Tag: chatbots

Tech

Amazon and Codeacademy team up for free Alexa skills training

Amazon and tech training app Codeacademy have collaborated to create a series of free courses. Available today, the courses are meant to train developers as well as beginners how to create skills, the voice apps that interact with Alexa. Since opening Alexa to third-party developers in 2015 , more than 20,000 skills have been made available…

Start Ups

HubSpot acquires chatbot builder Motion AI

 HubSpot announced this morning that it has acquired chatbot startup Motion AI. Motion AI launched in 2015 and offers an editor for building chatbots that work on websites, Facebook Messenger, SMS and Slack, no coding required. Even before the acquisition, the tool was already integrated into HubSpot Free CRM. The entire Motion AI team, including…

Tech

HubSpot acquires Motion.ai to launch marketing bot platform

Marketing and sales company HubSpot today announced it has acquired bot creation platform Motion.ai . Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will bring bots to HubSpot’s more than 34,000 customers for the first time. “We are going to bring the two products together and make sure that it comes as part of the…

Tech

Google Home Mini will reportedly sell for $49

Google is reportedly planning to release a new miniature version of its Google Home smart speaker. Just like the Google Home, the Home Mini will come with Google Assistant inside to schedule tasks, control smart devices, and play music. The new device will cost $49, according to information shared with Droid-Life. At $49, the speaker…

Tech

Veteran virtual assistant maker Next IT opens data libraries to developers

Longtime digital assistant maker Next IT today announced it will open its data libraries and toolsets to businesses and developers interested in building richer conversational experiences. Whereas many companies — including leaders like Google and Amazon — have been offering AI assistants or bots for a few years, Next IT has been working with large…

Security

Metacert to launch cryptocurrency wallet phishing protection for Slack

EXCLUSIVE: Security bot Metacert , which protects against cryptocurrency phishing in chat apps like Slack, will soon be able to scan for, and flag, malicious cryptocurrency wallet addresses. The new feature will be available in early October, along with a web browser add-on for the same purpose. The ability to have a wallet to get…

Tech

Slack VP: Shared channels could lead to business bots that speak to each other

EXCLUSIVE: Shared channels that allow two businesses to share a workspace in Slack was made available for the first time Tuesday , bringing businesses that collaborate closer together — but that could just be the start. In an interview with VentureBeat, Slack VP of product April Underwood said shared channels could be a precursor to…