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“We look at chat, very simply, as a better way to deliver software,” he says.“So to us, customer service and selling items on the web are interesting applications of chat — but they’re only a small subset of the type of experiences we’ll be able to deliver.”In the bot gospel according to Kik, chat is the new distribution mechanism for all things digital — the portal through which we will access businesses, news, entertainment, games, and personal services, as well as one another.
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In the ’90s the city birthed Research in Motion and its Blackberry platform, which briefly dominated the mobile industry. It’s where Kik Interactive, a seven-year-old startup with a mobile messaging app that’s popular among teenagers, began working on a conversational platform for bots two years ago — long before the idea became the hot tech trend of 2016 and the latest leg of Facebook’s march to world domination.
There’s a crowd of bot-platform contenders right now, including giants like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google and upstarts like Slack, Telegram, and Twilio.
A world with a monopoly on bot-powered chat is one in which we’re a lot more likely to get messages we don’t want.
I drive past Pluto Day Care and hang a right at the Esso station, squinting to spy Kik’s sign.