Here’s how popular Mother’s Day is on Facebook

It turns out Mother's Day isn't just the busiest day of the year for brunch reservations - it produces more Facebook posts in a 24-hour period than any other day as well. In

Published on: May 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Now Canadians can use TransferWise to send money over Facebook Messenger

Now you can add money to the list of things Canadians can send over Facebook Messenger. In another sign of the increasing commercial potential of instant messenging programs, London-based P2P money transfer service

Published on: February 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Juniper predicts more chatbots and fintech in 2017

Ashley Madison users have already unwittingly encountered a great deal of bots, but in 2017 they are going to become more prevalent – and more transparent to the user, according to U.K.-based Juniper

Published on: January 4th, 2017 Gary Hilson

PayPal announces support for Facebook ecommerce platforms

First it was Shopify Inc.; now PayPal Holdings Inc. will be adding its services to Facebook Inc.'s e-commerce platform, the company announced Monday. Effective immediately, U.S. PayPal customers will be able to link

Published on: October 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

North America’s first fintech chatbot is Canadian

There are chatbots for retail and chatbots for checking the weather, so why not a chatbot for fintech? Montreal-based online small business lender Thinking Capital answered that question this week by introducing "Lucy",

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Now Shopify clients can use Facebook Messenger to convert chats into sales

Shopify clients who use Facebook Messenger to reach out to customers will be happy to know they can now use the popular instant messaging app to facilitate purchases too. Starting this month, the

Published on: October 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook combining BBM and Snapchat with new Messenger encryption feature

If Mark Zuckerberg has his way, we'll soon be using Facebook Messenger to check the weather, receive shipping updates, and order pizza. Less enticing, perhaps, is the thought of using the popular instant

Published on: July 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook’s virtual assistant ‘M’ will try to usurp your own customer support

Facebook is launching a trial in Silicon Valley of its new virtual assistant M, but this assistant is more than just the AI offered by Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana - it comes

Published on: August 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Facebook Messenger no longer requires Facebook account

Facebook has completed the segmentation of its instant messaging app from its core social networking service today with the announcement that new Messenger accounts can be created without being a registered Facebook user.

Published on: June 24th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Here’s how Keek plans to make money from its Facebook Messenger partnership

A Toronto-based social network based on 36-second videos sees a new partnership with Facebook as the path to more business-to-business deals and earning money off in-app purchases. Facebook made specific mention of Keek

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Facebook announces Messenger for Business at F8

Facebook is extending its Messenger app into a platform that will support third-party developers and allow businesses to interact with customers via real-time chat, the popular social network announced today during its F8

Published on: March 25th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Facebook changing interactions with Mentions and Messenger apps

Facebook Inc.’s Mentions app is landing in Canada today, allowing public figures to quickly post updates to their pages, to track what users are saying about them, to start a mobile Q and

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Candice So