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Tango Carves Off Games And Chat Rooms To Re-Focus On Messaging

forbes.com — It started as a video-calling app to rival Skype but veered too far into Tinder-like territory, annoying its core users. Now it's keeping investors at Alibaba happy and going back to basics.

Once A Target Of Facebook, SwiftKey's A.I. Tech Goes To Microsoft For $250 Million

forbes.com — Microsoft adds to its new string of productivity apps while bolstering its artificial intelligence technology. Facebook tried and failed to buy the language tech company two years ago, sources say.
Feb 03, 2016

Facebook tried to buy SwiftKey's A.I. tech 2 years ago. Now Microsoft is for $250 million: forbes.com/sites/parmyols… pic.twitter.com/QPBIwNxEbi

One-Seventh Of The Global Population Now Uses WhatsApp

forbes.com — As WhatsApp hits 1 billion users it's time to start thinking seriously about bringing businesses onto its platform.

Brave New World | Forbes Middle East

forbesmiddleeast.com — In February 2014, Ola Doudin organized a meetup for a group of nearly 100 bitcoin enthusiasts in Amman, Jordan. The digital currency had mysteriously emerged five years earlier. Though it traded briefly in 2013 above the price of gold, it still hovered on the fringes of the global economy, capturing the imagination of people like Doudin, a 27-year-old engineer and self-professed geek.

Samsung Electronics on the Forbes World's Most Valuable Brands List

Jan 21, 2016

@Atikett Nope, it's around $199.4B. You're probably looking at it in Korean wons. forbes.com/companies/sams…

WhatsApp Is Finally Inviting Businesses Onto Its Massive Network This Year

forbes.com — The world's biggest messaging app takes its first steps towards becoming a viable business, as it drops a $1 subscription fee and nears 1 billion users.
Jan 18, 2016

WhatsApp Is Finally Inviting Businesses Onto Its Massive Network This Year forbes.com/sites/parmyols… pic.twitter.com/IQ5yhKbCQ8

Jan 19, 2016

WhatsApp will start building tools that allows 1-to-many communication. Oh, & they’re about to hit 1 billion users. forbes.com/sites/parmyols…

Fitbit's Game Plan For Making Your Company Healthy

Could Zuckerberg's AI Project Help Bring Facebook Deeper Into Your Home?

forbes.com — Facebook has not yet entered the smart home business, but now its founder is building personalized artificial intelligence software for his house. That could mark a clever, long term pitch by Facebook to invite itself into your home for a new level of data gathering.
Jan 04, 2016

Could Zuckerberg's AI Project Help Bring Facebook Deeper Into Your Home? forbes.com/sites/parmyols…

2016 Could See Google Challenge WhatsApp With Chat Bots

forbes.com — Google is the latest company that wants to reinvent the idea of a messaging service, as one that connects humans and computers.

After WhatsApp's Blackout In Brazil, Who Should Hold The Data Keys?

forbes.com — The surprise shutdown will put more pressure on web companies to give custodial access to a local telco. Microsoft might have a radical solution.
Dec 22, 2015

After WhatsApp's Blackout In Brazil, Who Should Hold The Data Keys? forbes.com/sites/parmyols… pic.twitter.com/GaKIZTWmtv

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Feb 08, 2016

@fjallstrom Could I interview you over the phone some time this week about Slack? I'm also on polson@forbes.com or feel free to DM me.

Feb 07, 2016

RT @jack: Hello Twitter! Regarding #RIPTwitter: I want you all to know we're always listening. We never planned to reorder timelines next week.

Feb 06, 2016

@Eu_Apartidario Yeah the aftermath of MSFT's Skype acquisition doesn't inspire much confidence.

Feb 05, 2016

@fjallstrom If the bots were easy to use - eg. for shopping, GPS tracking, calendar, weather - I could see lots of families migrating.

Feb 05, 2016

@fjallstrom Just seems like a possible threat to some of the big messaging apps, which families love because of the group functionality.

Feb 05, 2016

@fjallstrom Just thinking if other families use Slack the way you are that could be huge for Slack.

Feb 05, 2016

@rodolfor It had never even occurred to me to use Slack like that. Is Pingpad any good?

Feb 05, 2016

Guy organizes family of 4 on Slack - buys groceries and tracks the kids, with a few hacks of course: labs.earthpeople.se/2016/02/my-fam… via @fjallstrom


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