Skype upgrades its messaging feature with drafts, bookmarks and more – gpgmail

Skype is best known for being a video calling app and, to some extent, that’s because its messaging feature set has been a bit underdeveloped. Today, the company is working to change that image with a series of improvements to Skype’s chatting features aimed at further differentiating it from rival apps. One of the most […]

Sequoia leads $40M investment in mobile messaging startup Attentive – gpgmail

Attentive, a startup helping retailers personalize their mobile messages, is announcing that it has raised $40 million in Series B funding. The startup was founded by Brian Long and Andrew Jones, who sold their previous startup TapCommerce to Twitter. When they announced Attentive’s $13 million Series A last year, Long told me the startup is […]

Twilio launches SendGrid Ads and new cross-channel messaging API – gpgmail

At its annual Signal developer conference, Twilio today announced a couple of new features for developers on its core messaging platform and users of its recently acquired SendGrid email service. The new Twilio tools now allow developers to create multi-channel messaging tools and to get real-time streams of conversations in order to run them through […]

Mobile messaging financial advisory service, Stackin, adds banking features and raises cash – gpgmail

When Stackin initially pitched itself as part of Techstars Los Angeles accelerator program two years ago, the company was a video platform for financial advice targeting a millennial audience too savvy for traditional advisory services. Now, nearly two years later, the company has pivoted from video to text-based financial advice for its millennial audience and […]

Messaging Apps for e-commerce: a strategic guide

There are 5 necessary steps for online stores to launch products, collections, and catalogs on Facebook Messenger and Telegram. We know that e-commerce is no longer a niche. Rather, it is the real engine of expansion and innovation in offline retail. We also know that year after year mobile shopping grows in double digits. Nevertheless, […]