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Can I receive text alerts on my phone?

The delivery of text (SMS) messages to your phone require multiple steps and can be impacted by a variety of factors along the way. By using proper technology and through agreements with carriers, aggregators, More>>

An introduction to Mobile

For many of us the mobile world is becoming more and more a part of our daily lives.  We use our cellular phone as an alarm clock and it's the first thing we touch each morning.  The 'standard' cell phone has evolved into the smartphone with so many different features and functions that we may actually use it very little as an actual phone More>>

Text Alerts: How do they work?

Mobile Text Alerts (SMS Alerts) from KTIV fall into six main groups: Breaking News Alerts, KTIV Mobile Rewards Club Alerts. More>>

Visit KTIV.com on your cell phone

KTIV offers a mobile-optimized version of KTIV.com specially designed to be easier to use and easier to read from the smaller screen of your cell phone. We have taken the information that is most important More>>

What is the difference between the mobile web (WAP) and an app?

The Mobile Internet is quite simply a name given to the Internet when you access it from a mobile device, like a smartphone or a tablet.  It's essentially the same Internet you would access from a desktop computer.  However, because a smartphone is clearly much different from a desktop computer in both its size and its features many websites have created unique versions that are designed to display better on a mobile device than the traditional website would. More>>

How to send a text message

There are so many different types of phones on the market that it can be nearly impossible to provide a tutorial on how to send a text message from each and every one. This guide is intended to provide More>>

Is my phone a smartphone?

Good question! This can be confusing for a lot of people, and a big part of the reason for the uncertainty is that there is no industry standard definition of a smartphone. In general terms a smartphone More>>

Common Terms: What does SMS mean? And much more...

SMS Messages SMS stands for SShort Message Service. This is what is commonly known as a "text message" A SMS message is 160 characters If you want to stop SMS messages or offers, type STOP and send More>>

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  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

    Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:25 GMT
    Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock and raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent amid a slowdown in revenue growth.More >>
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  • Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role

    Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:22 GMT
    Online game maker Zynga says company founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO.More >>
    Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide.More >>
  • Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:19 GMT
    Facebook's first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.More >>
    Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.More >>
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