Instagram has been inching towards being an all-in-one edit suite, and today the app took another small step in that direction.
Today Facebook unveiled the future of Messenger, and it’s actually quite ambitious.
It’s clear that the social giant wants Messenger to be the one-stop for not just messaging, but all sorts of app interactions. Businesses will also be able to chat directly with customers through Messenger, which opens the door for communicating directly with brands like never before.
Facebook is taking on Square, PayPal, and Venmo with its own digital payments service. Starting today, Facebook Messenger will allow users to instantaneously transfer real money at zero cost.
Samsung has sent out media events for a March 1st event right before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Korean company is widely expected to debut the Samsung Galaxy S6, and judging by the invitation, the flagship device will feature a flexible display like the Galaxy Note Edge.
The smartphone business hasn’t been so hot for Samsung in recent quarters, with the iPhone eating the Galaxy’s lunch on the high end and aggressive competitors like Xiaomi squeezing in at the low end. This event will be Samsung’s shot to prove that the Galaxy lineup hasn’t lost its mojo.
Pretty soon you’ll be able to buy a Nexus smartphone that works with Google’s own wireless network. The company is close to offering its own mobile phone plans directly to customers, a move that would allow Google to control the entire phone experience from top to bottom.