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Facebook Workplace Gets More Businesslike

Facebook on Tuesday added a new tool to help companies tie Workplace, its social network for businesses, with other applications that they already use. The move is another sign that Facebook fb , which claims more than 1.1 billion active users of its free social network, wants to branch out from its dependence on advertising…

http://fortune.com/2016/12/06/facebook-workplace-business/

Facebook at Work Could Be Reporting for Duty Soon

Facebook at Work is about to report for duty. The social networking company’s long-awaited foray into business applications will formally debut in London on October 10, according to tech site TechCrunch. The news site further noted this would be Facebook’s first major product launch to take place outside the United States. Thus far, Facebook is…

http://fortune.com/2016/09/29/facebook-at-work-debut/

Messaging Bots May Soon Invade Your Inbox

If messaging software startups like Slack and Kore have their way, bots will become far more common in the not-so-distant future for organizing and prioritizing workplace communications. Only the messages won’t just come from other humans–they’ll be generated by software applications and Internet-connected machines that need to share important updates. Chat “bots,” simple apps programmed…

http://fortune.com/2016/03/29/messaging-bots-slack-kore/

Microsoft’s Chat Bot Was Fun for Awhile, Until it Turned into a Racist

Microsoft’s latest experiment in real-time machine learning, an AI-driven chat-bot called Tay, quickly turned to the dark side on Wednesday after the bot started posting racist and sexist messages on Twitter in response to questions from users. Among other things, Tay said the Holocaust never happened, and used offensive terms to describe a prominent female…

http://fortune.com/2016/03/24/chat-bot-racism/

Yahoo Considering Deal to Run Facebook Ads in Tumblr

Yahoo’s integration of Tumblr, which it acquired in 2013 for $1.1 billion, has not gone as smoothly as either company was presumably hoping it would. After a brief honeymoon, the web giant began trying to generate some revenue from the network but appears to have mostly failed. In a recent securities filing, Yahoo said it…

http://fortune.com/2016/03/18/yahoo-tumblr-facebook/