In the new horror movie Insidious: Chapter 3, a girl stuck in bed is eager for contact with the outside world. She's even willing to chat with you right now. Thanks to a promotion from film studio Focus Features and the messaging app Kik, fans can talk to a bot version of the movie's main character, Quinn Brenner.
BlackBerry is introducing ads and virtual stickers into its messenger app as it tries to squeeze value from its core communication service. BlackBerry executives were in New York last week showing off the new native advertising formats on Messenger.