By Mike Isaac Published 3:37 pm PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 FILE -- Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington on April 11, 2018. Facebook plans to integrate the technical infrastructure for WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger as Zuckerberg asserts control over all of the apps. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times) less FILE -- Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington on April 11, 2018. Facebook plans to integrate the technical infrastructure for ... more Photo: TOM BRENNER;Tom Brenner / New York Times Photo: TOM BRENNER;Tom Brenner / New York Times Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 FILE -- Mark Zuckerberg, chief … [Read more...] about Zuckerberg plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger
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By John Woolfolk | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 11, 2018 at 4:50 pm | UPDATED: December 11, 2018 at 10:07 pm Texting your sweetheart that you’re on your way home? California may soon charge you for that. This is no LOL matter, critics say. State regulators have been ginning up a scheme to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor. The wireless industry and business groups have been working to defeat the proposal, now scheduled for a vote next month by the California Public Utilities Commission. “It’s a dumb idea,” said Jim Wunderman, president of the Bay Area Council business-sponsored advocacy group. “This is how conversations take place in this day and age, and it’s almost like saying there should be a tax on the conversations we have.” It’s unclear how much individual consumers would be asked to pay … [Read more...] about OMG! Now California wants to tax text-messaging?
The Detroit News Published 5:34 PM EDT Oct 9, 2018 Detroit — Venias "Vito" Jordan Jr. was hoping to get his job back as head boys basketball coach at Detroit Renaissance on Tuesday afternoon at Wayne County Circuit Judge Martha Snow’s courtroom inside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. It didn’t happen. Snow allowed Renaissance High School principal Verynda Stroughter to keep John White as the head coach. Jordan will get a second opportunity to get his job back Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. District Court in Detroit, where it will be determined if Jordan’s firing by Stroughter was unlawful. Former Renaissance principal Anita Williams said Jordan agreed to an oral contract this summer before she accepted a similar position in Birmingham, Ala. Jordan was head coach at Renaissance the last five years, guiding his teams to consecutive PSL championship game appearances in 2015 and 2016 and to a 15-7 record last season. Stroughter, … [Read more...] about Vito Jordan still out as Detroit Renaissance boys basketball coach
Avery Hartmans, provided by Published 4:37 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 New emoji's to be introduced in a few weeks by Apple. New emoji's to be introduced in a few weeks by Apple. Photo: Apple New emoji's to be introduced in a few weeks by Apple. New emoji's to be introduced in a few weeks by Apple. Photo: Apple Click ahead to see emojis made especially for Texas. Click ahead to see emojis made especially for Texas. The lives of texting Texans got a lot easier Monday night when the long-awaited TexMoji app, stocked with hundreds of tiny Lone Star-centric emoticons, was released in the Apple App Store. The lives of texting Texans got a lot easier Monday night when the long-awaited TexMoji app, stocked with hundreds of tiny Lone Star-centric emoticons, was released in the Apple App Store. … [Read more...] about There are too many emoji and it’s time for Apple to take a stand (AAPL)
Google is launching a free messaging service that will link up with text messages to rival WhatsApp and Apple's iMessage. The messenger will be available on Android, the Google-owned operating system that runs almost every non-Apple smartphone on the market. The new service, named Chat, works similarly to traditional SMS text messages but will notify senders when the recipient has read their message and show if they are typing, like many messaging apps. It can support high resolution pictures and group conversations, like WhatsApp, as well as features like Gifs. It will be available on Android phones such as those from Samsung, Nokia and Sony. Messages between Chat users will be deducted from... Register or log in to view this and other Technology Intelligence articles. It's free and easy to do. Access brilliant stories, features and analysis Sign up to our exclusive Technology Intelligence daily newsletter Become part of our ambitious new Tech networking community … [Read more...] about Google to launch iMessage and WhatsApp rival