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8 Ways to Increase Productivity With Cortana and Alexa

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When you think of all that we are able to accomplish in today’s world, it should come as no surprise that many of us have been getting help along the way. Cortana, Alexa, and other AI personal assistants help us shave time off of…


Interview: Rob Horning on How to Make the Leap From VC to CEO

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Rob Horning, a former venture capitalist and now co-founder & CEO of the Denver-based messaging startup Kwippit, didn’t want to become an entrepreneur. He kept turning it down until it was impossible to ignore. (“That’s the way to become an entrepreneur,” Rob explains, “To keep…


Here’s The Inside Scoop on SMS Messaging

By | Dec 21, 2016 at 9:15 am

SMS has taken the world by storm. According to SimpleTexting, over 15 million text messages are sent around the world every minute. Even with so many people using this technology, the truth is that very few people really know how the technology behind it really works….


How the Rise of Chatbots Points to a New Internet

By | Oct 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Chatbots are, increasingly, a thing. Major investments from Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Amazon in 2016 have proven that the concept will become a major player in 2017 and onward. But how large a player will it be? And what’s the greater meaning behind the shift…

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Riot: Encrypted Open Source Messenger for Teams

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 1:20 pm

Smartphone users who communicate and often do teamwork like to have three different things. For starters, they like to easily communicate with their friends, family or work partners. Secondly, they want to use as fewer tools as possible, so it is ideal to have…

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Message People Nearby With Spray

By | Nov 9, 2015 at 11:14 am

In the past, whenpeople wanted to keep in touch with people they already knew, they would just call or text them. However, nowadays things are changing – people want to discover and communicate with people they do not know and, more than that, with…


Why Apple’s Voicemail Transcription Feature Won’t Matter Much

By | Jul 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

It’s become cliché to say we hate voicemails, yet we still leave and receive them. Whether or not we actually listen to voicemails is another story. I currently have 56 unlistened-to voicemails on my phone, and I know I’m not alone. No one has…


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HelpCrunch Expands Live Chat Services Into a Web Platform

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm

HelpCrunch has only been available since the end of May 2015, and they’ve only been available to mobile users. However, when I spoke with them during their launch, the team indicated that it would only be a matter of time before they rolled out…


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“Personal Privacy is Something we Need to Preserve”

By | Jun 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

Companies need to make money to survive, obviously, and I get asked a lot how they do that if they offer an app for free. The fact of the matter is, if you don’t pay anything for the services, the company actually monetizes the…


Dasher: Do Everything on One Platform

By | May 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Jesse Boyes is a self-proclaimed “terrible chatterer.” In the past, he would send messages to friends to make plans, but then would use Venmo or Foursquare to coordinate instead. “I kept forcing friends out of our text conversation and into other experiences with links…


Hop, the Messenger that Reinvents Email

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Email was a great innovation and surely marked a revolution back in 1962, when the AUTODIN network provided the first messaging service in the history of the Internet. It was such a good invention that more than half a century later, we still use…

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From ICQ to WhatsApp: The Rise of Instant Messengers

By | Jan 22, 2015 at 7:00 am

Messaging app WhatsApp announced this week that it will be releasing its service to desktop, thanks to a web client that launched for Chrome and Android. According to The Verge, WhatsApp confirmed earlier rumors, which pointed to a newly live page at “The primary use is…



Communication is Key for This South Korean BAND of Brothers

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The Republic of Korea Army (RKA) recently began testing out different communication tools to help alleviate the struggle South Korean soldiers, like any soldiers, have being away from their families for long periods of time. The RKA settled on BAND by Camp Mobile, an app that…


Bitstrips Launches Bitmojis, Personalized Emojis

By | Nov 8, 2014 at 8:00 am

One day I went to sleep and everything was normal on Facebook. When I woke up the next morning, Bitstrips had taken over. If you’re not aware of what I’m talking about, Bitstrips is the company behind those little cartoon strips where people create…


Ping Your Friends, Forget Messaging Them

By | Nov 7, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Are you suffering from communication jitters? The Ping app was just launched worldwide, and it could very well be the tool you need to help kick the communication habit. Not to say communicating with people is a bad thing though. Rather, Ping is a…


Ziggli: The World’s Most Secure Messaging Platform

By | Oct 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

From the recent celebrity cell phone hacks to potential corporate information leaks, both individuals and companies are looking for ways to keep their information secure. While there are a number of apps on the market, Ziggli – a secure messaging platform – is one…


Anonymous Chat App Versapp Launches Today

By | Jul 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Versapp launched today in the app store – it’s an anonymous app that allows users to chat with their friends in groups or one-to-one. However, this isn’t your typical anonymous app. Yesterday, I had the chance to try out the new platform, created by cofounders…