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Google working on new, smarter messaging app

  • Google is building a
    new mobile messaging application to better compete with rival services such as
    those offered by Facebook Inc, The
    Wall
    Street Journal
    reported.
  •  
  • The new service would
    tap into Google’s artificial intelligence know-how, integrating chatbots, or

    • Google is building a
      new mobile messaging application to better compete with rival services such as
      those offered by Facebook Inc, The
      Wall
      Street Journal
      reported.
    •  
    • The new service would
      tap into Google’s artificial intelligence know-how, integrating chatbots, or
      software programs that answer questions, inside a messaging app, the
      Journal reported, citing people familiar
      with the matter.
    •  
    • The new app will
      enable users to text friends or a chatbot, which will search the web and other
      sources for information to answer a question.
    •  
    • It is unclear when
      the service will be launched, or what it will be named, the report said.
    •  
    • Google declined to
      comment.
    •  
    • Popular messaging
      apps include Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger services, and Tencent Holdings
      Ltd’s WeChat, while Google has a service called Hangouts.

     

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