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After Tay Disaster, New Microsoft Zo AI-Powered Chatbot Struggles To Be Coherent On Kik

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

The Best Mobile Games And App Updates For Halloween 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 Now Has More Than 20,000 Bots, With Users Exchanging 1.8 Billion Messages With Them

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 Platform On The Rise: 300 Million Registered Users And More Than 6,000 Bots Already

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

Parents Be Warned: Kid-Friendly Kik App May Expose Kids To Online Predators

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

Here's A List Of Bots You Can Download From The Kik Bot Shop: Funny Or Die, Vine, Sephora And More

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

Kik Messaging App Opens Up A Bot Shop For Third-Party Developers

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 Introduces Branded GIFs, Initially Partners With WWF And 'Zoolander No. 2'

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

China's Tencent Gives Kik A $50-Million Push To Rival Snapchat And WhatsApp

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

WhatsApp, Kik, Line, Snapchat And Other Best Messaging Apps You Can Use Instead Of Texting

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

Teens Show Thumbs Up to Instagram but Thumbs Down to Facebook

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

More Teens Veer Away from Facebook. Who’s Gaining from This Great Migration of Youngsters?

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 Messenger ready to kick some a$$, boasts 100 mn users

Kik Interactive revealed that its private messaging app has more than 100 million users.

Apps/Software December 13, 2013

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