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Last week in Tech: The text message turns 25 years old

The first SMS said, "Merry Christmas."
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The new BMW i8 convertible shown here driving into a new week of tech stories next to its more traditional, hard top sibling.

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It’s crazy to think that text messages—the SMS staples of our collective social lives—have only been around for a quarter century. when the first true text traveled from a computer to a mobile device belonging to Richard Jarvis, the director of Vodaphone. If you’re ever on

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