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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 »

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

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

USA TODAY4 things we learned from Facebook's F8 conferenceUSA TODAYFacebook'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 ...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 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 »

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

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

VentureBeatFacebook Messenger bots work in groups now — just don't expect them to chatVentureBeatYesterday 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 ...and more »

Facebook's Next Big Thing? Bots - Nasdaq

Facebook's Next Big Thing? BotsNasdaq(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 ...and more »

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

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

BillboardFacebook Adds Spotify Bot to Messenger, Apple Music Coming 'Soon'BillboardFacebook 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 ...and more »

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

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

Mirror.co.ukFacebook's first chatbot 'dating coach' launched to help singletons find love in the digital ageMirror.co.ukA 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 ...and more »

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

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

hypebot.comFacebook Announces Full Spotify, Apple Music Messenger Integrationshypebot.comFacebook-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 ...and more »