Facebook has made another huge purchase that makes its purchase of Instagram look insignificant. Instagram was purchased for a hefty $1 billion, which many thought was a crazy amount for a photo-sharing app. It seems to have worked out well for Facebook, thought. This time around, Facebook has purchased WhatsApp Messenger for a massive $16 ... Read More »
There’s been a lot of noise made over Google’s transition from Talk to Hangouts. Hangouts was supposed to be Google’s all-in-one communication service, but has fallen flat. It greatly improves the Talk experience across the web and mobile platforms, but there’s still a lot of work to do. Today, Google has begun chipping away at ... Read More »
Back when Hangouts was still a rumor, we were under the distinct impression that it would unify off all of Google’s messaging services. The cold hard truth is, Hangouts is merely a replacement for Google Talk. It didn’t do much to alleviate the confusion of Google’s various messaging apps, and has even stripped some well ... Read More »
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Looking for your this-day-is-really-dragging-on-and-I-need-something-to-entertain-me-for-five-minutes Friday reading material? Look no further. Word is, Google has programmed a bunch of Easter eggs in their new Hangouts app that feature everything from a, “shy dino,” to “My Little Pony.” I was skeptical, even after seeing posts about the Easter eggs on Google Plus, but as it turns out ... Read More »
Google may have just launched their new messaging app Hangouts yesterday, but we’re already hearing what’s next for the service. According to Google Plus’ community manager of Hangouts and Chat, Dori Storbeck, SMS integration will be making its way to Hangouts soon.
While Hangouts did solve some of the problems surrounding Google’s various messaging services, ... Read More »
Google’s various messaging services have long been painfully confusing. Syncing between devices, photo sharing and video conferencing have been a headache for years now, but that’s all about to change with Google “Hangouts.”
Hangouts is the messaging service that everyone’s been waiting for. Hangouts takes the best of all of Google’s messaging apps, and combines ... Read More »
Rumors that Google will unify all of their messaging platforms into one service, called Babel (originally thought to be Babble), have been swirling for months now. The intensity and accuracy of the rumors seem to be heating up, but it wasn’t until today that we got our first substantial leaks on Babel.
Everybody knows that Blackberry messenger stands among the best messaging services around, but it does lack many features. The fact is that almost nobody wants one of RIM’s devices anymore. Even if Blackberry did upgrade its messenger, the service is very fragmented, as it’s available only for the Blackberry OS. While there are many messenger ... Read More »
I guess I should start the review by disclosing that I’ve never even seen BBM. As many of you know, BBM is short for BlackBerry Messenger. It’s supposedly one of the best features BlackBerry offers. I know this not because anyone I know actually owns a BlackBerry, but because of all the comments I see ... Read More »
Beejive IM for Android is an instant messaging application that allows you to manage all of your IM accounts in an integrated buddy list. Beejive has been in beta for a few months now, and from my limited beta testing experience, Beejive is a fantastic application that under ideal conditions would easily become the multi-account ... Read More »