Doctor Ben Carson weighs in on South Carolina Republican debate. Fox News video online.
An estimated 28.7 trillion mobile messages will be sent in 2017. These are the mobile chat apps the world uses most.
KIK – Kik messenger – owner: Ted Livingston, Union Ventures, RRE, Spark Capital, Tencent
Active users: 80 million Demographic: North American teens
Use of bots and AI: 80 promotes chat bots
MESSEMGER Owner: Facebook Active users: 800 million Demographoc: Americas-heavy, 16-24 years old
Use of bots and AI: Testing M, an assistant that carries out tasks
WECHAR/WEIXIN Owner: Tencent Active users: 650 million Demographic: Asian, most Chinese, 25-34 years old
Use of bots: Huge list of retail partners
LINE Owner: Naver Corp. Active users: 215 million Demographic: Asia-Pacific and Middle East, 16-44 years old
Use of bots and AI: Reportedly working on a digital butler
WHATSAPP Owner: Facebook Active users: 1 billion Demographic: Latin America, Middle East, Asia, 16-54 years old
Use of bots and AI: none
Forbes video online
Wannabe pick-up artists (Melissa McCarthy, Sasheer Zamata, Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon) put their teachings into action at a bar.. Saturday Night Live – Pick-Up Artist video
Wendy Williams and her hit talk show “The Wendy Williams Show” are on a roll. Wendy is promoting heart health by partnering with WomenHeart and Burlington.
Speaking of health, for Williams, eliminating meat from her diet has changed the game, though she still indulges in her own way: a few shakes of hot sauce. And as Wendy flies high, Wendy says she still wants to get an honorary doctorate. Something tells me it’s right around the corner. How YOU doin’, Wendy?
BARUCH SHEMTOV. Wendy Williams on Fox5NY