNET report, Google is rolling out a major upgrade in the U.S. starting today. Rich Communication Services (RCS), is…

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Join Forces to Take Messaging to the Next Level

iPhone users have long-enjoyed iMessage, an iOS-only alternative to SMS that has far more features than basic messaging. WhatsApp offers a similar approach, adding features and abilities in a cross-platform app. Today the four major wireless carriers announced the Cross-Carrier…

EndlessJabber Lets Android Users Send And Receive Texts Remotely

EndlessJabber is a new Android app, which enables users to send and receive SMS/MMS messages from any PC, tablet, web browser or XMPP client. The folks behind it are currently raising funds through KickStarter. Here’s why you might find the…

Police Sting Op Sends Accidental Texts to Man

KSAZ News 10 in Arizona reports that a man found himself in the middle of a scary situation recently when his phone started receiving text messages from an unknown sender. This wasn’t just some comical incident where someone texts a…

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…