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How Chatbots Are Spelling Out The Future Of Messenger Apps

Chatbots are AI-driven computer virtual chat agents that interact with users by mimicking human conversations; they are deployed in messenger apps where they solve textual queries initiated by end-users. Research indicates that people are using messaging apps more than social media, so there is vast scope of success for chatbots. There is even a significant rise in the use of messaging apps to strike up conversations with potential businesses or consumers -- a phenomenon called conversational commerce.
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Oh, How I Still Hunger For You...

I've just ended an affair and I'm extremely cut up about it. Breaking up is never easy to do and this particular fling took a toll on my emotional and physical well-being. I was cranky most of the time, looking at my phone furtively whenever I got a chance, and falling into the guilt trap every now and then. All of the usual symptoms. Until I decided that enough was enough. It was time to take a call.
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Living in 'App'ier Times And Tech-Life Balance

At the end of their visit to us in Munich recently, my parents, who are "tech-challenged" like many of their generation, wanted to hire a cab to the airport. To this end, my father, new to the world of apps, was given a brief lesson on how to hire a cab and renew money on the Uber app by my husband, the quintessential tech-geek of today. It was interesting to observe these two worlds collide.
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A New Juggernaut Rolls Into Town, Brings Mobile Publishing To India

My Twitter timeline has been abuzz. Syria, you think. Rahul Gandhi's latest speech. The lingering after-shocks of Cameron's Piggate. Maybe even some Trump-related jokes. Think again. Ever since it announced its presence circa 6pm on 22 September, the brand new publishing house Juggernaut has not looked like stopping. And like the proverbial juggernaut, it is both formidable and paradigm altering.