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🙋 Facebook Messenger just reached 1.3B monthly active users, making it the leader in this space together with Whatsapp.
🚀 Microsoft is launching set of powerful new capabilities in Azure Machine Learningfor developers to exploit big data, GPUs, data wrangling and container based model deployment.
⛔ China has largely blocked WhatsApp messaging app in the country to step up surveillance in its territory.
🎉 Slack Technologies Inc. closed a $250 million funding round led by SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund, giving it more ammunition for expansion in an increasingly competitive market.
💰 Booking.com acquired a tiny software company called Evature, which is based in Tel Aviv and offers natural language and chatbot-related technologies for hotels, airlines, …
📱 WhatsApp will finally let people “unsend” an embarrassing message or image within 5 minutes of it being sent
💡 IBM and MIT will pursue joint research in artificial intelligence and establish a new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab
🤖 Facebook and Microsoft introduce new open ecosystem for interchangeable AI frameworks