Advice for Snapchat from the world’s first Pokémon Go master — TechCrunch

Snapchat has decided it’s time to make money. The company recently launched a massive expansion of its advertising, as well as an API that will make it easier for advertisers to buy ads. Given Snapchat’s aspirations to go public, turning on the money spigot is a necessity. But for a company that prides itself on…

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Olympic athletes can now also compete at Pokemon Go after the game launches in Brazil — Quartz

Finally, some good news for Olympic athletes in Rio: They can now play Pokemon Go. The smash hit game launched in Brazil late Wednesday (Aug. 3), following an appeal from city mayor Eduardo Paes to release Pokemon Go in time for the games. Pokemon Go creator Niantic took to Facebook to announce they would “officially…

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As bots multiply, get ready for ‘bot stores’ — VentureBeat

GUEST: If you live and breathe technology, you’re probably hearing a lot about chatbots lately. It seems they are everywhere, and every startup and big company is working on its own bot. Top messaging platforms are opening their doors to bots as well — from Telegram, WeChat, and Slack to the recently announced bot platforms…

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