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The Best Advice For Building Chatbots? Don’t Force People To Use Chatbots

A panel of experts gathered at Facebook’s F8 conference this week to talk about the benefits–and limitations–of chatbots.<p>At Facebook’s annual F8 conference this week, experts convened a panel to discuss best practices for designing chatbots. The key takeaway? Don’t force people to use chatbots.<p>The …

Facebook 'unfriending' is workplace bullying, Australia tribunal finds

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>A few weeks ago, rumors emerged that Facebook was working on a .<p>I foresee lamentation and disaster with this idea, especially in Australia.<p>I base my foreboding on a case that has just been adjudicated by a …

Dropbox open-sources Zulip, the group chat app it acquired last year

Dropbox has released Zulip, a group chat app, under an open-source Apache license. The move, announced today, comes after Dropbox acquired Zulip in March 2014.<p>The client and server code is available on GitHub. You can download the client for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android here.<p>“The world of open …

BlackBerry's Android phone is shaping up nicely in first leaked hands-on video

After months of rumors, it’s no surprise that BlackBerry is working on an Android device. But thanks to a leaked video by Canadian phone retailer Baka Mobile, we have our first look at the device in action – and it actually looks pretty nice!<p>The phone (codenamed ‘Venice’) is running something that …

With 100M users, Pinterest’s ‘promoted pins’ just became a lot more attractive to advertisers

Everybody and their dog is talking about Facebook and Instagram ads, but with Pinterest finally sharing its monthly active user numbers Wednesday — the service claims 100 million — I expect that advertising eyeballs will suddenly be looking <i>a lot</i> closer at “promoted pins.”<p>Pinterest is the hugely …

Social Media

That Facebook post you just liked is an ad—and you didn’t even realize it - The Kernel

Imagine the following post popped up in your Facebook News Feed from musician and former soap opera star Jesse McCartney.<p>If you saw this post, you …

Search Ads Go Live On Google Play, “Universal” Ads That Run Across Google Properties To Soon Follow

Google is today opening up a program that allows developers who are running Search app install campaigns on AdWords to advertise their apps within Google Play’s search results. In conjunction with this, Google is also launching a new conversion-tracking solution that will track when users install …

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

How to convert mobile visitors into customers

Born with smartphones in our hands, nowadays everything we do in our life surrounds these devices. From waking up in the morning and checking our phones (before even brushing our teeth) to navigation, communication and of course shopping.<p>In order to convert these mobile users into actual customers, …

Apple's plan to kill the hamburger menu

During Apple’s September event it announced a new technology called 3D Touch as part of the iPhone 6s. Apple calls it the “next generation of multitouch” and it isn’t mincing words when it comes to how important it is to the future.<p>Aside from the confusing naming, 3D Touch is similar to Force Touch …

Could Slack's Slackbot herald the era of virtual colleagues?

Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield says AI in the workplace ‘will be about making us more efficient rather than taking our jobs’<p>Virtual assistants powered by artificial intelligence are a staple of popular culture, from HAL 9000 in the Space Odyssey series to Samantha in 2013 film Her.<p>But these …

Artificial Intelligence

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

The Brain

The 50 Top Online Marketing Research Tools

As an online marketer, the landscape around you is constantly changing. You need up to date information to help gauge what types of content is being …

Cracking the digital-shopper genome

Companies have more data at their fingertips than ever, so why do online shoppers remain such a mystery? The solution begins with bringing all the …

Should situational data be the bedrock of your personalisation strategy?

At Marie Curie, we’ve been experimenting with how situational data can help us get a meaningful foot up on the personalisation ladder, with some …

How user generated content is changing content marketing

<b>Instead of creating content, we should be creating opportunities for content creation: instagrammable moments, inspiring experiences.</b><p>And instead of …