Instant Messaging

Recent instant messaging news and analysis from knowledgeable experts.

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7 ways to get more from Slack

Developers share their top tips for being lazy (i.e., increasing coding efficiency) using the popular group chat app

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WhatsApp expands to the desktop

A new app for the Mac and Windows will help the messaging service better match its competition

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We can repair email -- but it’s going to hurt

The major service providers have the power to fix email, but it will break many other servers in the process

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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

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