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Line's e-manga service

Chat app takes on e-book retailers, Amazon with manga comics service

Line, the popular messaging platform based in Japan, is challenging e-book vendors like Amazon and Rakuten with a new service to download and view manga, or Japanese comic books.

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Android messaging malware targets Tibetan activists

An analysis of a piece of Android spyware targeting a prominent Tibetan political figure suggests it may have been built to figure out the victim's exact location.

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Crackdown on SMS spammers could boost use of SIM mules

Recent FTC litigation against SMS junk mailers may force scammers to change tactics, a security firm suggests.

App Spotlight: TigerText promises to keep text messages private and secure

If you're trading in sensitive information, you'll want to install this app on all your workers' devices.

App Spotlight: Sendboo translates multi-lingual messages on the fly

This free iOS app lets you communicate effortlessly with people all over the world. Language barrier? What language barrier?

App Spotlight: DialMyCalls automates group calling, texting

Blast a message to your employees, sales team, or even a select group of customers. This free app makes it easy.

Facebook adds voice and chat to its Messenger apps

A new function in both the iOS and Android versions of Facebook supports voice messaging. Facebook is also testing mobile messaging over VoIP.

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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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