The text message celebrates its 25th birthday after first SMS was sent

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The world’s first SMS was sent in 1992, having been sent from a computer to Vodaphone network. Twenty five years ago, British engineer Neil Papworth sent the world’s very first text message. Papworth sent the message from a computer to a cell phone on the Vodaphone network. The mobile phone belonged to Richard Jarvis, who was the director of Vodaphone in 1992. The first SMS text message was quite short and reflected the time of year in which it was sent, stating simply: “Merry Christmas.” According to Papworth, the text…

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Patent filing highlights next step in mobile payments for Apple

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Apple is looking to further expand its efforts in the mobile payments market A recent patent filing from Apple suggests that the company may have more plans for the mobile payments space. The patent involves the development of a new system, which will serve as a peer-to-peer payments platform that will expand on iMessage. The iMessage service is widely used by consumers, as it allows them to text, send photos, and share videos with one another. Now, Apple intends to ensure that the service can be used for payments as…

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