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Great Overview on the M&A Race for AI: Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple Grab and the Artificial Intelligence Startups they have grabbed

Over 60% of the AI companies acquired in the last 3 years had VC backing. There have been 4 major acquisitions already in 2016.

More than 20 private companies working to advance artificial intelligence technologies have been acquired in the last 3 years by corporate giants competing in the space, including Google, Amazon, Apple, IBM, Yahoo, Facebook, Intel, and, more recently, Salesforce. There have been 4 major acquisitions already in 2016…

Source: Race For AI: Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple Grab Artificial Intelligence Startups

Facebook’s Messenger Bot Store could be the most important launch since the App Store (TechCrunch)

If Facebook announces the “Messenger Bot Store” at F8, as many predict, it would be arguably the most consequential event for the tech industry since Apple announced the App Store and iPhone SDK in March 2008.

Even Steve Jobs could not have foreseen the impact of what he described as “a new application that lets users browse, search, purchase and download third party applications directly onto their iPhone”…

Source: Facebook’s Messenger Bot Store could be the most important launch since the App Store | TechCrunch

State of Connectivity 2015: Facebook’s Report on Global Internet Access (Facebook Newsroom)

State of Connectivity 2015: A Report on Global Internet Access, the second annual study by Facebook, takes a close look at the current state of global internet connectivity, how it has changed since 2014 and how we can use the data…

Source: State of Connectivity 2015: A Report on Global Internet Access | Facebook Newsroom

Facebook Messenger Monetization becoming clearer: Report on Ads coming to Messenger in Q2 (Business Insider)

Facebook plans to start rolling out ads in its chat product, Messenger, in Q2

Source: Report: Facebook Messenger ads coming in Q2 – Business Insider

Wow! WhatsApp has passed the 1 Billion Active User Threshold. Which Telco has 1 Billion users… anyone? (André Cramer)

Congratulations and kudos to the WhatsApp team for achieving this remarkable milestone. The first messaging app/platform which has not been started by one of the internet giants but was born as a true startup.

I am stressing this despite no other messaging service, no matter if startup or bred by an existing tech giant, ever having reached this mark. Facebook Messenger, so to say the sibling service under the roof of Facebook, is closely behind WhatsApp, but then it had all the help and pushing power of the core Facebook service. The most significant support was certainly the forced de-coupling of core Facebook and Messenger and the need to install the dedicated app to continue using chat and messaging in the Facebook mobile experience. Continue reading “Wow! WhatsApp has passed the 1 Billion Active User Threshold. Which Telco has 1 Billion users… anyone? (André Cramer)”

Impressive Q4/15 Reporting: Facebook Climbs To 1.59 Billion Users And Crushes Q4 Estimates With $5.8B Revenue. User Count for Core FB, WhatsApp, Instagram exploding (TechCrunch)

By courting users and ad dollars in the developing world, Facebook continued its growth streak. It hit 1.59 billion users today and crushed the street’s estimates in its Q4 2015 earnings with…

Source: Facebook Climbs To 1.59 Billion Users And Crushes Q4 Estimates With $5.8B Revenue | TechCrunch

Great in-depth Assessment: Inside Facebook’s Ambitious Plan to Connect the Whole World (Jessi Hempel, WIRED)

The stern woman behind the press desk at the United Nations is certain I’ve made a mistake about the person I’m here to see. “Mr. Mark Zuckerberg?” she says. “Who’s he?” ¶ He’s an Internet executive, I tell her. He started Facebook. It’s the second week of the United Nations’ General Assembly. Several hundred reporters crowd into the press holding area. Nearby, on the main plaza, heads of state stroll by. In this place, it seems, Mark Zuckerberg might as well be Mark Smith.¶ She checks her dog-eared schedule, then makes a call, enunciating into the receiver: “ZOO-ker-burg. Mark ZOO-ker-burg.” Silence. “Yes, the Facebook guy.” More silence, during which it occurs to me the UN is like the opposite of Facebook. If it had motivational posters on the wall, they’d read: Move slow and break nothing. Finally, she hangs up and turns back to me. Zuckerberg is on the program after all, she concedes, speaking just before German chancellor Angela Merkel.

A short time later I slip into the back of a two-story amphitheater where Zuckerberg, dressed in a dark suit and a tie, has come to make the case that the Internet should be considered…

Source: Inside Facebook’s Ambitious Plan to Connect the Whole World | WIRED

WhatsApp’s official Opening-Up to a B2C Ecosystem is the logical next Step (André Cramer)

Facebook will remove the WhatsApp annual charge and introduce B2C features for brands to interact with their gigantic user base. This will make life more challenging for those service providers that have been exploiting loopholes and ambiguous terms & conditions to provide brands with communications channels to WhatsApp subscribers.

So now it’s official. The first significant news and updates from Facebook regarding the future of WhatsApp after the acquisition have been announced last week. WhatsApp will start removing its annual charge ($1 or local equivalent) across the different versions of its app. They also stress that in return for removing the annual charge there will be no introduction of 3rd party ads. Instead they open up their ecosystem and officially introduce business-to-consumer use cases. Continue reading “WhatsApp’s official Opening-Up to a B2C Ecosystem is the logical next Step (André Cramer)”

This is a Must-Watch: Scott Galloway from NYU Stern School in a crazy high-speed DLD2016 Presentation on the Gang of Four: Apple / Amazon / Facebook / Google

Scott Galloway, who is a professor of Marketing and Brand Strategy at the NYU Stern School of Business, will discuss “The Gang of Four” (Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon), their victims, and the strategies that led them onto a path to a trillion dollar market cap…

 

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