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Latest “Victim” of Internet-Driven Innovation: SMS

Apple’s announcement that free text messaging under the iMessage brand would be part of its OS upgrade touched off a storm of discussion in the blogosphere about the death of text messaging.  Apparently Android will follow suit, as the good discussion in VentureBeat reveals.

Nothing new here.  As I discussed in an earlier InnovationBlog entry, the Internet feeds off artifacts that are highly-priced based on legacy approaches (in this case, a legacy network).

The best carriers have moved on to some extent by building their apps and data-driven revenue streams, but it’s a big hit to find a substitute for.

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