Microsoft tried and failed with Tay, its chatbot that turned racist and sexist in less than 24 hours before being pulled off the market. The company is now at it again with Zo, a new chatbot looking for friends on Kik, but don't expect any deep conversations.
Microsoft December 6, 2016
Here are the best Halloween updates and spooky titles available in the app stores for iOS and Android.
Apps/Software October 21, 2016
Kik revealed it now has more than 20,000 chatbots currently in its app, with users exchanging about 1.8 billion messages with them.
Apps/Software August 4, 2016
Kik reported a growth rate that makes bigger players in the industry jealous. Ted Livingston, Kik CEO, explained why the company developed at such a rapid pace, and the 6,000 bots in store might have something to do with it.
Apps/Software May 12, 2016
Giving kids a chance to reach out to others anonymously is one thing but exposing them to sexual predators is definitely another. Unfortunately, the kid-friendly Kik app does both without providing actual security.
Apps/Software April 29, 2016
Kik launched the Bot Shop on April 5 and it has 16 bots over three categories. All the bots can be used from within the Kik messenger for easy accessibility.
Apps/Software April 7, 2016
The popular teen messaging app Kik announced the launch of its Bot Shop that allows third-party developers to build automated accounts for its platform.
Apps/Software April 5, 2016
Kik launched branded GIFs for its chat app. Kik does not require companies to open an official account on the platform for using branded GIFs.
Apps/Software February 4, 2016
Tencent, the biggest social media and online entertainment company in China, has just invested $50 million into Canada-based messaging app Kik.
Money August 19, 2015
Messaging apps have gained popularity and are now being used instead of SMS. WhatsApp, Kik, Snapchat and the like also allow the sharing of images, videos, voice and more.
Apps/Software May 24, 2015
Facebook's teen demographic continues to slide, though its site and messaging app still beat out rivals in number of users. WhatsApp and Instagram are proving to be effective safety nets for Facebook.
Internet December 23, 2014
A new report showed that Facebook usage among 13 to 17 year olds has dropped from 95 percent in 2012 to 88 percent in 2014. The younger generation is veering away from the site and moving to other social networks.
Internet December 22, 2014
Kik Interactive revealed that its private messaging app has more than 100 million users.
Apps/Software December 13, 2013