Tag: messaging

Mobile

Cortana will now interrupt your Skype chats

 Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana has finally arrived in Skype. Announced at last year’s Microsoft Build 2016 event, the assistant’s integration was also previewed when the company released an overhauled, Snapchat-inspired version of its mobile messaging app this summer. But Cortana for Skype wasn’t ready at that time. Now, the feature is live, offering users… Read…

Tech

Intercom launches Live Chat for Sales to generate leads at scale

Leads are the most divisive currency in any sales organization. Salespeople always want more leads, and they blame the marketing team when those leads aren’t good enough. The marketing team blames the salespeople for not being able to close the leads they’re given. It’s the oldest story in the book. Today, customer messaging platform Intercom  is…

Start Ups

Slack Gets $250M, Now Valued At More Than $5 Billion

San Francisco-based Slack, the developer of enterprise messaging and collaboration tools, has raised $250M in a giant new funding round, which reportedly values the company at north of $5.1 billion. The funding was led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund, and also included Accel Partners…. (more) READ MORE>> Read full post on silicontap.com

Mobile

Echo’s messaging service may add support for SMS texts from your own ‘Alexa number’

 Amazon appears to be planning an expansion of Alexa’s existing messaging capabilities to support sending SMS text messages to friends using your Echo device or Alexa app. That means Echo users could then text anyone using voice commands, not only other Echo owners. According to code found in the Amazon Alexa app, there are references…

Mobile

Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard

 Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that lets you search for items for sale via a keyboard when you have the messaging app open. Today, the company is announcing some more e-commerce related news: it’s buying the startup that helped build that feature. Viber…