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Mobile Minutes: Google’s smarter messaging app;; Tech giants fall; Twitter

26541Google plans new, smarter messaging app
Google is building a new mobile-messaging service that taps its artificial intelligence know-how and so-called chatbot technology to try to catch rivals including Facebook Inc. in the fast-growing arena, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Why says it’s got a ‘smarter way’ for you to shop online
As college students, Marc Lore and his childhood friend Lakshman “Lax” Chandra toted a good-luck charm when they bet on horses at the Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. Their amulet: a laptop computer.
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Tech giants that fell from grace
In the fast-moving, ever-changing world of technology, life on top doesn’t last forever.
Read more on Wired

Twitter’s Dorsey wants users to be more expressive
Twitter emojis may be just the beginning. When asked during an Ask Me Anything session on Product Hunt about what big changes are in store for the social network, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he’s seeking more ways for the social network’s users to be more expressive.
Read more on USA Today