Fast Society exits group messaging race, plots new app

Fast Society, a group messaging app that competed against the likes of GroupMe, WhatsApp, Kik and others, has announced it will end its messaging service on Wednesday but has plans to launch a new product called Cameo early in the new year.

GroupMe face trademark challenge from messaging rival Groupie

Hot group messaging startup GroupMe is dealing with a trademark dispute from a fellow New York startup called Groupie, which is opposing GroupMe’s trademark application on the grounds that the names are too similar. The case highlights the rising competition in the group messaging market.

4 Smartphone Apps for Families on the Run

As more family members begin using smartphones, mobile software and web services, isn’t it time we used them to help us better manage our family lives? These apps are the first I’ve found to help keep my family working together for events, location and shopping lists.

Facebook Follows Our Advice, Buys Beluga

Facebook announced it is acquiring group text messaging start-up Beluga, snatching away what might have been a good pick-up for Google. Om recently talked about the opportunity for Google to gain ground on Facebook by focusing especially on synchronous interactions created by Beluga and other apps.