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...the magic of what many in the tech industry call online-to-offline, the ability to order physical products or services from an app. Except now you don’t even need a new app–you can just chat your way to a richer life.  The Future of Chat Isn’t AI — Medium, Ted Livingston

The Future of Chat Isn’t AI

...the magic of what many in the tech industry call online-to-offline, the ability to order physical products or services from an app. Except now you don’t even need a new app–you can just chat your way to a richer life. The Future of Chat Isn’t AI — Medium, Ted Livingston

SoftBanks massive Vision Fund raises $93 billion in its first close

SoftBanks massive Vision Fund raises $93 billion in its first close

Plan: Make Messenger Your Personalized Social Space: If Messenger can be where you talk with your closest friends, which you’ll do very frequently, it can use that gravity to pull in other types of conversations. Facebook will continue adding ways to customize your threads with more feeling, similar to WhatsApp, which Marcus describes as “your very own social handshake.” It wants to feel like your digital third space — Not home, not work, but where you can express and relax.

Facebook Messenger Hits 800M Users: 2016 Strategy And Predictions

Plan: Make Messenger Your Personalized Social Space: If Messenger can be where you talk with your closest friends, which you’ll do very frequently, it can use that gravity to pull in other types of conversations. Facebook will continue adding ways to customize your threads with more feeling, similar to WhatsApp, which Marcus describes as “your very own social handshake.” It wants to feel like your digital third space — Not home, not work, but where you can express and relax.

A Google DeepMind Algorithm Uses Deep Learning and More to Master the Game of Go | MIT Technology Review

The Game of Go Is No Longer Insurmountable for AI

A Google DeepMind Algorithm Uses Deep Learning and More to Master the Game of Go | MIT Technology Review

As 2016 dawns, there’s a sense in Silicon Valley that the decades-old fantasy of a true digital assistant is due to roar back into the mainstream. If the trend in past years has been assistants powered by voice — Siri, Alexa, Cortana — in 2016 the focus is shifting to text. And if the bots come, as industry insiders are betting they will, there will be casualties.

Bots are here, they’re learning — and in 2016, they might eat the web

As 2016 dawns, there’s a sense in Silicon Valley that the decades-old fantasy of a true digital assistant is due to roar back into the mainstream. If the trend in past years has been assistants powered by voice — Siri, Alexa, Cortana — in 2016 the focus is shifting to text. And if the bots come, as industry insiders are betting they will, there will be casualties.

Are Chat Bots a Feature or a Product? — Point Nine Land — Medium

Are Chat Bots a Feature or a Product?

Are Chat Bots a Feature or a Product? — Point Nine Land — Medium

“The story people in Silicon Valley always want to tell is one in which their specific success, as individuals and as companies, gets conflated with the story of general success and general progress in the United States,” he said.  “I think the truth has been more one of specific success but more general failure.” Silicon Valley...is not doing much to improve the welfare of people who are not in Silicon Valley. - Peter Thiel, 2016/10/31

Tech Billionaire Backing Trump Suggests Silicon Valley Is Out of Touch

“The story people in Silicon Valley always want to tell is one in which their specific success, as individuals and as companies, gets conflated with the story of general success and general progress in the United States,” he said. “I think the truth has been more one of specific success but more general failure.” Silicon Valley...is not doing much to improve the welfare of people who are not in Silicon Valley. - Peter Thiel, 2016/10/31

FaceBook Messenger is developing an SDK for chat interactions

Facebook’s Secret Toolkit Lets Developers Build Chat Bots For Messenger

FaceBook Messenger is developing an SDK for chat interactions

Clark aims to make every educator an entrepeneur. It has evolved to handle every aspect of a tutor’s business, from drumming up students, to managing scheduling and payments, to making it simple to communicate with parents.

Clark, an app aiming to “turn every educator into an entrepreneur,” launches with $1 million in funding

Clark aims to make every educator an entrepeneur. It has evolved to handle every aspect of a tutor’s business, from drumming up students, to managing scheduling and payments, to making it simple to communicate with parents.

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Tech startups hoping to become household names in 2016

Magic, le service qui satisfait tous vos désirs et qui cartonne aux États-Unis - http://www.frandroid.com/0-android/le-monde-de-la-mobilite/269489_magic-le-service-qui-satisfait-tous-vos-desirs-et-qui-cartonne-aux-etats-unis  #0%Android, #Lemondedelamobilité

Magic, le service qui satisfait tous vos désirs et qui cartonne aux États-Unis

Magic, le service qui satisfait tous vos désirs et qui cartonne aux États-Unis - http://www.frandroid.com/0-android/le-monde-de-la-mobilite/269489_magic-le-service-qui-satisfait-tous-vos-desirs-et-qui-cartonne-aux-etats-unis #0%Android, #Lemondedelamobilité

Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried talks when to rebuild a successful product, why chat use in the workplace has gone overboard, and more.

Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried talks when to rebuild a successful product, why chat use in the workplace has gone overboard, and more.

The foundations of Hyperlooop tech are familiar: the maglev, or magnetic levitation, principle that allows a vehicle to achieve great speeds by riding on air is already at work on high-speed trains in Europe and Japan.

LA to SF in 30 min: the hyperloop wars are on

The foundations of Hyperlooop tech are familiar: the maglev, or magnetic levitation, principle that allows a vehicle to achieve great speeds by riding on air is already at work on high-speed trains in Europe and Japan.

“We wanted the product to represent the sort of limitlessness of paper,” said Solberg.     The reMarkable tablet is original and ambitious, unlike pretty much all the other ones | TechCrunch

The reMarkable tablet is original and ambitious, unlike pretty much all the other ones

“We wanted the product to represent the sort of limitlessness of paper,” said Solberg. The reMarkable tablet is original and ambitious, unlike pretty much all the other ones | TechCrunch

It's already a powerhouse in messaging, entertainment, and merchandise, with payments and more on the way. Next stop: America.

How Japan’s Line App Became A Culture-Changing, Revenue-Generating Phenomenon

It's already a powerhouse in messaging, entertainment, and merchandise, with payments and more on the way. Next stop: America.