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TechCrunch:
Facebook says 10K+ developers are building chatbots, analytics are coming, and Activision's Call of Duty bot exchanged 6M messages in its first week   —  Despite gripes about the usefulness of Facebook chatbots, “tens of thousands” of developers are building them, Messenger's head …
May 10, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Viv, the multi-platform AI assistant made by Siri co-founders Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer which is built for easy 3rd-party integrations, demoed for first time   —  Voice-controlled assistance is seeing another evolution as it looks to prove its worth as the next shift in human-computer interaction.
May 9, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Play is now labelling which apps contain ads   —  Google has just made a change to its mobile application storefront, Google Play, which will help customers make better decisions about the apps they want to download: it's now displaying if an app contains advertisements.
Apr 28, 2016, 10:20 PMIn context
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Leaked Postmates financials show gross margins above 20%, doubling of revenues in six months ending Q1 2016   —  Leaked Postmates financials suggest company might be doing better than everyone thought  —  Postmates, the delivery app, has almost become the poster child for struggling on-demand businesses.
Apr 26, 2016, 2:20 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Yik Yak tries to make a comeback with launch of private chat   —  Earlier this month, TechCrunch reported that Yik Yak would soon be introducing a new feature designed to help the floundering app boost its user retention numbers: private chat.  Today, the company confirmed the feature is now going live …
Apr 25, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context
Dan Grover:
WeChat PM: chat apps succeed when they streamline high-friction processes like app installation, login, and payment, not when they rely on conversational UI   —  Bots won't replace apps.  Better apps will replace apps.  —  Lately, everyone's talking about “conversational UI.”  It's the next big thing.
Apr 24, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Michael Arrington steps back from CrunchFund as Pat Gallagher is now the sole general partner on the firm's third fund   —  Michael Arrington Steps Back at CrunchFund  —  TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is stepping back from some of his responsibilities at CrunchFund, the seed-stage venture capital firm he launched in 2011.
Apr 20, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context
David Byttow:
Why anonymous apps fade: they're entertainment products of waning novelty, and don't foster community   —  The Inherent Problem with Anonymous Apps  —  Vanity Fair and TechCrunch recently reported that Yik Yak is in trouble, a company that raised over $70 million dollars and valued at around $400 million.
Apr 11, 2016, 9:40 PMIn context
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
“Fitbit for dogs” maker Whistle was acquired by Mars Petcare in February, source says for over $100M   —  Whistle's ‘Fitbit for dogs’ acquired by Mars Petcare  —  Whistle, the “Fitbit for dogs,” has found a home at Mars Petcare, TechCrunch has learned.
Mar 31, 2016, 4:10 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Evernote's founding CTO Dave Engberg is leaving in May; CEO announces new heads of product, marketing, brand, design and China   —  Evernote's founding CTO Dave Engberg is leaving in May; new wave of execs announced  —  We've been documenting Evernote's decline in the last several months …
Mar 18, 2016, 2:55 PMIn context

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