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Emoticons, irregular spellings and exclamation points help convey meaning and intent in text messages
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Emoticons, irregular spellings and exclamation points help convey meaning and intent in text messages

With trillions of text messages sent each year, we can expect the evolution of textisms, and of the language of texting more generally.

Texting on smartphones can alter your brain rhythm
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Texting on smartphones can alter your brain rhythm

Sending text messages on a smartphone can change the rhythm of brain waves in humans with significant implications for brain-computer interfacing, gaming

The cyber law series: Emoticons, text messages, Tweets can be defamatory; here’s what you need to know to keep things legit
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The cyber law series: Emoticons, text messages, Tweets can be defamatory; here’s what you need to know to keep things legit

The quashing of the much-misused Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 last year set off celebrations in those quarters that furiously defend free speech and working towards a practical cyber law.

Apple faces US lawsuit over disappearing text messages
Biztech

Apple faces US lawsuit over disappearing text messages

Apple will face a U.S. federal lawsuit claiming it failed to tell consumers that its messaging system would block them from receiving text messages if they switched to Android-based smartphones from iPhones.

End of the SMS? Whatsapp, other messenger apps more popular
Tech

End of the SMS? Whatsapp, other messenger apps more popular

Almost 19 billion messages were sent per day on chat apps in 2012, compared with 17.6 billion SMS texts, telecom and media consultancy firm Informa said.

End of the SMS? Whatsapp, other messenger apps more popular
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End of the SMS? Whatsapp, other messenger apps more popular

Almost 19 billion messages were sent per day on chat apps in 2012, compared with 17.6 billion SMS texts, telecom and media consultancy firm Informa said.

WhatsApp processed a record 18 billion messages on December 31
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WhatsApp processed a record 18 billion messages on December 31

WhatsApp has just confirmed its newest record—on December 31, the service saw a record 18 billion messages being processed. The total number of messages...

New technology can direct text messages to your eyes!
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New technology can direct text messages to your eyes!

The Centre of Microsystems Technology (CMST), IMEC’s associated laboratory at Ghent University, recently announced that it has developed an innovative...

Aircel, RCom subscribers barred from texting Airtel subscribers
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Aircel, RCom subscribers barred from texting Airtel subscribers

Diwali may not be very happy for you this year if you are an Aircel or RCom subscriber, and have Airtel subscribers on your 'I-must-send-an-SMS-to' list.

Cable TV blackout in Karnataka as operators join Cauvery dispute
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Cable TV blackout in Karnataka as operators join Cauvery dispute

Local cable TV operators in the state have pulled the plug on all channels except those airing news, since 6 a.m. today. The blackout will continue till 6 p.m.

Netizens free to express, but should be accountable: Sibal
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Netizens free to express, but should be accountable: Sibal

Sibal opines that the user should be free to express her opinion, while being accountable for what is being said.

Regional news channels taken off air in Hyderabad over Telangana March
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Regional news channels taken off air in Hyderabad over Telangana March

Yesterday evening, Telugu news channels were taken off air for about 10 minutes in and around Hyderabad as the Telanagana March clashed violently with the police.

Govt against Internet control but seeks consensus: Sibal
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Govt against Internet control but seeks consensus: Sibal

At the India Internet Conference today, Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal affirmed that while the government was against controlling or governing...

Google goes low-tech to unleash Nigeria potential
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Google goes low-tech to unleash Nigeria potential

Despite all its cutting-edge technology, Google Inc. has turned to the humble text message to break into Nigeria's booming economy...

No response from Google, Twitter and Facebook over hate content
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No response from Google, Twitter and Facebook over hate content

Facebook, Google and Twitter are yet to identify those behind the blocked inflammatory posts, in light of ...

Viber expands reach to Symbian, S40 and Bada
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Viber expands reach to Symbian, S40 and Bada

Viber recently announced that it reached 100 million registered users across different platforms. Reaching this...

Telcos express inability to implement state-wise Twitter block
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Telcos express inability to implement state-wise Twitter block

Telecom operators have refused to abide by the new order issued by the Home Ministry that sought to block Twitter traffic from 8 states...

Government had planned to bar Twitter in 8 states
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Government had planned to bar Twitter in 8 states

The government had planned to block Twitter in 8 states and later backed off.

Govt issues legal notices to 4 Twitter account holders
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Govt issues legal notices to 4 Twitter account holders

The government has sent legal notices to four Twitter account holders, directing them represent their case ...