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Facebook is working on tech that will read your thoughts and let you 'hear' with your skin -

Facebook's F8 developer conference in San Jose, California, is where the firm reveals to the world what is is working on in both the short and long term. This year's event has been no different. Mark Zuckerberg has announced a series of new features ...and more »

Apple Music is coming to Facebook Messenger - VentureBeat

Apple will be introducing an Apple Music chat extension to Facebook Messenger, making it possible for people to bring the music streaming app into conversations with friends and family members and share music. Chat extensions are part of version 2.0 of ...and more »

Facebook Revamps Messenger, Putting Bots Front And Center - Forbes

first opened up its Messenger platform last April to help businesses, nonprofits and organizations better communicate with users. Since, 100,000 developers have built more than 100,000 bots on the app, the company said on Tuesday, helping users do ...and more »

Facebook Messenger launches group bots and bot discovery tab - TechCrunch

Facebook today launched two powerful ways for people to find Messenger bots to use, addressing the discovery problem that's plagued the platform's 100,000 developers. Facebook's new Chat Extensions lets you use Messenger bots in group chats so you ...and more »

Facebook Messenger takes another swipe at bots - USA TODAY

SAN JOSE — Last year Facebook Messenger oversold how soon chat bots would be able to carry on a human-like conversation to respond to your every need. This year at Facebook's annual F8 conference for software developers, the chat app has a new ...and more »

Facebook Messenger hits 100000 bots - VentureBeat

Facebook Messenger developers have created 100,000 bots for Messenger in the first year of the Messenger Platform. VP David Marcus made the announcement onstage during a keynote presentation at F8, an annual conference for developers making ...and more »

Yahoo launches group organising chatbot to Facebook Messenger - MobileMarketing Magazine

Soon-to-be Verizon-owned Yahoo has introduced a chatbot to Messenger – after introducing the bot to text messaging in the US last month. 'Captain' works to help streamline organisation among groups through shared task lists and reminders. The chatbot ...and more »

Facebook turns to discovery, third-party chat extensions in latest Messenger platform push - VentureBeat

Facebook's Messenger platform was unveiled in 2015 at the company's F8 conference with the goal of letting developers “build apps that help people connect.” Last year, it expanded to support chatbots, which could have been a big thing, but ultimately ...and more »

The Chatbot Revolution Is on Hold - The Ringer (blog)

Every year the tech sector needs a buzzword that can attract reporters, venture capitalists, and developers like moths to a digital flame. In 2016 that word was “bots.” Medium thinkfluencers espoused the virtues of “conversational commerce.” Silicon ...and more »

Facebook Messenger's Plot to Be the Only App You Ever Need - WIRED

When Facebook decoupled Messenger from the Facebook app in 2014, it ticked many, many people off. They said as much in the App Store, flooding the Messenger app with one-star ratings and angry comments about how dare Facebook make them ...and more »