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GroupMe group messaging service launches beta BlackBerry app

GroupMe, the group texting and call conferencing service that made its name by relying on SMS to send group messages, has launched an application for BlackBerry smartphones. The app is still in beta stage, and it doesn't seem to incorporate the most recent changes to the company's iOS and Android apps, which now also let you use your data connection to send messages. GroupMe beta for...

Group messaging: the next big thing?

As our mobile communications have evolved over the past few years, so have the messaging services that we've turned to, connecting us to our friends, families and colleagues. Instant communication has never been easier. Your favorite instant messaging protocols like AIM, Gtalk, and MSN Messenger, aren't fixed to the desktop anymore and can be taken on the road with the soon-ubiquitous...

GroupMe group texting app for iOS and Android redesigns, now uses your data connection

Group texting apps are all the rage these days (okay, so they may share some of that rage with those perpetually angry birds). All the cool kids are using them to bypass SMS costs (who knew that those were such an issue?) and quickly get messages across to entire groups of friends. One of the contestants in this space that's almost exclusive to iOS and Android is GroupMe. When this service...

GroupMe group text service gets an iPhone app, better web interface

Last month I raved about GroupMe, a free group text and conference call service that works on any phone. GroupMe's new iPhone app and web interface make groups a lot easier to manage, so I think they warrant a little additional raving. GroupMe's designed for anyone, even users of ancient dumbphones, but if you do happen to have an iPhone, the GroupMe app makes it easy to manage your group,...

GroupMe offers super-easy group texting and conference calls from any phone

As long as text messages have been around, there's never been a really easy solution for having a group conversation via SMS. GroupMe fixes that by making SMS more like an email thread with multiple recipients. See, your group has its own phone number, and everyone can just text (or call!) that to communicate with the whole crew. It's such a simple, elegant solution to such an old problem that I...