Survey: One in Three People Tracks Health, Fitness with App or Device

About a third of internet-connected people worldwide currently track their health and fitness via an online or mobile app or a wearable according to a new survey by Gfk, who conducted an online survey of more than 20,000 consumers aged 15 or older across 16 countries. “These findings demonstrate the attraction that health and fitness monitoring…

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Chatbots Explained: Why Businesses Should be Paying Attention to the Chatbot Revolution

Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the proliferation of messaging apps, are fueling the development of chatbots — software programs that use messaging as the interface through which to carry out any number of tasks, from scheduling a meeting, to reporting weather, to helping users buy a pair of shoes. Foreseeing immense potential, businesses are…

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Wireless Carriers Say ‘Zero-Rating’ Schemes Boost Broadband Adoption

Consumer advocates and Silicon Valley companies have repeatedly criticized broadband carriers for implementing “zero-rating” schemes that reward subscribers for accessing music and video from preferred companies. The carriers accomplish this by excluding material offered by certain companies from customers’ data caps. For instance, earlier this month, AT&T said it would exempt material streamed through the…

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