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Women use emojis more than men

Women use emojis more than men

Friday, February 24, 2017 by

6 billion emojis are sent every day by people from all over the globe. While the study of emoji's in general isn't that fascinating, the data about who uses them, why they use them, and what they want to see more of is. To explore the growing role emojis play in our lives, artsy emoji distribution and monetization platform MojiLaLa ran a "State of Emoji National Survey"... Read More

12 interesting uses for WebRTC

12 interesting uses for WebRTC

Friday, February 24, 2017 by

Editor's note: Guest submission by Sherwin Sim, CTO of Temasys CommunicationsIf you’re new to Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC), you may be under the impression that this technology is similar to Microsoft Skype - a free, Web-based chat service.It’s more than that. WebRTC is actually a far different animal, altogether.Unlike Skype, WebRTC is an open source proje... Read More

4 proven ways to reduce churn with a mobile app

4 proven ways to reduce churn with a mobile app

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by

Have you read all of the 23,000 articles out there about reducing churn?There are some really great ideas about how to improve your onboarding, how to communicate better, how to segment better. Even how to save customers right before they click the “cancel” button.The underlying problem that these tactics address is the same. Users churn because they don’t see enough va... Read More

Code your own network: The changing face of telco

Code your own network: The changing face of telco

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by

There is a transformation occurring in enterprise communications with developers at the center. The developer community is driven by a vision to offer creative applications of communications within their apps and services that deliver a unique user experience. Unfortunately, innovating with traditional telecom carriers has been historically difficult. Dependence on an o... Read More

IBM and the Weather Company just introduced mesh network alerts

IBM and the Weather Company just introduced mesh network alerts

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by

IBM and The Weather Company, an IBM Business, have introduced a new Mesh Network Alerts technology that provides a mobile method of communicating with underserved populations in developing countries to notify of potential severe weather events or disasters - even in areas with limited Internet connection, or cellular networks are disrupted due to an outage. Develop... Read More

SMS-powered chatbots and the massive missed opportunity

SMS-powered chatbots and the massive missed opportunity

Monday, January 30, 2017 by

There’s a lot of buzz around chatbots in the technology industry - what they are, why they’re valuable, how to build a better one, etc. Despite being popular on the tongue however, a new industry survey which polled over 1,500 mobile users in both the US and UK is acting as a wake-up call to enterprises as consumer preferences for new-age mobile communication channels, ... Read More

Messenger bots now communicating with NovoPayment clients

Messenger bots now communicating with NovoPayment clients

Monday, January 09, 2017 by

Messenger bots to be used by many banks, financial institutions and other such organizations in 2017 as we continue to see the rise of artificial intelligence.An instance of the latest developments in AI,  is NovoPayment's newest product Messenger bot. They have recently announced availability of Messenger integration within its platform, allowing its clients - inc... Read More

The frontiers of messaging and chatbots

The frontiers of messaging and chatbots

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 by

The appetite for chat can’t be satiated. Facebook recently announced 1 billion users on Messenger and WeChat continues to dominate the app universe in China. Messaging apps are forecast to hit 2 billion users by 2018. Way back in 2015, the monthly active users of the top 4 messaging apps overtook the top 4 social media apps, leading many to believe chat is the new socia... Read More

Sky Sports partners with GameOn to bring chatbots to Premier League

Sky Sports partners with GameOn to bring chatbots to Premier League

Friday, December 16, 2016 by

GameOn, mobile engagement platform for fans, has announced a partnership with Sky Sports to bring a Soccer Saturday Chatbot to its English Premier League coverage. Nicknamed the "Jeff Bot" after Jeff Stelling, the enigmatic host of the famed Gillette Soccer Saturday show, it will feature his real-time game commentary and respond to natural language requests from fa... Read More

Busting a Move: Lessons for entrepreneurs from the world of competitive hip-hop dance

Busting a Move: Lessons for entrepreneurs from the world of competitive hip-hop dance

Thursday, December 08, 2016 by

I’ve always enjoyed dancing, but I didn’t have the opportunity to get serious about it until my first year at the University of California, Irvine, when I auditioned for a competitive hip-hop team called CADC. Little did I know, it was also at UC-Irvine where I would meet Bayan Towfiq and Jordan Levy, who later become my partners at Flowroute, a communi... Read More

