Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Jermaine Pennant 'BREAKS RULE' by secretly messaging Chloe

Premier League footballer Jermaine Pennant could go head-to-head with Celebrity Big Brother producers after it was revealed he has been secretly communicating with Chloe Ayling. The 35-year-old winger confessed to having the hots for model Chloe by writing a message in eyeliner on her compact mirror. In a preview clip for tonight’s show, Chloe could […]

How brands, businesses, and publishers can capitalize on the rising tide of messaging platforms

BII This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Nearly every major messaging platform has spent the past few years rolling out tools to attract new users and give businesses tools to reach those users.See the rest […]

It has been a bad week for encrypted messaging and it’s only Wednesday

Enlarge (credit: Elsamuko / Flickr) The past three days have highlighted the potential perils that can threaten people who rely on desktop computers to send encrypted messages. The events—which involve encrypted email and the desktop versions of the Signal and Telegram messaging programs—should in no way discourage people from using encryption. They do, however, provide […]

Bosses in New York City might soon have to stop emailing and messaging their employees after work ends

SFIO CRACHO/Shutterstock.com New York City may pass a law making it illegal for employers to require employees to check work email outside regular work hours. France passed a similar law in 2017, and the German company Volkswagen shuts off email servers at night. Research suggests workers are emotionally exhausted by the anticipation of receiving messages […]

Over-the-counter cryptocurrency market moves over $100 million daily via messaging apps

(Reuters) — Trading firms are negotiating buying, selling and lending digital currencies like Bitcoin and ether over Skype, catering to big investors looking to avoid rocking already volatile online exchanges. Some 20 traders as well as clients such as wealthy investors, bitcoin miners, payment processors and, increasingly, hedge funds, have…Read More

BlackBerry sues Facebook over messaging patents

(Reuters) — BlackBerry on Tuesday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing that they copied technology and features from BlackBerry Messenger. Litigation over patent infringement is part of BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen’s strategy for making money for the company, which has lost market share in the smartphone […]

BlackBerry sues Facebook, arguing it owns basic messaging concepts

Enlarge / The BlackBerry KeyOne, a 2017 phone that was manufactured under license by a Chinese company, TCL. (credit: Ron Amadeo) BlackBerry, the once-great smartphone maker that exited the hardware business in 2016, is suing Facebook for patent infringement. BlackBerry owns a portfolio of broad software patents that cover some of the most basic features […]

ProBeat: Google’s RCS business messaging push is too much, too early

OPINION: Google yesterday announced that the rich communication services (RCS) messaging experience on Android is now open to businesses. Nobody is using RCS yet, but businesses are already being encouraged to get on board. This is a big mistake. First, some background. The default SMS app on Android — unless the carrier decides to change […]

Judge should order governor to stop using ephemeral messaging app, lawyers say

Enlarge / Missouri Governor Eric Greitens addresses a crowd at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery on February 22, 2017 in University City, Missouri. (credit: Michael Thomas / Getty Images) Two Missouri lawyers have sued the governor’s office over its use of Confide, an ephemeral messaging mobile app, which they say is in violation of state public […]