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Informate: Cellphone Users Texting More than Talking

By Mae Marie, Close-Up Media Staff Writer

Smartphones users around the world are increasing their use of mobile phones for communication – but, most of the time, it's not in the form of a phone call, reports Informate Mobile Intelligence.

"Our data reveals that most Americans love texting and would rather send a text than make a call," said Informate CEO Will Hodgman. "While, in many Asia Pacific and Latin American countries, the data reveals a strong preference for chat apps like Whatsapp Messenger and Facebook Messenger." 


  • Alexandra Scarborough
    Polychemy Lets Customers Add Their Own Personal Touch to 3D Jewelry

    Fashion and technology company Polychemy has unveiled the latest in 3D printed fashions, personalized jewelry. With its new online platform, Polychemy Jewelry, customers can personalize designs with a variety of gems and precious metals.

    Customers can create unique rings and necklaces in metals like Silver, Solid Gold 18k (White, Yellow & Rose), Palladium and even Platinum Jewelry. There’s also a variety of Different Gems that includes: Diamond, Black Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Emerald, Aquamarine, Peridot, Amethyst and Fire Opal.

    When creating their newest accessory, customers can view their designs in real-time 3D. The models are created by Polychemy’s propriety system. Once done, the pieces are manufactured, casted, and polished before they ship.

    Retailers can also be a part of the process, with Polchemy offering retail and wholesale opportunities on consignment basis. It also has embeddable apps that allow retail partners to offer their customers a chance to personalize their jewelry with WebGL just like, from their own sites.