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Be wary of the dubious 'iMessage chat' Android app

A new, non-Apple-sanctioned Android app claims to let you chat with iOS users via iMessage, but there are too many questions swirling around to trust it.

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Leak shutters plans to roll out BlackBerry Messenger on iOS and Android this week

BlackBerry's messenger app for Android and iPhone will not roll out this week as the company struggles to block an unreleased version of the Android app that affected its system.

See ya, SMS: Social messaging apps do more, for free

Social apps combining messaging, games, and stickers are already huge in Asia—and quickly growing here.

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NSA-resistant Android application 'burns' sensitive messages

Silent Circle, a company specializing in encrypted communications, released a messaging application for Android devices on Wednesday that encrypts and securely erases messages and files.

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China Telecom's YiChat takes aim at Tencent's WeChat

China Telecom is moving into the mobile instant messaging space with its own app that will compete against WeChat, the rival product from Internet giant Tencent that's become a hit in China.

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SMS spam intensifies, ranging from pesky to perilous

'Over-the-top' services are used to disguise text spam campaigns by sending a few messages from many phone numbers.

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Why Facebook Stickers aren't as dumb as they sound

They seem frivolous, but stickers have the potential to win back the coveted teen demographic and pull in some cash.

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Pirate Bay co-founder developing un-spyable mobile messaging app

Keep Big Brother at bay with this surprisingly design-minded encrypted mobile app.

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Pirate Bay founder working on spy-proof text messaging app

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Peter Sunde, the co-founder of BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay, is working on developing a secure mobile messaging app and service that's intended to be safe from government surveillance and be user friendly at the same time.

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China's Tencent seeks to accelerate growth of WeChat outside China

Chinese Internet giant Tencent is rolling out a global marketing campaign for its WeChat messaging app in a bid to expand the product's reach across 15 different markets, and boost its popularity among users outside China.