Journalists beware: This bot we saw at Facebook F8 may someday replace you - CNBC

When U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May called for a surprise election this week, some readers of the BBC first learned of the startling political news not from the news giant's website or Twitter feed, but from a piece of software known as a bot. Within ...

Facebook will let you play songs from Spotify and Apple Music inside Messenger - Macworld

At its F8 developers conference, Facebook unveiled Messenger Chat Extensions for creating in-app experiences, including sharing and playing songs from Spotify and Apple Music. Email a friend. To. Use commas to separate multiple email addresses. From ...

Please don't call them Facebook chatbots, says Facebook's bot boss - The Register

F8 2017 Facebook all but admitted the failure of chatbots last month – with the announcement that developers building Messenger bot can hide text input boxes and offer menu-driven conversations instead. Chatbots were billed by some as the new user ...

Western Union Teams Up With Facebook Messenger For Global Money Transfers - PYMNTS.com

Score another win for Facebook with Western Union's latest announcement at the social media giant's F8 annual developer conference. As we've reported, there have been various companies partnering up with Facebook's Messenger lately to help enhance ...

Analysts' Recommendations Stocks Watch List: The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) & Alere Inc (NYSE:ALR) - Daily News Journal

On Tuesday, Shares of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) gained 0.92% to $19.67. The share price is trading in a range of $19.38 – 19.76. The stock exchanged hands with 4.70 million shares contrast to its average daily volume of 4.74 million shares.

Spotify Creates New Widget for Facebook Messenger Allowing Users to Send Music - EDM Sauce

Spotify has been on the up and up the past few months. After continually being in talks of purchasing Soundcloud the heavy weight of the streaming world took a step back to focus on internal concerns instead. This has benefited them endlessly as they ...

Western Union Enables Money Transfers via Messenger - Dubai Chronicle

Western Union, a leader in global payments, today announced an innovative and compelling way for Facebook Messenger users in the U.S. to send money to more than 200 countries and territories across 130 currencies. The announcement was made at the ...

Facebook Exec: We Are Not Building a Voice Assistant - Variety

Apple has Siri, Google has its Assistant, and Amazon has Alexa, but Facebook isn't looking to join this illustrious group with its own voice assistant any time soon. “We are not working on that actively right now,” said David Marcus, the company's VP ...

Match.com launches Lara - a dating chatbot to help people find love using AI - The Drum

Match.com has launched what is it describing as the "first dating bot" for Facebook Messenger in the UK to help single people find love using artificial intelligence. The chatbot, called Lara, has been programmed to help those on the lookout for a ...

News All the Pros & Cons to Facebook Messenger's New Features - Gadget Hacks

Well, maybe. We've broken down all the new features released yesterday. Some have potential. Others ... not so much. If you want to know what's good and what's not with the new Messenger, you've come to the right place. Image via Facebook ...

Instagram On Android Adding 'Offline Mode' - MediaPost Communications

Instagram on Android is adding an offline mode. “The goal is to allow users to see content in the Instagram feed that has previously loaded, leave comments, like items, save media, and even unfollow people,” Droid Life reports. “While none of that ...

Facebook Messenger Adding Spotify Via 'Chat Extensions' - MediaPost Communications

Facebook is getting ready to incorporate Spotify and Apple Music directly into its Messenger service, the social giant announced on Tuesday. “The feature uses a new Messenger Platform tool called Chat Extensions, which essentially allows you to perform ...

Facebook Details New Features for Messenger at F8, Includes Discovery Tab and Smarter AI - Droid Life (press release) (blog)

Facebook's F8 conference kicked off this week, and with it, many changes were announced for Messenger. As you may have noticed over the past couple of years, Messenger is much more than just a messaging app these days. You can play games with ...

Match launches UK's first dating bot on Messenger to help you find love - BT.com

Dating site Match has turned to artificial intelligence to help the British public with their dating lives – a chat bot in Facebook Messenger. Chat bots are pieces of artificial intelligence software Facebook began introducing to its Messenger app last ...

Facebook's chatbot 'dating coach' Lara sets up singletons - Daily Mail

Facebook is giving singletons a helping hand with a new artificially intelligent 'chatbot' called Lara. The chatbot uses natural language programming and speech recognition so users might be fooled into thinking they are talking to a real person. Lara ...

Facebook Messenger is about to change dramatically with this potentially annoying feature - JOE

Facebook have debuted a number of new features for their Messenger app, some of which look rather promising and others, less so. One positive feature will be the ability to listen to streaming music within the app while chatting with someone.

Facebook integrating Apple Music into Messenger app - iLounge

At its F8 conference, Facebook revealed it is working on integrating Apple Music into the company's Messenger app “very soon,” The Next Web reports. The feature is part of Messenger's new Chat Extensions platform tool that will let users perform ...

Facebook Bot Reboot Intriguing for Businesses - DMN

While the world focuses more intently on Facebook's AR plans, the company also quietly announced a reboot to its Messenger platform. While the broader Facebook message is about how it will connect people through human-to-human chatting, the social ...

Can the enterprise save Facebook bots? - InfoWorld

Facebook's bumpy introduction of bot capabilities inside its Messenger service may be saved by an unlikely candidate: business users. While the company's bot platform for consumers has been more widely discussed than its business counterpart, support ...

Subway launches way to order through Facebook Messenger - CT Post

A caterer holds up a tray of Subway sandwiches for guests during the company's 50th anniversary celebration in its world headquarters in Milford, Conn. on Wednesday Aug. 27, 2015. The company announced in April 2017 that customers can now order ...