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Open sourcing the reference articles I discover on my travels to keep my 'The Effect of Software People on Telco' talk fresh and up to date, which you can read here:
http://www.jamesparton.info/softwareandtelco/
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WhatsApp Is Handling A Record 64 Billion Messages A Day

WhatsApp Is Handling A Record 64 Billion Messages A Day | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
Messaging service WhatsApp has hit a new record after handling 64 billion messages in 24 hours.
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Skype’s Incredible Rise, in One Image

Skype’s Incredible Rise, in One Image | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
For every ten minutes spent making international phone calls on every mobile and landline network in the entire world, four minutes are spent on Skype.
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WhatsApp Does a Passive-Aggressive Stats Release to Call Out Others for Bullshit Metrics

WhatsApp Does a Passive-Aggressive Stats Release to Call Out Others for Bullshit Metrics | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
WhatsApp now has 400 million active users.
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(26) Messenger Wars: How Facebook lost its lead

Facebook might be the giant in social networking but WhatsApp has taken the lead in social messaging. It's not only WhatsApp thought - our smartphone users rese
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Dean Bubley's Disruptive Wireless: Updated WebRTC forecasts + new analysis of browser vs. non-browser uptake

Dean Bubley's Disruptive Wireless: Updated WebRTC forecasts + new analysis of browser vs. non-browser uptake | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
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What is KakaoTalk’s Business Model?

What is KakaoTalk’s Business Model? | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
(Disclosure: Kakao Corp. is an investor in our company, Ultra. This post does not include any confidential information). KakaoTalk is Korea's leading messagi
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European Commission warns telcos could be heading for a "Lehman Brothers" moment

European Commission warns telcos could be heading for a "Lehman Brothers" moment | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes today stressed the need to push forward with the commission's telecommunications reforms or risk what she described as a "Lehmen Brothers moment".
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Skype Celebrates a Decade of Meaningful Conversations!

In 2003, the human genome was sequenced to 99.99% accuracy, moviegoers flocked to see Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Finding Nemo, and J.K.
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Boosted by Messi’s endorsement, WeChat scores 100 million users outside of China

Boosted by Messi’s endorsement, WeChat scores 100 million users outside of China | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
Wechat has DOUBLED its outside-of-China user-base in the past 3 months.
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The mobile operator’s dilemma (and opportunity): The fourth curve

The mobile operator’s dilemma (and opportunity): The fourth curve | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
Mobile operator profits have more than doubled in the last 10 years. But operators can’t rest on their laurels. As voice, texting, and data revenues fall over time, operators must step up to take up the role of becoming an over the top provider.
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Telefónica scraps its free messaging app Tu Me to focus on more valuable Tu Go

Telefónica scraps its free messaging app Tu Me to focus on more valuable Tu Go | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
The WhatsApp/Skype rival Tu Me didn’t take off, but Tu Go — which instead extends handset functionality to the desktop and tablet — seems to be a greater success. That said, Joyn remains the elephant in the room.
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Video-based social network Keek hits 58M users, raising $100M to challenge Instagram, Vine

Video-based social network Keek hits 58M users, raising $100M to challenge Instagram, Vine | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
VentureBeat has learned that under-the-radar video-based social network, which just hit 58 million users, is currently raising a massive $100 million round of financing.
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Market consolidation aims to address rising investment costs for European operators

Market consolidation aims to address rising investment costs for European operators | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
Unsustainable financial trends likely to trigger M&A activity
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Skype’s Incredible Rise, in One Image

Skype’s Incredible Rise, in One Image | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
For every ten minutes spent making international phone calls on every mobile and landline network in the entire world, four minutes are spent on Skype.
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Sold To Telefonica For $207M In 2009, Now-Neglected VoIP Provider Jajah Is Shutting Down | TechCrunch

Sold To Telefonica For $207M In 2009, Now-Neglected VoIP Provider Jajah Is Shutting Down | TechCrunch | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
Chalk up another casualty in the consolidation of Internet voice services. Nearly four years to the day after getting acquired by Telefonica for $207 million,..
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Your Phone Number Is Going To Get A Reputation Score

Your Phone Number Is Going To Get A Reputation Score | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
Telesign is one of those companies that you've probably never heard of but that provides services you likely use on a regular basis. Now they're going to be giving your phone number a score.
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What Does the Future Hold for OTT Rich Communication Apps?

What Does the Future Hold for OTT Rich Communication Apps? | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
Think of a CD-ROM, DVD, SMS, MMS and Blackberry Messenger.  Now, consider iTunes, NetFlix, Skype, YouTube, iMessenger, Twitter, Google Voice, Instagram, SnapChat, Vine and Voxox.  What’s different?
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Carriers Increasingly Open To Working With Mobile Messaging Startups, Research Finds | TechCrunch

Carriers Increasingly Open To Working With Mobile Messaging Startups, Research Finds | TechCrunch | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
Carriers haven't typically been friendly with startups, especially over-the-top messaging players that circumvent native phone comms -- viewing them as thieves of traditional voice and SMS revenues, as indeed (from the carrier perspective) they are.
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Why Telco APIs Aren't as Simple as Web APIs - BlogGeek.me

Why Telco APIs Aren't as Simple as Web APIs - BlogGeek.me | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
Telco APIs need to undergo security checks that are more rigorous than most web APIs out there. Here's why.
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Especially carriers have a bit of a hard time in terms of rigorous quality checks.

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Making Mobile App Development Easier with Cross Platform Mobile Push - All Things Distributed

Making Mobile App Development Easier with Cross Platform Mobile Push - All Things Distributed | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
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It's 'too late' for Joyn, mobile operators say

It's 'too late' for Joyn, mobile operators say | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
Mobile operators worldwide are sceptical about GSMA initiative's chances of success; many also find it difficult to broker partnership deals with OTT players.
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It would be funny if it wasn't so sad...

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Deutsche Telekom and General Assembly set out Berlin plans

Deutsche Telekom and General Assembly set out Berlin plans | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
Hot on the heels of Telefonica’s Wayra accelerator, Deutsche Telekom has opened up a rival incubator in the German capital
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Is Astérix the answer? Deutsche Telekom's quest for life after voice

Is Astérix the answer? Deutsche Telekom's quest for life after voice | Software People and Telco | Scoop.it
Deutsche Telekom’s move into the browser-based games publishing business may vaguely gel with its broadband offerings, but it’s hard to see it as a viable replacement for the firm’s fading traditional businesses...
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