Personal Messaging Software Aampe Raises $1.8 Mn From Sequoia Capital’s Surge

The startup with the fresh capital plans to accelerate its growth momentum and product development to serve global customers

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Personal messaging software startup Aampe on Tuesday announced it has raised $1.8 million in seed round from Sequoia Capital’s Surge, a scale-up program for startups in southeast Asia and India. The startup with the fresh capital plans to accelerate its growth momentum and product development to serve global customers.

The venture capital firm Sequoia Capital has recently announced the names of 17 startups including Aampe that will receive early-stage funding under its fourth cohort Sequoia Surge programme, Surge 4. The programme included startups across a wide range of sectors including edtech, fintech, SME tech, dev tools, consumer, healthtech and B2B marketplaces.

Founded by Paul Meinshausen, Sami Abboud and Schaun Wheeler in

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DISH Selects Mavenir To Deliver Cloud-Native Voice, Data And Messaging Services Software For Nationwide 5G Network

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and RICHARDSON, Texas, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mavenir today announced that DISH Network has selected Mavenir’s cloud-based carrier messaging solution, which leverages Rich Communication Services (RCS) and Messaging-as-a-Platform (MaaP) technologies. Building upon the companies’ RAN announcement earlier this year, Mavenir is providing DISH with highly-scalable and intelligent cloud-native software in a virtualized, automated environment, leveraging open interfaces and artificial intelligence (AI). 

DISH will deploy Mavenir’s RCS Business Messaging solution, which will enable advanced voice and multimedia messaging (including cloud-native video, VoWiFi and VoLTE), to deliver best-in-class customer support capabilities.  Using AI and chatbots, customers will have access to services from an app where they can engage virtual assistants to answer questions, investigate and modify subscription plans, and participate in promotions.

“Mavenir’s innovative, cloud-native software solutions are compliant with our reimagined network architecture, which enables us to change the wireless business model and select vendor services and

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This messaging app uploads every file you send to the internet, which is bad

Messaging app Go SMS Pro, which has over 100 million installs from the Google Play store, has a massive security flaw that potentially allows people to access the sensitive content you’ve sent using the app. And even though the app’s maker was informed about the issue months ago, they haven’t made updates to fix what’s going on.





To give you an idea of just how much information the app leaks, here’s what TechCrunch was able to find: “In viewing just a few dozen links, we found a person’s phone number, a screenshot of a bank transfer, an order confirmation including someone’s home address, an arrest record, and far more explicit photos than we were expecting, to be quite honest,” cybersecurity reporter Zack Whittaker says. Not great.

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Here’s what’s going on: Go SMS Pro uploads every media file you send to the internet and makes those files accessible with

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Messaging app Go SMS Pro uploads every file you send to the internet, which is bad

Messaging app Go SMS Pro, which has over 100 million installs from the Google Play store, has a massive security flaw that potentially allows people to access the sensitive content you’ve sent using the app. And even though the app’s maker was informed about the issue months ago, they haven’t made updates to fix what’s going on.

To give you an idea of just how much information the app leaks, here’s what TechCrunch was able to find: “In viewing just a few dozen links, we found a person’s phone number, a screenshot of a bank transfer, an order confirmation including someone’s home address, an arrest record, and far more explicit photos than we were expecting, to be quite honest,” cybersecurity reporter Zack Whittaker says. Not great.

Here’s what’s going on: Go SMS Pro uploads every media file you send to the internet and makes those files accessible with a URL,

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8 new features WhatsApp should add from other messaging apps

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WhatsApp is the world’s most popular mobile messaging app. It recently crossed a landmark threshold of 100 billion messages being sent daily. The Facebook-owned platform has constantly been offering improvements and additions since its launch in the late 2000s.

Between VoIP and video calls, improved privacy controls, biometric authentication, and Any.do integration, we’ve seen loads of features come to the platform in recent years. There’s plenty more the company could bring to the table, however. With that in mind, we look at a few features WhatsApp should bring over from rival messaging apps.

1. Multiple number support (Telegram)

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One of the downsides to using WhatsApp is that it doesn’t officially play nicely with multiple numbers. The dual apps feature seen on devices by Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, and several other brands allows you to run two accounts on one phone, but it’s not a particularly

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Bridgefy launches end-to-end encrypted messaging for the app used during protests and disasters

Offline-messaging app Bridgefy — which innovatively uses Bluetooth and Wi-fi — became known as the go-to app by thousands of protesters around the world to keep communications going even when oppressive regimes blocked or shut down the Internet. Recently, activists in Nigeria and Thailand have urged supporters to download the app, as last year, when protesters in Hong Kong downloaded Bridgefy to face the government’s censorship of phone services or data connections. In the last 12 months, the startup says it’s reached 2 million downloads. And since the events of the weekend, when Turkey and Greece were hit by an earthquake, the app is now trending on app stores for those regions.

Bridgefy is now publishing a major new update, with a new, crucial feature for activists: end-to-end encrypted messages. This will allow people to securely send and receive messages when they don’t have access to data and will use

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Zendesk Offers Instagram Messaging for Businesses

Businesses Can Now Handle Instagram Messaging Requests at Scale with Zendesk

Zendesk, Inc. (NYSE: ZEN) today announced the addition of Instagram messaging to its customer support offering. This means businesses can now provide customer service on Instagram from directly within Zendesk. As a leader in messaging for customer service, this aligns with the company’s continued investment in new social messaging channels and a new, modern workspace for businesses to connect, engage and transact with customers.

The Messenger API for Instagram offers support for businesses to efficiently manage customer service inquiries that come over Instagram messaging. With this API, companies can have rich, seamless conversations with customers who respond to stories, start DMs, and more. For example:

  • A retail company that receives a direct message from a customer about the status of their order can reply to the customer quickly with accurate information about the shipment directly from Zendesk.

  • A customer

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