News by Dan Seifert on Monday May 23, 2011.
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Google has updated its little-publicized group messaging app for the iPhone and Android, Disco, to version 2.0, adding push notifications and other features.
Disco made a name for itself back in March based on the fact that Google seemed to pretend it didn't exist. It competes with the litany of group messaging apps and services available to smartphone owners now, including GroupMe, Beluga, Fast Society, and more. It uses technology from Google's acquisition of Slide.
The new version adds the aforementioned push notifications, bringing it to parity with the apps from Beluga and GroupMe, as well as the ability to chat and manage groups right within the app. Previously, chatting could only be done over SMS and group management had to be done through Disco's web portal.
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