Instant Messaging

Recent instant messaging news and analysis from knowledgeable experts.

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Trend Micro: 6 most popular homebrewed terrorist tools

Terrorist are developing apps that include pre-packaged encryption, DDoS, and a news feed for tech-light jihadists

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Messaging apps must come together

Internet messaging has broken the rule of universal communication standards, and it needs to be fixed

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How ChatOps can revolutionize your business

ChatOps connects people, bots, and tools, making information readily available and creating an easier workflow

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Viber follows WhatsApp in adding end-to-end encryption to its messaging service

Calls, text messages, videos, and photos will all be encrypted in such a way that only intended recipients can access them

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Google pushes ahead with RCS messaging app to run on Android phones

RCS approach seen as universal messaging, similar to Apple iMessage

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Review: Office 365 fails at collaboration

Despite years of promises and gap-filling acquisitions, Microsoft's collaboration toolkit remains a woefully inadequate mishmash

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WhatsApp fixes dangerous flaw in Web app

A flaw that could affect as many as 200 million people could be used to trick people into installing malware

Microsoft presses 'Send': a new mobile app for quick office communications

Synced with Outlook, the messaging tool requires no subject line, salutation, or signature

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3 collaboration tools vying to knock Microsoft out of the enterprise

Slack, Jive, and Symphony hope business-oriented collaboration in the Millennial style will displace Exchange, SharePoint, Yammer, and Skype

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A look at the new Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015

Most of the action with Skype for Business Server 2015 happens behind the scenes, in the server-side plumbing

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The real problem with unified communications

People don't need fat, complex clients to do all their communications; they need a way to make their communications portable across devices and locations

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The drive toward real-time business intelligence

Turning business intelligence into a real-time proposition is a key to unlock digitalization. A number of challenges abound on that path, ranging from upstream data collection all the way to usage of insights.

WhatsApp users top 700 million, could hit 1 billion in a year

Use of mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp is rising while use of carriers' SMS text messaging services declines

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Wickr brings its self-destructing messages to Windows, Mac, and Linux

Wickr's new desktop apps sends messages that vanish without a trace -- with one important.caveat

Google acquires Emu texting and virtual assistant app

The app, created by a former VP of Apple's Siri team, adds scheduling and location functionality to text messaging

Facebook to require Messenger app for mobile chat

Users will no longer be able to send messages from Facebook's main mobile app

Encrypted instant messaging project seeks to obscure metadata

Invisible.im aims to allow people to have online chats but leave little digital forensic evidence

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