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Nike’s Jordan Brand Is Using a Facebook Messenger Bot to Deliver Content – Adweek
The bot delivers content from the Air.Jordan blog, Jordan News and via weekly updates, and that fare is divided into three categories: shop, Air.Jordan and watch.


Beta-testing of the new Messenger bot began around the time of the National Basketball Association’s All-Star Weekend in February, and Nike said the bot is generating open rates of 87 percent, far outpacing the typical 15 percent to 20 percent it sees from emails.
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4 days ago by JohnDrake
Renault Italy Is Selling a Limited-Edition SUV Through a Facebook Messenger Chatbot – Adweek
Renault Italy is bringing 100 of its Captur Tokyo Edition, a limited-edition SUV, to the market—and it will sell them for the first time through a Facebook Messenger chatbot.


The above video promoting the campaign tells viewers that “the only way” to get their “hands on” the 100 “pieces” (cars) is to “speak with him.” The “him” seems to be the same mysterious character alluded to in the release, although he doesn’t appear to be all that mysterious.
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4 days ago by JohnDrake
Did Russian Trolls Have Company?: New Evidence on Israel-based PSY-Group’s Possible Social Media Efforts in 2016 US Election | Just Security
According to LinkedIn and other sites, Charnoff was previously the IDF Commander of the Social Media Productions Desk, and is also the National Director of iVoteIsrael, a Republican-aligned Israeli-American voter registration group criticized for its “flimsy façade of non-partisanship.”
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7 days ago by yorksranter
Is Alexa Dangerous? - The Atlantic
Alexa, Should We Trust You?

The voice revolution has only just begun. Today, Alexa is a humble servant. Very soon, she could be much more—a teacher, a therapist, a confidant, an informant.
alexa  smarthome  smarthomes  internetofthings  voice  bots  chatbots  atlantic  privacy 
8 days ago by jorgebarba
Former Uber exec Andrew Chapin takes the wraps off his stealth mental health startup | TechCrunch
In late 2016, he left Uber to build his own startup. Two years later, he’s ready to share what he’s been working on. Basis, an app meant to help people cope with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues through guided conversations via chat or video, is emerging from stealth today with a $3.75 million investment led by Bedrock. Wave Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners have also participated in the round.
health  new-companies  widgets  ai  bots 
12 days ago by dancall
Facebook Messenger Bots Will Soon Have Multiple Personas – Adweek
Facebook Messenger bots will soon begin expressing themselves through multiple personalities, but it’s not a sign of disorder—just one of the updates to Messenger Platform that were announced Friday.
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12 days ago by dancall

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