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Facebook to offer Snapchat-like 'self-destructing' message app, says report

Facebook is apparently working on a messaging app that will allow users to send each other self-destructing messages and photos. The app could expand Facebook's growing portfolio of mobile apps within weeks.

Text messaging turns 20, but don't call it ready for retirement

At the ripe old age of 20, text messaging is still a popular way to communicate, but there are signs that its best days are behind it.

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Happy bday! SMS txt msgs turn 20

In the fast-moving world of technology, few things that have proved as resistant to change as the simple SMS text message.

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Microsoft launches Skype-centered hub for small businesses

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.

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Microsoft to close Messenger and consolidate IM service on Skype

Microsoft will shut down Windows Live Messenger next year, compelling users to migrate to Skype, whose latest version can import users' Messenger contacts.

Group chat showdown: Which instant messaging service is best for your business?

Campfire, Hipchat, and Imo.im provide virtual rooms for important discussions. Which one works best for business?

Is voicemail obsolete?

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.

'Lazy' Employees Can Fix Your Social Woes, Says Yammer CTO

Companies that struggle with social media should pay closer attention to what their workers are using at home.

iPhone SMS Bug Remains Threat

Vulnerability in iOS allows an attacker to send a text message that appears to come from a trusted source, says a security researcher.

Apple Pushes iMessage to Avoid SMS Spoof

The Apple messaging technology that enables users to avoid an SMS spoofing bug is under a patent challenge.