The USPS continues to struggle with its place in the world as e-mail, online banking, IM, BlackBerry Messenger, Whatsapp, and Facebook replace so-called “snail mail” for sending photos to grandma, paying bills, and checking up on friends.
Microsoft has unveiled a commercial networking site where small businesses can promote their products and services and interact with potential customers and partners primarily using Skype.
Nimbuzz Messenger for PC offers an easy way to make voice and video calls, and to chat with friends. If only it included support for AOL's AIM, too.
Data from Vonage suggests that voicemail is yesterday's news. Newer technologies like text messaging seem to be replacing the concept of leaving a message.
Companies that struggle with social media should pay closer attention to what their workers are using at home.
Vulnerability in iOS allows an attacker to send a text message that appears to come from a trusted source, says a security researcher.
The Apple messaging technology that enables users to avoid an SMS spoofing bug is under a patent challenge.
While SMS is a relatively mature technology, in recent years it has attracted the interest of security researchers as an attack vector for smartphones.
My beloved Meebo Messenger is shutting down, but Shape's cross-platform IM+ service fills the void.