XE Mobile to Cease Operations
XE Mobile posted a message on its web site today stating that the company will cease operations and shut down entirely on December 31st. On that day, phone service will stop, and all user accounts will be canceled. It provided a phone number for subscribers to call in order to get more information about how to close their accounts. XE Mobile was a pre-paid MVNO that launched in April 2006. It targeted college users.
Google's Allo Messaging App Lands On the Web, Sort Of
Google today brought its assistant-backed Allo messaging application to the web. Allo on the web requires Google's Chrome browser and can only interact with Allo on Android smartphones for now (iPhone support is coming later.) Google says Allo web access requires the latest version of the mobile Allo app on your handset in order to function.
Twitter More Prominently Suggesting Who to Follow
Twitter has tweaked its Android and iOS mobile apps by adding "who to follow" suggestions directly to users' timelines. Twitter says it relies on a number of factors to determine the suggested accounts, including users' email and phone contacts, as well as what types of accounts they already follow.
Twitter Improves Notification Tools
Twitter today gave users more power over notifications. Significantly, users can now mute the replies of a wider array of accounts.
Helio Quietly Reboots On Sprint and Verizon's Networks
Helio, an MVNO that shuttered its doors years ago, is back. The company announced its return via Twitter and is once again offering prepaid service.
Lets focus on those that make no money....
Lets focus our core business on those that make no money, live off ramen noodles and if they have money it goes to beer, condoms and dope.
Another youth oriented MVNO bites the dust