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Facebook wants to live in the moment with WhatsApp

Facebook sees opportunity in real-time conversations carried out using WhatsApp

App Invasion: PhoneTag Messenger

PhoneTag Messenger for iOS combines photos with quick voice memos, stored as a back-and-forth thread exchange between you and a friend.

Two Skype irritations, gone: message syncing and mobile performance improve

Skype knows it needs to do better with mobile, and it's starting with the basics: speedier run times and syncing that's less clunky as you move among devices.

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Encrypted messaging startup Wickr offers $100K bug bounty

The company hopes to tap the security research community to find potential problems

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Snapchat, feeling the heat, will let users opt out of compromised feature

New controls will let people stop themselves from being searchable based on their phone numbers

Snapchat's Replay gives snaps a second viewing

An iOS update to America's favorite disappearing message app added a few new features.

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BitTorrent develops secure, decentralized chat program using public-key crypto

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The program will use the BitTorrent DHT peer finding protocol to locate contacts without a central server

BitTorrent Chat promises messaging free from prying eyes -- including the NSA's

The company that best known for its file-sharing protocol offers some more insight into how its unlaunched chat service works.

BlackBerry Messenger now available for the iPad and iPod

Thursday’s update makes the app available on a wider range of devices and also brings more options for finding friends through the service.

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Facebook's redesigned Messenger takes aim at WhatsApp, Snapchat

Users don't have to be Facebook friends to message each other with the new app.

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