How the successor to SMS will take on iMessage.
Facebook Inc’s Messenger app launched an augmented reality feature to allow people to see products they are shopping for as if they already have them, such as a car parked in a driveway, in a move aimed at drawing in potential advertisers.
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When people interact with most personal digital assistants or chatbots today, the experience is a lot like speaking into a walkie-talkie or texting: First one party says or writes something, and then the other party digests that information and responds.
People are remarkably good at focusing their attention on a particular person in a noisy environment, mentally “muting” all other voices and sounds.
Amazon, Google, and Microsoft all want to dominate the business of providing artificial-intelligence services through cloud computing. The winner may have the OS of the future.
Mike Cooper is CEO of PHD Worldwide, the global communications planning and media buying agency network.