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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 | Books

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

California Court Rules Texts Can Be Searched Without Warrant

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that police do not need a warrant to search a cell phone carried by someone under arre...

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.

World Texting Record SMASHED

Yahoo! News UK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Nimble-fingered Melissa Thompson, from Salford, Greater Manchester, made swift work of the challenge in hand. She texted "the razor-toothed piranhas ...

ER Docs TEXT Patients Waiting Times

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Need an X-ray or stitches? Online, via text message or flashing on a billboard, some emergency rooms are advertising how long the d...

Colombia's "Power" Change

Scott Goodstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Scott Goodstein

This Saturday, Colombia will start a new chapter in their history as they peacefully transition from the outgoing Uribe Administration to the new Santos Administration. With a new president they will be addressing new issues.

Separating Wheat From Chaff

Susan Landau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Susan Landau

The U.S. government is helping dissident groups across the globe get access to new types of communications technologies. The plain folk are speaking, and the U.S. government is listening.

Mobile Ad-Serving or Mobile Offer Management?

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett King

With the massive activity in the mobile ad space arena at the moment, I'm amazed that there is so little focus on this by bank marketing teams.

What Does Digital Divide Mean to Gov 2.0?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Politicians need to use the knowledge of Digital Divide issues to bring more people in, not use it to exclude more people.