The week that was . . .

April 11, 2016


From cloud data security tips to an SMS campaign to support disaster victims, check out our top ten industry articles from the week that was . . .

Messaging platforms, bots and the future of mobile
A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft released an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot named Tay increasing mainstream awareness of one of the hottest areas in mobile software development – bots.
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US lawmakers propose smartphone bill
Two U.S. senators are working on legislation that would pressure technology companies to unlock privacy controls on their smartphones, when requested by law-enforcement agencies, or face the possibility of court-ordered penalties.
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Charity SMS campaign to support disaster victims
A charity text-message campaign has been launched today to raise funds for people affected by drought and salt intrusion Vietnam.
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Over-the-top (OTT) communications services market – evolving their key mobile messaging application interfaces to new voice and video communications
Over the top (OTT) messaging leaders are evolving with revenue dilution implications for carriers worldwide
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Instant messaging service’s new service to encrypt all communications
“WhatsApp” is an instant-messaging service and it’s now providing full encryption.
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3 Cloud data security tips
Even if your passwords end up in the wrong hands, you can still thwart criminals with Two-Factor authentication
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Viber introduces public chats in Nepal
Viber Public Chats is a mobile platform that allows users to follow a wide range of celebrities, influencers and brands, according to a statement issued on Tuesday.
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It’s 4 a.m., do you know where your message is?
Melinda Krueger discusses when you should broadcast your messages.
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Now, localized, crop-specific weather updates
With advancement in mobile phone technology, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has launched a service for farmers to subscribe to weather information for their area.
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Selling your corporate password? You may want to think twice
A recent report claims that about one out of every four employees would be willing to sell their company password to an outsider.
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