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Microsoft Adds Facebook Messenger to its Bot Framework

More evidence that the age of bots is upon us.

Microsoft has added Facebook Messenger to the list of channels supported by its month-old Microsoft Bot Framework… 326 more words


President Zuckerberg? Facebook Would Allow It

Facebook doesn’t seem to take issue with the idea of Mark Zuckerberg taking public office.

In a Facebook proxy statement published by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, the company paved the way for Zuckerberg to one day take a “voluntary” leave from his post as CEO and serve “in a government position or office.” 541 more words


How Facebook and Amazon Killed It and Saved Tech Earnings

As major technology companies began issuing their first quarter results two weeks ago, the reports were rather disappointing. One after another, the likes of Microsoft, IBM, and Apple dashed investors expectations with weaker sales and sagging profits. 456 more words


Sort-of-Secret Microsoft Flow Aims To Connect Your Online Apps

For people who spend time on computers and smart devices, the proliferation of apps and online services has become a problem. Each service represents its own little island of data or communication. 354 more words


Amazon Sales Surge As Prime and Cloud Businesses Attract More Customers

Amazon.com’s quarterly profit and revenue topped analysts’ expectations by a wide margin as the Prime loyalty program helped the online retail giant attract more customers and revenue surged in its cloud services business. 25 more words


Apple Might Put An End to Your Auto-Correct Fails

If you’ve been the victim of auto-correction fails (and who hasn’t?), Apple might have a fix ready and waiting. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday published an Apple patent application that would tell a message’s recipient when the iOS auto-correct feature has been in use. 11 more words


Amazon Web Services Forges Ahead Like There Is No Competition

Remember the days when people believed that Amazon Web Services was a loss leader for the rest of the company?

That notion started to fade last year when Amazon started breaking out the financial results of its cloud unit. 330 more words