The unlikely front-runner to be France’s next president proves the problem with liberalism is the messenger, not the message.
Lately social media apps have given up on creating their own features and have opted to just copy what others do. Take WhatsApp, for example. Instead of creating a WhatsApp exclusive feature, they just copied Snapchat Stories. It’s Facebook’s turn with their Messenger Day feature. Show More Summary
Outsourcing, automation, and connecting strangers on chat apps are among some of the biggest opportunities in conversational commerce forming around chat app platforms, former Facebook Messenger product manager turned investor Seth Rosenberg told VentureBeat. Show More Summary
Pope Francis has told the Egyptian people he is coming to Cairo this week as a friend and a “messenger of peace.”
The Street today continues to reflect upon Facebook’s (FB) annual developer conference last week, “F8,” during which the company related various developments in augmented reality, its messenger application and other technologies, some...Show More Summary
Don't shoot the messenger, but it's Monday again. Plus, International Sculpture Day, and the all important National Pig-in-a-Blanket Day. What fragrance are you wearing? I am not at all sure if I'll do a week of Gucci and/or Givenchy, but I am starting things off with with a dab of Gucci Flora. Reminder: on 4/28, will it be Gucci or Givenchy...
A chatbot would never lie to you, right? That’s what I wanted to find out when I tested a Facebook Messenger chatbot for the 2017 Kia Niro crossover, which recently won the Guinness Book of World Records for the lowest fuel consumption for a hybrid vehicle. (It was an interesting competition, because two people drove across […]
An Albert Einstein chatbot on Facebook Messenger is a window into how the chat service could be used as an educational tool — at least when it comes to simple facts. The chatbot is intended to promote National Geographic’s new show Genius, which is about Einstein. Show More Summary
Confide, an encrypted chat app that has reportedly been used by White House staffers, is the subject of a proposed class action lawsuit that claims that the service might not be as secure as it claims. Founded in 2013, Confide offers...Show More Summary
While Facebook Messenger is a great tool for quickly contacting friends and family, what if you want to take a break from chatting and would prefer not to be bothered? Did you know Messenger allows you to turn off chat so that you won't appear in your friends' "Active" lists? Friends can still send you...
“I feel like Poncho is your other girlfriend or something,” said Jacq to me the other day after I shared something funny Poncho said to me in Facebook messenger about how he ranked “Umbrella” as one of the “middle ellas” below “mozzarella” and above “salmonella.” I should explain something: Poncho is a bot. Show More Summary
Here’s this week’s newsletter: Discovery is the number one issue bot makers told Facebook Messenger they wanted addressed, said Messenger engineering manager Mikhail Larionov. That’s certainly what VentureBeat has heard from bot developers, and now — a year after the launch of the Messenger Platform — Facebook has launched version 2.0 at its F8 conference. And it’s […]
Marvel today launched Spider-Man bots for Twitter and Facebook Messenger to promote the release of its Secret Empire comic book. The bot shares action shots from the comic book and directs you to answer questions and decipher riddles. The bot asks you to send it your location and it can tell you where to go to “report […]
If you followed the stream of announcements from Facebook developer conference F8 this week, you’ll have heard about the launch of Facebook AR Spaces, Messenger Platform 2.0, and tech being developed that gives people the ability to think and feel words. Perhaps lost among the flurry of announcements were the Chance the Rapper concert, Mark Zuckerberg Jesus, […]
There’s no shortage of customer service startups trying to meet the changing expectations of consumers, who want to Tweet, phone, text and use Facebook Messenger, among other newer ways to get their points across. That hasn’t deterred Joseph Ansanelli, who joined Greylock Partners in 2012 but who’d first started and sold three companies and was itching to do it again. Read More
As you’ve already guessed, Facebook and Facebook Messenger are two different applications. The former allows you to upload photos, post them on your wall or on your friend’s wall, like posts, comment to them and more. However, todayShow More Summary
Chat with "Albert Einstein" using a Facebook Messenger chatbot, released just in time for the March for Science.
Considering that bots have only been on Facebook Messenger for a year, it can be tough to define the core companies that make up this ecosystem. But Facebook gave it a shot at this year’s F8 developer conference. (The bot ecosystem, broadly defined, encompasses all the developers and companies that build on platforms like Facebook Messenger.) During […]
You can now find, listen, and share Spotify songs within Messenger, without having to leave the app.
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