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Hangouts Chat, Google’s Slack competitor, gets emoji reactions

Hangouts Chat, Google’s business-focused Slack competitor, is getting emoji reactions. That’s a feature that Slack has long had, so if anything, today’s move makes Hangouts Chat even

Gmail for iOS and Android now lets you turn off conversation view

When Gmail launched with its threaded conversation view feature as the default and only option, some people sure didn’t like it and Google quickly allowed users to turn it off. On mobile, thou

Google’s Clock app can now wake you up with music from Spotify

You probably never think about the Google Clock app on your Android phone. And unless you are one of those happy early risers, it’s not exactly an app that brings you joy. But every day, it wake

Google rolls out Messages on the web for Android users

Messages, Google’s more recent focus for its scattered messaging efforts following its decision to “pause” work on Allo, is now available for web users. The company announced that it

Google Allo arrives on the web, only pairs with Android phones at launch

Google’s consumer-facing chat application Allo, a successor of sorts to Gchat, is today available on the web for desktop users. The service, which lets you chat with friends while taking advanta

Pinguin is a public chat room for nerd(ier people)

Pinguin is a new app that lets you chat with people based on your interests. Really into startups? They got a room for you. Like you some programming? Right this way, sir. Like food? They got a room f

Google Allo gets improved GIF and emoji support, easier access to Google Assistant

Allo, the messaging app Google launched into a crowded market last September, is getting an update today. The update focuses on improved support for emoji and GIFs (because that is, after all, what

Can AI dominate the web industry and other domains?

2016 has been quite a ride for the players in AI, NLP and ML technologies. From the famous advent of Microsoft Tay at the end of Q1 to the numerous acquisitions of AI and chatbot companies during the

Google Allo gets support for split-screen mode, app shortcuts and a ‘Stranger Things’ tie-in

Halloween is just around the corner and if there was one horror-themed phenomenon this year, it was Netflix’s nostalgia-driven Stranger Things. Google has now teamed up with Netflix to bring a S

Google lands in hot water after backtracking on earlier Allo privacy promise

When Google first announced Allo, its newest chat app, there was some controversy around why the service didn’t use end-to-end encryption by default and only in its Incognito mode. The reason fo

Allo brings Google’s smarts to messaging

Google first announced Allo and Duo, its new messaging and video chat apps, at its I/O developer conference earlier this year. Duo launched about a month ago and today it’s Allo’s turn.

Voice is chat’s next battleground

Chatbots were meh. Sure, they’ll get better. But the upcoming innovation in chat is about being more human, not less. With the proliferation of adequate speech recognition, AI assistants and wir