Seven Pushes IM to Its Email and Messaging App
Seven, maker of mobile email and messaging services for network operators, today announced the addition of push-based instant messaging to its portfolio of services. Seven's mobile IM product supports Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, ICQ, Microsoft Windows Live Messenger, and Google Talk on a range of feature phones and smartphones. Seven says that its IM client more closely matches the desktop experience, can run in the background, and offers push alerts when new messages arrive. It will be up to network operators to adopt this new functionality and offer it to end users.
Yahoo Bakes Flickr and Tumblr Into New Messenger App
Yahoo today revealed a fully redesigned Yahoo Messenger that makes it easier for people to share across the web. Messenger pulls features from Yahoo's product portfolio, including Flickr and Tumblr.
Facebook Debuts Messenger 'Lite' for Slow Networks
Facebook today announced Messenger Lite, a pared-down version of its instant messaging app for emerging markets. The app is meant for entry-level and mid-range Android handsets that operate on slower cellular networks.
Yahoo's New Messaging App Adds Live Video To Your Texts
Yahoo! today launched Livetext, its new messaging app to compete with services like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Snapchat.
Google, Sprint Deploy RCS on Android Phones
Google and Sprint today said some of Sprint's Android phones now have access to RCS-based messaging features. Google added Rich Communication Services, powered by its Jibe cloud platform, to its own Messenger SMS application.