Salesforce Reshuffles SaaS, PaaS in Internet of Things and AI


It can be a full-time job trying to keep up with Salesforce’s newest cloud offerings and messaging. However, it is always worth the effort, because the company’s pronouncements are often early bellwethers of the future direction of the software industry. This has become particularly true with respect to the company’s evolving efforts to penetrate and gain a prominent position in the artificial intelligence and Internet of Things markets. Salesforce’s most recent moves also could be a key indicator of the rapidly changing competitive landscape.

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WeChat apologizes after turning 'black foreigner' into racial slur

Popular Chinese messaging app WeChat has apologized after a software glitch used the N-word in a translation for “black foreigner.”

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Personalization, Simplicity Key to Smart Home Device Adoption


Continued innovation and messaging are crucial for smart safety and security device manufacturers that want to capitalize on new opportunities in the emerging Internet of Things. Early adopters of smart devices are often drawn to the innovative design and technological gadgetry. However, mass market adoption depends on clear and compelling value propositions that appeal to the masses when they seek a solution for a personal use case. Several challenges exist to meet those demands, and new use case options will impact the smart home segment.

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Messaging app Line soars in year's largest tech IPO

Line, operator of a Japanese messaging app popular in several Asian countries, soared in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday morning after completing the largest public offering of any tech company this year.

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Line exec: Use app to communicate with teens

CNNMoney’s Paul R. La Monica interviews the Chief Global Officer of messaging app Line, Jungho Shin, at the New York Stock Exchange. The company is popular in Japan and now has the biggest technology IPO of 2016.

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Popular messaging app WhatsApp boosts security with complete end-to-end encryption

Article Image Facebook on Tuesday announced that WhatsApp, its popular mobile messaging service, is now using end-to-end encryption for all communications, not just one-on-one text exchanges and VoIP calls.

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Facebook's WhatsApp Messenger drops annual fees to keep growing userbase

Article Image WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook, is dropping its 99-cent annual charge in order to continue growing, CEO Jan Koum said on Monday.

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Google rumored to be working on Siri & Facebook-like chatbots for new messaging app

Article Image Google is allegedly developing a new mobile messaging app that would include chatbots, capable of answering users’ questions by scouring the Web and other resources.

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Brazilian judge briefly shuts down WhatsApp, crippling communications

Article Image Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service was briefly shutdown in Brazil on Friday (local time), the result of an order by a state judge in Sao Paulo calling for a longer 48-hour suspension.

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Telegram Shutters 78 ISIS Channels


The team behind the Telegram secure messaging app on Wednesday reported that it had shut down 78 channels, across 12 languages, used by ISIS and its supporters. However, the app’s privately used channels weren’t affected by the sweep. After the attacks on Paris last weekend, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility, the Telegram team learned via reports sent to abuse@telegram.org that the terrorist group had been communicating openly on its secure messaging platform. Telegram has emphasized that it has no intention of blocking free speech.

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Secure messaging app Telegram removes 78 ISIS-related channels

Encrypted messaging app Telegram has removed 78 Islamic State-related channels this week, it announced Wednesday.

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LinkedIn overhauls mobile & Web messaging functions, Instagram makes enhancements to Direct

Job-based social network LinkedIn began rolling out a redesigned messaging service on Tuesday, incorporating the look and features of popular chat apps like Facebook Messenger. Instagram, meanwhile, made several upgrades to its Direct messaging and sharing functions.

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LinkedIn overhauls mobile & Web messaging functions, Instagram makes enhancements to Direct

Job-based social network LinkedIn began rolling out a redesigned messaging service on Tuesday, incorporating the look and features of popular chat apps like Facebook Messenger. Instagram, meanwhile, made several upgrades to its Direct messaging and sharing functions.

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