Google’s New AI-Powered Mobile Messaging Play

Google is in the midst of building a new mobile messaging service that will link to its artificial intelligence platform, along with chatbot technology. The link across all those offerings will be a competitive effort to joust with rivals such as Facebook, according to unnamed sources that spoke with The Wall Street Journal. Messaging services number among the more popular offerings in the mobile app arena, with roughly 2 billion users around the globe, according to WSJ, citing Portio Research. The Google duo of Hangouts and Messenger are not staunch challengers to WhatsApp and Messenger, which are owned by Facebook. The Google apps also trail behind Tencent’s WeChat, which has the critical mass of the Chinese consumer. Google must also contend with the fact that some apps — in this case, WeChat — have…


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