Former SVP of Product at Foursquare, Noah Weiss has joined Slack to start its New York Office and expand on its search, learning and intelligence group. In his Medium piece, Noah outlines his plans for Slack and why New York has be chosen to be Slack's third office after San Francisco and Vancouver.
Jon Russell reports that Line; one of the leading messaging apps to come out of Asia; is developing a digital butler service. Sources close to the company say that it's a concierge service similar to Magic and users can request to buy almost anything
Zoë Corbyn of the Guardian has a deep dive with the team behind Viv -- a new intelligent personal assistant brought to you by the team behind Siri. In this piece, she talks to Dag Kittlaus, CEO of Viv and how he believe Siri was just Chapter 1 in the quest towards intelligence assistance being ubiquitous in peoples' lives.