Urban Airship now lets you deliver messages to any platform or device

Urban Airship now lets you deliver messages to any platform or device

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 by

Mobile growth company Urban Airship has unveiled two next-generation platform services called Open Channels and Open Profiles. The updated services will enable businesses to reach more customers in more places at their moment of need, sustaining interactions and creating valuable feedback loops that drive growth. With Open Channels, businesses can send notification styl... Read More

Create a conversational UI for your app in a matter of hours

Create a conversational UI for your app in a matter of hours

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by

AI has become a crucial element in our consumer lives. Chatbots and voice-controlled Siri-like-Assistants are changing the way we interact with apps and even consume products and services. The enterprise market doesn’t want to lag behind and is looking to adopt more and more AI technology to improve its capabilities and efficiency. However, high costs and limited resour... Read More

The evolving technology of chatbots

The evolving technology of chatbots

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 by

Chatbots are revolutionizing the way customers interact with businesses. While chatbot technology is nothing new to the enterprise, many current solutions that bolster the service experience difficulties like unresponsiveness or imprecise interactions when trying to connect with their customers. To avoid this, Conversable and Mindtree have partnered to standardize ... Read More

Drippler intros new AI chatbot to provide 24 hours tech support to Android users

Drippler intros new AI chatbot to provide 24 hours tech support to Android users

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by

Developers who have been wondering how to deploy chatbots intelligent enough to handle requests for customer assistance should take a look at Drippler, which just released a new AI and community powered chatbot to provide 24/7 tech assistance to Android users. Users who have a question on how to use a feature, how to set up a phone, or which app would be best for a spec... Read More

The advantages and disadvantages of chatbots

The advantages and disadvantages of chatbots

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 by

Chatbot developers each have their own set of tools that they use to independently develop their products, which has lead to changes across the industry. The key, however, has been chat apps opening their APIs to allow developers build conversational tools. APIs are constantly improving, adding more and more capabilities. For example, Facebook Messenger’s last upda... Read More

Corezoid Announces Platform for Developing and Managing Messenger Bots

Corezoid Announces Platform for Developing and Managing Messenger Bots

Friday, September 23, 2016 by

Corezoid just launched new messenger bot capabilities designed for the development, management, and deployment of powerful bots across popular messenger services. Corezoid’s process engine offers businesses a true digital core capable of serving as a cloud-based back-end – one that can rapidly and efficiently handle all of a company’s business processes and integrate fu... Read More

Flowroute Releases New SMS Messaging Capabilities Offered Through a Single API

Flowroute Releases New SMS Messaging Capabilities Offered Through a Single API

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by

Flowroute has released a new platform to help developers offer carrier-grade messaging capabilities within their applications and services. The new SMS capabilities enable developers to simplify the integration of text messaging into their offerings. By unifying calling and messaging on a single phone number, through one provider with a single API, companies are ab... Read More

Presidential Campaigns & SMS Best Practices

Presidential Campaigns & SMS Best Practices

Monday, May 02, 2016 by

According to a poll, 64 percent of Americans own a smartphone, and a convincing 97% of them use text messaging. In fact, text messaging is the most frequently used feature of smartphones, and remains very popular among younger audiences. Presidential candidates are targeting a broad demographic to ensure they don’t lose edge over their rivals in any aspect. Electio... Read More

Sailthru Adds Mobile Messaging Automation with Purchase of Carnival.io

Sailthru Adds Mobile Messaging Automation with Purchase of Carnival.io

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by

Sailthru has acquired Carnival.io, a mobile marketing automation company. This acquisition will provide the ability to offer new functionality by adding mobile marketing automation to the Sailthru Customer Retention Cloud.Carnival’s mobile marketing automation suite includes push notifications, in-app messaging and a customizable message stream which provides the abilit... Read More

Leveraging Mobile Communications for Workforce Communications

Leveraging Mobile Communications for Workforce Communications

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by

We recently visited with Jeff Corbin, CEO and Founder of APPrise Mobile to talk about the company’s theEMPLOYEEapp platform, which integrates with a company’s active employee directory or other HR information system (HRIS) to provide organizations and enterprises direct access to their employees through mobile devices.ADM: You recently stepped down as CEO of a communica... Read More

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