From the guy who used to build Tumblr.
Whelp, that’s that.
Everyone’s eager to kick SMS to the curb but Bohn is right, the New Messaging landscape is a messy work in progress right now, partly because none of these apps talk to each other.
If your family, friends, and coworkers aren’t nerdy enough to have a religious fervor for one proprietary message service and an irrational hatred for another, they’re too lazy or simply indifferent to bother signing up for 50 different services.
I’ll tell you one thing, though: the “open” services of Old Messaging—like IRC and email—are all either essentially dead or terrible. IRC didn’t make it far and email is a spammy bag of hurt. If you ask me, good riddance.
We’re in a transition period right now, and it’ll be a bumpy ride. We don’t have all the answers yet, but the user experience and usage of every New Messaging we have now is worlds ahead of the previous generation.
Regular users clearly prefer New Messaging. We can work out the rest of the details as we keep building.
He might as well have said “I want to build Rapture. Or Columbia, the name isn’t important.”
Some great new real-time perks here. Thanks CTA!
Everyone loves a good comeback story, but it feels like RIM is just doing it all wrong. For the last year or two it’s been nothing but a bunch of non-announcements of things that are months away from shipping (assuming they ship on time, which they haven’t), instead of in a week or—even better when it comes to software that doesn’t need time to physically move locations—right now.
Actions speak louder than words, and BlackBerry’s actions are saying terrible, terrible things.
Finally. Just when I was beginning to question whether the “Drop Flash Support” movement had lost a little steam or motivation.
Even as the U.S. government confronts rival powers over widespread Internet espionage, it has become the biggest buyer in a burgeoning gray market where hackers and security firms sell tools for breaking into computers.
Weird, I figured they could just hit the warez sites for this stuff. Those are still a thing, right?
via The Brief