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  • Welcome to the post-app world? Crunch Network

    Welcome to the post-app world?

    As instant messaging and voice control takes off, it increasingly seems that apps are not the solution for everything. Read More

  • Users average 50 minutes per day on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram

    Users average 50 minutes per day on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram

    Facebook’s “family of apps” strategy is a wild success. While some might have expected it to roll Instagram into Facebook and leave chat in its main app, keeping Instagram independent and splitting off Messenger into a companion app has helped it solidify itself as more than just a ubiquitous utility, but as a downright addiction. Today on the Q1 2016 earnings call, Mark… Read More

  • Facebook Messenger launches Group Calling to become your phone

    Facebook Messenger launches Group Calling to become your phone

    Jump on the party line or hear the voices of your whole family with Facebook Messenger’s latest feature. Rolling out globally over the next 24 hours on Android and iOS for free, users can start a group VoIP audio call from any group chat. Just tap the Phone icon, select which of the group chat members you want included and they’ll all receive a Messenger call simultaneously. If… Read More

  • What Google’s DeepMind victory really means Crunch Network

    What Google’s DeepMind victory really means

    It’s 1997. An IBM computer named Deep Blue defeats reigning world chess champion Garry Kasparov. It was viewed as a milestone for AI, the true arrival of computer intelligence. The world celebrated the achievement of technology — or offered doomsday predictions of a robot revolution. The future was now. It should sound familiar. Google’s DeepMind AI recently won a… Read More

  • Fb Messenger’s head of product Stan Chudnovsky will chat about chatbots at Disrupt NY

    Fb Messenger’s head of product Stan Chudnovsky will chat about chatbots at Disrupt NY

    What does Facebook’s new chatbot platform mean for your business and the future of mobile? Find out at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, where Facebook Messenger’s head of product Stan Chudnovsky will offer insights on the next wave of messaging. Stan’s been in social since before Facebook even started. An SVP at Tickle, went on to co-found gaming company WonderHill that sold to Kabam. Read More

  • Facebook starts allowing “Sponsored Messages” ads

    Facebook starts allowing “Sponsored Messages” ads

    Facebook launched its Messenger chatbot platform today, but how will it make money on it? By charging businesses to send re-engagement messages to people who’ve already voluntarily started a conversation with them. These “Sponsored Messages” are currently in testing, with a small test of advertisers, and are being heavily monitored by Facebook to prevent them getting… Read More

  • Facebook launches Messenger platform with chatbots

    Facebook launches Messenger platform with chatbots

    Facebook will now allow businesses to deliver automated customer support, e-commerce guidance, content and interactive experiences through chatbots. By providing utility through its huge developer and business ecosystem, Facebook could boost loyalty with Messenger, one-up SMS and keep up with chat competitors like Kik, Line and Telegram that have their own bot platforms. This confirms… Read More

  • Telegram beefs up its bot platform

    Telegram beefs up its bot platform

    Later today at its f8 developer conference Facebook is expected to unveil a big push into bots on its Messenger platform. So little surprise that rival messaging platform Telegram has taken the opportunity to remind people it launched its own bot platform back in June 2015 — by announcing a 2.0 update to said platform today, the biggest update since launch it says. Read More

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