Google launches business messaging for RCS, its SMS successor, letting firms send rich messages to Sprint customers in US; 40+ carriers, OEMS currently use RCS (Jake Smith/ZDNet)

Jake Smith / ZDNet: Google launches business messaging for RCS, its SMS successor, letting firms send rich messages to Sprint customers in US; 40+ carriers,

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Profile of John Legere, who has more than doubled T-Mobile’s revenue since 2012 with brash messaging and relentless focus on customers and frontline employees (Aaron Pressman/Fortune)

Aaron Pressman / Fortune: Profile of John Legere, who has more than doubled T-Mobile’s revenue since 2012 with brash messaging and relentless focus on customers

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Messaging startup Attentive, founded by the people behind TapCommerce which was acquired by Twitter, emerges from stealth with $13M Series A led by Bain Capital (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Messaging startup Attentive, founded by the people behind TapCommerce which was acquired by Twitter, emerges from stealth with $ 13M Series

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Sources: Line Corp., creator of Japan’s biggest messaging app, is expanding into cryptocurrency trading, insurance, and other financial services (Pavel Alpeyev/Bloomberg)

Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg: Sources: Line Corp., creator of Japan’s biggest messaging app, is expanding into cryptocurrency trading, insurance, and other financial services  —  Japan’s

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Amazon rolls out SMS messaging feature for Alexa devices that lets users send text messages via voice, currently only available to Android users in US (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Amazon rolls out SMS messaging feature for Alexa devices that lets users send text messages via voice, currently only available to

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