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March 21, 2016

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Soon, know your platform number, status of rail ticket via SMS
A couple of pilot projects are underway in the Southern Railways in India to confirm ticket booking details via SMS.
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More than half of the entire planet uses a messaging app
The world’s top messaging apps combined have more than four billion monthly active users, meaning more than half of everyone on the planet uses some form of mobile messaging.
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IT staff in one third of firms share passwords
More than three-quarters (77%) of IT security professionals believe passwords are no longer fit for purpose, according to a new poll.
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Messaging app WeChat is becoming a mobile payment giant in China
WeChat, China’s smash hit chat app, has long been a bellwether for the future of mobile messaging
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SMS 2.0: Reinventing itself to survive the social media onslaught
It’s not the end of the road for the good old SMS.
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Text to 911 coming to region
New initiative allowing residents to contact emergency medical services by texting 911 to launch soon.
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Indian railways announces on-demand ‘Clean My Coach’ service
New service for passengers launched in India using a dedicated app.
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Talking Tech: messaging apps to boost your bubble
Messaging is an insanely big business that nobody predicted.
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Text Messaging remains a key factor for marketers
This basic ability to connect with others is a driver as to why businesses of every size look to leveraging text messaging to communicate with their users.
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