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  • There’s one big problem right now with Facebook Messenger bots
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    Daniel Robertsyesterday

    There’s one big problem right now with Facebook Messenger bots

    Facebook reported monster second-quarter earnings this week, and at one point on the investor call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed all that the company is doing with messaging. One of Facebook’s big recent efforts to prove that—that messaging can be for a lot more than messaging—is with bots inside Facebook Messenger that use artificial intelligence to talk to you like a person would. Facebook first announced the bots at its big F8 conference back in April, and at the time, it made a big to-do over the rollout.

  • Amazon beats earnings; Barclays shares jump; ExxonMobil’s profit plummets
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    Seana Smithyesterday

    Amazon beats earnings; Barclays shares jump; ExxonMobil’s profit plummets

    The online retail giant beat Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom line, posting earnings per share of $1.78 and revenue of $30.4 billion. Amazon stock is up more than 40% over the past year. Barclays (BCS) – Investors are cheering as the British bank makes progress in restructuring its business to focus on the UK and US businesses.