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A 11-post collection

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...

Voice Messaging Rising in Popularity in Great Britain, China

The holiday season has arrived in a flurry of flash sales, best-of-the-year lists and questionable Christmas-themed comeback albums (I’m looking at you, Eric Clapton). On the darker side of the communications landscape, consumers also tend to report a surge in telephone scams during these festive weeks, according to The...

The New York Times Creates an Angry Uncle Chatbot for Thanksgiving

Black Friday/Cyber Monday/binge-shopping week has come and gone and, according to LivePerson, customers messaged with brands 97% more than they did last year. Yet amid the growing buzz around conversational commerce, the season's most-celebrated chat experience so far was published by a 167-year-old newspaper. And the only thing...