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Kik Is Launching a Way for Users to Share Chatbot Invites With Their Friends

Messaging app wants brands and games to go viral

Kik is launching a way for users to share chatbots with friends by allowing them to "invite" other users to try out various games, news organizations and brands on the…

Infographic: Kik Reveals That Users Spend More Than an Hour a Day on the App

New attention metric will help advertisers

How much time do users spend in messaging apps? At least an hour a day on Kik alone, according to the messaging app. With its new "Attention Metric," Kik can look…

Yahoo Enters the World of Chatbots With a Weather Bot, a News Bot and a Weird Pet Bot

Partners with Kik for launch

Yahoo has launched its first trio of chatbots, making the internet pioneer the latest to join the craze with its weather bot, news bot and something it's calling a "pet…

Paramount Is Launching a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Chatbot on Kik for the New Movie

Heroes in a chat shell

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are ditching their nunchucks and katana swords for smartphones. To promote the upcoming film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Paramount Pictures is launching a full-blown…

Why AwesomenessTV Wants Marketers to Stop Grouping Gen Z and Millennials Together

Company targets teens and tweens

"Gen Z and millennials is not a thing, they're two things," exclaimed AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins during the multi-channel network's NewFronts presentation Wednesday evening. "These life stages—late teens who are…

Will Facebook Messenger's Updated Platform Cause a Rise in Chatbots?

How brands can benefit from the change

Yesterday, Facebook unveiled a major update to its Messenger app, that allows developers to create chatbots for brands through its chatbot API. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's announcement has major implications for…

Kik Is Launching a Shop for Users to Interact With Chatbots From Brands

Vine, H&M and The Weather Channel among the first to try it

Kik has launched its own chatbot shop, further opening the floodgates to users who want to engage with messaging apps from brands and publishers arriving on the Canadian messaging platform. Starting…

Microsoft's Chatbot 'Tay' Just Went on a Racist, Misogynistic, Anti-Semitic Tirade

AI-based hate speech shocks social observers

Microsoft, with help from its search engine Bing, created an artificial intelligence messaging bot called "Tay," which it rolled out this week on Twitter, Kik and GroupMe to much fanfare among techies.…

As Twitter Turns 10, How Can It Convince Young Users to Show Up to the Party?

Its future depends on Gen Y and Z

Twitter­ is not dead, and this is not its eulogy. Enough of those have been written already. Rather, it is a diagnosis of where the company is and where it's…

Dove and Comedy Central's Emoji Data Show Why Brands Are Now All About Messaging Apps

They're millennial marketing gold

More than 500 people packed into a Hilton conference room Friday at SXSW in Austin, Texas, to get insight into brands' success with emojis.  Robert Candelino, marketing vp for Unilever, quickly…

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