I set up a new Google Gmail feature last night, and it is tres cool. Google mail now lets you send SMS from your Gmail account to a mobile device.
After enabling the feature via the settings > lab list, you scroll to your contact, type in their mobile number and text via the IM box that pops up.
Friggin' awesome! And this from something that still is in â€œBeta.â€
Implications - With that being said, there is likely lots of cool stuff coming from Google in the next little while. For those who like to stay totally tapped in to the world of online media, don't dare take your eyes off Google!
Google Now Lets You Send Text Messages in GMail Chat
1. Sms-email Integration - The trend of integrating SMS and email platforms allows for more seamless communication across devices.
2. Mobile Messaging - The rising popularity of mobile messaging platforms like SMS presents opportunities for businesses to reach customers in new and engaging ways.
3. Beta Testing Innovation - The trend of releasing new features in beta allows companies like Google to gather user feedback and refine their products before the full launch.
1. Communication and Collaboration - The integration of SMS and email presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the communication and collaboration industry.
2. Mobile Technology - The rise of mobile messaging platforms and the ability to send SMS via email offers disruptive innovation opportunities in the mobile technology industry.
3. Software Development - The trend of beta testing new features allows for disruptive innovation opportunities in the software development industry, as companies can gather real-time feedback and make iterative improvements.