Teen Sexting Really Does Mean Teen Sex

Teen Sexting Really Does Mean Teen Sex

For all the parental and media hand-wringing, sexting remains a poorly studied phenomenon. But according to new peer-reviewed research, that concern might not be unfounded. Teen texts are indeed ablaze with sexual content – but how does technology-based sexual activity intersect with actual behavior?

Twitter to Launch Chinese Language Function, But Why?

Twitter to Launch Chinese Language Function, But Why?

Twitter will support Chinese language in the coming weeks, according to a research report published today.

It’s not clear how well that will help Chinese users in the mainland, since the service has been banned since 2009. It may not make much of a dent at all in Twitter’s hopes to capture the hearts and minds of Chinese-language users of the…

Top Trends of 2011: Group Messaging

Top Trends of 2011: Group Messaging

This week we’re running a 5-part series of posts looking back on the significant trends of 2011. Today we’re reviewing group messaging, the hot trend at this year’s SXSW festival. Group messaging started out as a battle between several startups, but over the past few months it’s turned into a fascinating Google vs. Facebook vs. Microsoft…

Skype is Coming to More TVs via New Comcast Deal

Skype is Coming to More TVs via New Comcast Deal

The video and voice calling service Skype is coming to a TV near you, thanks to a new partnership with Comcast, a leading provider of cable TV services here in the U.S. This morning, the two companies formally announced a deal that will allow Comcast customers to use Skype’s HD video calling on their HD television sets, made available through a…

CiviGuard Thinks Big With Emergency Communications Service

CiviGuard Thinks Big With Emergency Communications Service

CiviGuard is a new mobile-based solution for emergency communications. At heart it’s an alerts and notification system, with messages distributed via text messages, an HTML5 web app, push notifications and social media services like Twitter. The product was developed by 3 students of Singularity University: Zubin Wadia, Shawna Pandya and Timothy…