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 ...

4 things we learned from Facebook's F8 conference - USA TODAY

Facebook's F8 conference might not seem like a huge deal, but it will likely determine how we use the popular social network. From upgrades to the service's in-app camera to new ways to explore Messenger, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced ...

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 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 ...

Facebook Messenger bots work in groups now — just don't expect them to chat - VentureBeat

Yesterday at its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook launched Messenger Platform 2.0, and discovery was the main theme, with the addition of new features like chat extensions and bot recommendations by Facebook's intelligent assistant M. With chat ...

Facebook's Next Big Thing? Bots - Nasdaq

(RTTNews.com) - Facebook Inc. ( FB ) has unveiled Messenger 2.0 at its annual F8 conference for software developers making products for Facebook platforms. Last year, David Marcus, vice president, unveiled the initial Messenger Platform, which was ...

Facebook Adds Spotify Bot to Messenger, Apple Music Coming 'Soon' - Billboard

Facebook is giving the 1.2 billion people who use Messenger every month a handy way to share music. On Tuesday, the company unveiled a brand-new Discover tab for its popular chat app -- giving users the ability to interact with third-party bots ...

Facebook's first chatbot 'dating coach' launched to help singletons find love in the digital age - Mirror.co.uk

A new artificially intelligent "chatbot" has launched on Facebook promising to help singletons find love in the digital age. Known as Lara, the chatbot launched by online dating service Match.com uses contextual understanding and speech recognition and ...

Facebook Announces Full Spotify, Apple Music Messenger Integrations - hypebot.com

Facebook-music UPDATED: "Music will play a much larger roll in messenger this year," promised Facebook's head of the Messenger platform David Marcus on stage Tuesday during Facebook's F8 developer conference before announcing two key ...