Tag: chatbots

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Unofficial JustinBieberBot reaches 3m messages in a week

Sequel is one of the startups hoping to turn messaging chatbots into a business: it describes itself as a “conversational media specialist”. Its latest conversations are taking place on an unofficial ‘JustinBieberBot’,...
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10 music chatbots worth talking to in 2016

The first chatbots were developed in the 1960s, long before smartphones and messaging apps had the world’s eyeballs transfixed. This isn’t a new technology, but it’s certainly a hot one in 2016 thanks to Facebook,...
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Unofficial Justin Bieber chatbot reaches 3m messages in a week

Sequel is one of the startups hoping to turn messaging chatbots into a business: it describes itself as a “conversational media specialist”. Its latest conversations are taking place on an unofficial ‘JustinBieberBot’,...
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Behind The Campaign: Bastille Wild World

Wild World is the second album from British rock band Bastille and was released in September, coming three and a half years after their similarly alliteratively titled debut, Bad Blood. Luke Ferrar, senior digital marketing...
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Line Music gets a chatbot as Line invests in Snow

Messaging firm Line made a series of announcements yesterday showing its latest technology bets. First, the company wants more developers to create chatbots for its main app. It’s creating a new messaging API and software...
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Karl is a Facebook Messenger chatbot who recommends concerts

In our recent interview with Ticketmaster’s Ismail Elshareef, he enthused about the potential for chatbots focusing on live music recommendation. Now one of them has emerged into the wild. It’s called Karl, and he’s...
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Facebook Messenger has 30k bots but many were ‘overhyped’

Facebook launched tools for developers to create chatbots for its Messenger app in April, with more than 18k created by July.
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Katy Perry gets her own ‘Mad Love chatbot on Kik

After Bastille and Hardwell, the latest musician to get their own chatbot is Katy Perry. Messaging app Kik has created a “Katy Perry’s Mad Love” bot, which is seemingly an official partnership with the artist to promote...
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This week’s Sandbox: Bot n Roll

Music Ally’s latest Sandbox digital music marketing report was published yesterday, and is available to read for all subscribers.
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Sandbox 163 – Bot’N’Roll

Lead: Radiohead created a chatbot 15 years ago, but in recent months these conversing machines have roared back into life. More than just a gimmick, they offer artists a way into the “dark social” where many younger fans...
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Facebook Messenger now has 1bn active users globally

You know what's cool? One BILLION active users of Facebook Messenger. It's more cool than reheating old quotes from The Social Network anyway. Oh, wait... But yes, Facebook has a major new milestone for Messenger, announcing...
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Facebook Messenger has more than 11k bots already

Earlier this year, Facebook opened up its Messenger app to chatbots from external developers. Just under three months later, more than 11k bots have launched within the messaging app.