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Microsoft buys Wand Labs to enhance chat bots

After scooping up LinkedIn earlier this week for $26.2 billion, Microsoft on Thursday announced it has acquired messaging app developer Wand Labs. Financial terms of the deal were not revealed.

'The Willy Report' digs into automated Mt. Gox Bitcoin trading

If you’ve spent any time on a Bitcoin exchange, you’re no doubt familiar with the term “whale” used to describe wealthy traders. These whales are often credited with inflating the value of cryptocurrency but now we’re seeing evidence that something…

Web bots to blame for $1.5 billion in wasted ad money this year

A new report from online advertising platform Solve Media reveals that 10 percent of all web traffic originates from automated computer bots. These bots, capable of clicking ads that trick publishers into thinking a human saw it, have the potential…