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Facebook is Unifying WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram Direct Messaging

The New York Times broke the news last week that Facebook plans to unify the pipes of its three massively-popular messaging apps. As the Times and other news outlets were quick to point out, the technical merger raises a myriad of questions about privacy, security, and government regulation. It also...

Chinese messaging app Bullet bumps WeChat from App Store

In a Cinderella story that Bloomberg is calling “David vs. Goliath — with emojis,” a new chat app is shaking up the Chinese messaging world. Bullet reached 5 million users only two weeks after it debuted in August, temporarily bumping messaging giant WeChat from its perch in China's App Store. Although...

Conversational apps for Facebook and beyond: Init.ai’s integration with Smooch

In this guest post, Will Dawoodi of Init.ai, illustrates how to build advanced conversational apps using Smooch.io. Our goal at Init.ai is to enable companies to create conversational apps. These conversational apps leverage our proprietary conversational NLP and AI, and are more advanced versions of the current...