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

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

CNBCJournalists beware: This bot we saw at Facebook F8 may someday replace youCNBCWhen 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 ...and more »

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

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

MacworldFacebook will let you play songs from Spotify and Apple Music inside MessengerMacworldAt 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 ...and more »

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

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

The RegisterPlease don't call them Facebook chatbots, says Facebook's bot bossThe RegisterF8 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 ...and more »

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

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

PYMNTS.comWestern Union Teams Up With Facebook Messenger For Global Money TransfersPYMNTS.comScore 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 ...and more »

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

Analysts' Recommendations Stocks Watch List: The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) & Alere Inc (NYSE:ALR)Daily News JournalOn 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.and more »

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

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

EDM SauceSpotify Creates New Widget for Facebook Messenger Allowing Users to Send MusicEDM SauceSpotify 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 ...and more »

Western Union Enables Money Transfers via Messenger - Dubai Chronicle

Western Union Enables Money Transfers via MessengerDubai ChronicleWestern 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 ...and more »

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

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

VarietyFacebook Exec: We Are Not Building a Voice AssistantVarietyApple 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 ...and more »

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

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

The DrumMatch.com launches Lara - a dating chatbot to help people find love using AIThe DrumMatch.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 ...and more »

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

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

Gadget HacksNews All the Pros & Cons to Facebook Messenger's New FeaturesGadget HacksWell, 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 ...and more »

Instagram On Android Adding 'Offline Mode' - MediaPost Communications

Instagram On Android Adding 'Offline Mode'MediaPost CommunicationsInstagram 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 ...and more »

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

Facebook Messenger Adding Spotify Via 'Chat Extensions'MediaPost CommunicationsFacebook 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 ...and more »

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

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

Droid Life (press release) (blog)Facebook Details New Features for Messenger at F8, Includes Discovery Tab and Smarter AIDroid 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 ...and more »

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

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

BT.comMatch launches UK's first dating bot on Messenger to help you find loveBT.comDating 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 ...and more »

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

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

Daily MailFacebook's chatbot 'dating coach' Lara sets up singletonsDaily MailFacebook 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 ...and more »

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

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

JOEFacebook Messenger is about to change dramatically with this potentially annoying featureJOEFacebook 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.and more »

Facebook integrating Apple Music into Messenger app - iLounge;

Facebook integrating Apple Music into Messenger app - iLounge

iLoungeFacebook integrating Apple Music into Messenger appiLoungeAt 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 ...and more »

Facebook Bot Reboot Intriguing for Businesses - DMN;

Facebook Bot Reboot Intriguing for Businesses - DMN

DMNFacebook Bot Reboot Intriguing for BusinessesDMNWhile 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 ...and more »

Can the enterprise save Facebook bots? - InfoWorld

Can the enterprise save Facebook bots?InfoWorldFacebook'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 ...and more »

Subway launches way to order through Facebook Messenger - CT Post;

Subway launches way to order through Facebook Messenger - CT Post

CT PostSubway launches way to order through Facebook MessengerCT PostA 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 ...and more »