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Skype to buy group-messaging company GroupMe

The year-old group-messaging start-up offers "an incredibly sticky group messaging experience" across a range of mobile platforms, says Skype CEO Tony Bates.

By Aug. 21, 2011


GroupMe launches another update pre-SXSWi

Looking to make a splash among a smattering of competitors at the annual digital media festival, the group messaging service updates its app for the second time in two weeks.

By Mar. 9, 2011


Skype buys GroupMe, has eyes set on mobile messaging

Skype's latest acquisition shows it's keen to compete against BBM and iMessage, with group messaging its key feature.

By Aug. 22, 2011


How to get noticed at SXSW: 13 grilled cheeses in 60 seconds

What better way to get people to check out your app or Web site than to hold an eating contest.

By Mar. 11, 2012


Twilio adds Picture Messaging service for developers' apps

The cloud communications platform said that it will now let developers build in the ability for users to send images through their mobile apps in the U.S. and Canada.

By Sep. 18, 2013


HP TouchPad fire sale

Google rolls out verified profiles for Google+, Skype buys GroupMe messaging service, and HP liquidates its stock of tablets.

By Aug. 22, 2011


With SXSW over, what's next for group messaging?

The start-ups that were so eager to get the word out about their companies through the distribution of free grilled cheese and the hosting of wild parties are now going to have to get real about running companies.

By Mar. 21, 2011


The Silly Putty age of social media

A handful of social-media start-ups let you build small and temporary networks rather than one big one, and Facebook is starting to catch on, too.

By Nov. 2, 2010


Choosing an investor: 5 tips from 5 entrepreneurs

Five entrepreneurs offer their tips on how to choose the right investors for your startup.

By Apr. 18, 2013


Free texts to hurt carriers' bottom line?

New Apple iMessage platform will allow people to bypass the SMS text-messaging network--as well as wireless carriers' texting charges.

By Oct. 9, 2011