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5 Reasons SMS Marketing Is Essential to the Modern Marketplace

William Morrow | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
William Morrow

SMS marketing has been around since the 90s. Until recently, it was viewed as a bit of a niche tool. Now that businesses have realized how powerful it is, SMS marketing has experienced a surge in popularity. The simple fact is that the modern marketplace is changing, and Text has become one of the best ways to reach out to your customers.

The First and Only National Text Message Crisis Line

Oliver Leung | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Oliver Leung

In desperate times, verbally articulating our feelings can difficult. Our voice can expose our innermost thoughts to prying ears. On the other hand, texting has become an extension of our thoughts and evolved to help us through our darkest hour.

How WeFarm Connects Small Farmers Without the Internet

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 02.22.2017 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

There are about 500 million small-scale farmers on Earth, and most of them live on less than $1 a day. That's half a billion people laboring below th...

Using Text to Boost Holiday Sales for Your Small Business

Marcos J. Menendez | Posted 11.17.2016 | Small Business
Marcos J. Menendez

If you're looking for a low-cost way to reach your customers during the holidays, consider text message marketing. According to research, coupons sent...

2 Girls Who Want to Fight Malaria With Code

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

"Connect the Dots" is an electronic reporting-tool that enables near real-time monitoring of essential stocks and data on certain notifiable or outbreak diseases, starting with Malaria initiative.

Texas Hackers to Fight Ebola, Fire and Water Contamination With African SMS

Maya Horgan | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Maya Horgan

Your mobile phone can save a thousand lives. And now, through Developers Doing Development, Michael Henderson and Scott Akers are using SMS automation to combat issues of infrastructure and disease.

FireChat Shows the Triumph of Technology Over Repression

Mike Montgomery | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

What happens when you're protesting in a place like China where the government stands ready to shut down Internet services or block social networking web sites?

Textiquette: Good, Bad, and Off Limits

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Since texting has no boundaries or face-to-face communication, it can cause misunderstandings and even lend itself to abuse. Words matter, especially written words.

These Things You Do Every Day Have Changed The English Language As We Know It

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.20.2014 | Home

We're always adding new words to the English language -- selfie, twerk, hashtag, et cetera. This isn't about that. We tap out more messages each da...

Why Facebook Paid An Astonishing Sum For WhatsApp In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.20.2014 | Technology

You may never have heard of WhatsApp, the messaging service which Facebook on Wednesday announced it had purchased for a jaw-dropping $19 billion, but...

Ryan Kristobak

50 Cent Is A Miley Fan, Too | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Fans lined the stairs all the way up to the third floor of the flagship Henri Bendel store in New York on Wednesday night, waiting for their turn to m...

Miley Cyrus' Song With Britney Spears Leaks

Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment

Miley Cyrus' collaboration with Britney Spears, "SMS (Bangerz)" leaked this week, offering a listen to a very low-quality version of the upcoming sing...

Three Text Messages That Are Changing Africa

Lex Paulson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Technology
Lex Paulson

Mobile phones -- chiefly the cheap, unsmart variety -- are used by at least three times as many people in developing countries as in the industrialized world. Could the most transformational technology in Africa also be the least sexy?

Le prix réel pour les opérateurs d'un forfait illimité

Sylvain Peysieux | Posted 10.10.2013 | France
Sylvain Peysieux

TÉLÉPHONIE - Les données trimestrielles de l'ARCEP, couplées au communiqué de presse de la Commission européenne du 6 août, nous permettent d'analyser plus en précision de nombreuses données, pour enquêter sur le prix réel pour les opérateurs d'un forfait tout illimité.

One Country Lets You Divorce Via Text..

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology

Texting turned 20 on Monday. That's right: SMS (Short Messaging Service), which we still use to relay our OMGs and LOLs, is older than Justin Bieber. ...

New Technology Allows Deaf-Blind People To Send Texts

Posted 04.22.2013 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 04/07/2012 09:45 AM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily So far the products produced using remote-touch technolo...

New Messaging Services Mean Trouble For Texting

Reuters | Sinead Carew | Posted 03.05.2012 | Technology

By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Text-messaging has long been a big-time profit generator for U.S. mobile operators, but they now r...

How Haute Couture Can Explain mHealth

Tom Murphy | Posted 01.30.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

As the mHealth hype grows the focus upon what ideas will lead to actual solutions cannot be lost. Ambition will lead to innovations, but poorly constructed ideas will lead to miserable failures.

Oldest Tech, Newest Hero?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 10.22.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Due to a combination of demographics, technology and tradition, the biggest social media in India is not one of those we think of usually.

Foursquare, Cause Marketing Find Home with Housing Charity

Joe Waters | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

I love this cause-marketing promotion from a UK housing charity that brings together eight Edinburgh thrift shops with the leading location-based service, Foursquare.

Tevolution Brews Funds for Causes

Joe Waters | Posted 09.20.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

I love two things: cause marketing -- a partnership between a non-profit and for-profit for mutual profit -- and iced tea. So it's no surprise that I'm boiling over for Tēvolution, a new brand of iced tea from Purpose Beverages, Inc.

Is the Humble Text Message a Cause Marketing Star?

Joe Waters | Posted 09.12.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

The more I learn about text and the more I sober up to the reality of adoption rates on things like smartphone apps, location-based services, QR codes and other mobile gadgetry, the more I appreciate the simple text message.

The Japanese Emergency and Hyperlocal Governments

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alan W. Silberberg

The local emergency manager now has the power of a never ending flow of information at their fingertips that can be quickly siphoned and divided into necessary parts.

We Are Generation Wiki

The Morningside Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
The Morningside Post

We are the first of our kind. We are interconnected collaborative creatures, and we like to share. We link and like, comment, post and poke. We Yelp when we're hungry, Skype when we're lonely and G-chat throughout the day.

Right-Wing Commits Voter Suppression With Text Messages

Scott Goodstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Scott Goodstein

In at least ten states this election cycle, organizations supporting Republican campaigns used illegal text message spam to bring mobile communications into the gutter and reduce Democratic turnout.