Tag: bots

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Discord is testing its own integration of YouTube videos

YouTube has been taking down some of the big music 'bots' that stream music from its service into social app Discord. Groovy and Rythm shut down in August and September.
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YouTube shuts down another Discord music bot, Rythm

YouTube really doesn't approve of bots that let people pull music from its platform into social platform Discord, having recently shut down Groovy.
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FTC fines three ticket brokers in first BOTS Act litigation

It still feels a little strange to be writing about ticket touting (scalping) controversies, given that the bottom has dropped out of the secondary ticketing market just as it has the live industry more generally. The concerns...
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European Parliament backs continent-wide ticket-bot ban

Sorry, make that *three* pieces of new legislation in Europe that have implications for the music industry. Alongside the new copyright directive and new platform-to-business regulations, there’s also a crackdown afoot...
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Would you trust a bot to handle your Twitter feed?

We’ve written a fair bit about the use of bots to automatically respond to fans on Facebook Messenger. But what about turning your tweets and (if you’re a company) LinkedIn posts over to a bot? That’s the gist of Swiss...
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Sendmate boss defends messaging bots after marketer criticism

It seems like the end of 2018 is the time for the ‘trough of disillusion’ around messaging bots, with recent criticism of their effectiveness by marketing pros Jon Loomer (here) and Darren Hemmings (here). Now Andreas...
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Stashimi now has more than 100 artists using its messaging bots

Startup Stashimi is one of the companies launching messaging bots for musicians and brands, and it seems to have some traction. The company now has more than 100 artists using its bots, including Migos, Marshmello, Kelly...
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Don’t shoot the Messenger: imminent changes to Facebook Messenger and what they mean for bots

An email from The Bot Platform alerted us to some changes Facebook is making to Messenger ¬with the arrival of Messenger v2.3.
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Sandbox 168: Archive Mind Catalogue Marketing In The Social Media Age

Lead: As we approach “peak Q4”, it is a time of year when catalogues get a major push as part of the Christmas gifting market. But catalogues, like dogs, are not just for Christmas. How are catalogues maintained and how...
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Twitch cracks down on view-bots and follow-bots

It is a fact universally acknowledged, that a single social platform in possession of a good amount of users, must be in want of a barrage of bots inflating people’s metrics.
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Aussie hacker soars up charts with the help of bots

On the one hand, this is Bad and Dreadfully Wrong behaviour from Australian hacker Peter Filimore.
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Music tech firm Limited Run slams Facebook ad-clicking bots

Music technology company Limited Pressing is deleting its Facebook Page, claiming that 80% of clicks on its Facebook ads were from bots, not real people