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drag2share: How Mobile Messaging Apps Are Disrupting The Tech And Telecom Industries

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bii_ottmsg_msgbrkdownDepending on whom you ask, messaging is either the most important mobile phone feature or the second-most — after regular-old phone calls. Messaging, led by SMS texts, has grown to become a huge global industry and a revenue windfall for the world’s mobile carriers: $140 billion annually over the next three years. 

However, a new batch of companies are providing over-the-top (OTT) messaging services — services that send instant messages over the Internet and don’t depend on wireless cell networks.

The OTT services are already causing big changes in the mobile industry. From Facebook‘s Messenger service to Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup WhatsApp — which boasts 300 million monthly active users, more than than Twitter, and Korea’s LINE, these players are some of the biggest crowd-draws in mobile. It’s not just carriers that are threatened, but legacy social media too.


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Monday, August 19th, 2013 news No Comments

CSIRO snatches $220m windfall in WiFi patent dispute with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/02/csiro-snatches-220m-windfall-in-wifi-patent-dispute/

Australia's CSRIO snatches $220m windfall in WiFi patent dispute with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization keeps bowling ’em over — in the courtroom, anyway — with its hardy WiFi patent. The government-funded research group has chalked up another $220 million win after AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Acer, Lenovo and Sony each agreed to establish licenses with the litigious group. CSIRO now holds agreements with 23 companies and has pocketed more than $430 million from its courtroom activities. Australian Senator Chris Evans estimates that 90 percent of the industry is now paying licensing fees for the technology, but with the patent set to expire next year, we’d be mighty paranoid to be among that final ten percent. You’ll find the full PR, chock-full of Aussie pride, after the break.

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