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Kofera Raises Pre-Series A Round and Reveals their Next Plans

Kofera’s landing page/ Kofera

Kofera announced their Pre-Series A round led by MDI Ventures, Telkom Indonesia corporate venture capital initiative based in Jakarta. An early stage company investor and venture fund such as Indosterling Capital and Discovery Nusantara Capital (DNC) participated in the current round. Gunung Sewu, an Indonesia-based Group that operates diversified businesses, also reportedly joined the other three company for Kofera’s undisclosed Pre-Series A round.

Kofera, a company that provides automation service for digital marketing, reveals their goal to “achieve sustainable growth.” According Bachtiar Rifai, CEO of Kofera,the funding will support their plans for product development, research, and market expansion.

This is the second round for Kofera as their

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More Than 100,000 Chatbots Are Available on Facebook Messenger

David Marcus delivered his speech at Facebook F8 conference/ Facebook

Facebook Messenger got so much attention at Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, California. One of the important announcements was Chatbots in Facebook Messenger. More than 100,000 chatbots are now available in Facebook Messenger. The number has increased from 33,000 back then in September.

Stan Chudnovsky, Messenger’s head of product, announced that Facebook has 60 million businesses in the ecosystem. A large amount of the businesses are available on Messenger. He also added that the goal for Messenger then is not just to create chatbots but to connect the businesses with their customers.  “Bots are there to make sure threads between

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Facebook Revealed Their Ambition on Augmented and Virtual Reality Technology Development

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, at Facebook F8 conference in San Jose. / Facebook

Other than Facebook Messenger developments, the company also announced their commitments to augmented and virtual reality technology. On his opening speech at Facebook F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg explained about how the camera is the first mainstream augmented reality platform.

Meanwhile, at the end of March, Facebook has just launched Facebook camera. The feature allows user to apply effects like frames and interactive filters on their photos and videos. The company also launched Facebook Stories, enabling Facebook users to taste the same feature as Instagram Stories in Facebook App.

The CEO of Facebook then announced Camera Effects Platform.

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Facebook Messenger is Not Just a Chat Platform

David Marcus introduces M/ Facebook.

Facebook has announced new products and features last week on Facebook F8 conference, including the future of Facebook Messenger. David Marcus, Head of Messenger, has revealed the plan to turn Messenger into “social living room”. With the help of M the company has started to test on another possibility. M is an artificial intelligent assistant that resides inside Messenger.

Previously, Facebook introduced M as a small Artificial Intelligent (AI) experiment that could fulfill almost any request. What started as a test from small percentage of users is now available to users in the US. Facebook has recently launched the service through blog post by Laurent Landowski and Kemal El

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Line Decided to End the Service for BlackBerry and Older Operating Systems Soon

Line Advertisement/ Line

Line has recently announced their decision to end supports for older operating systems. The older platforms are including BlackBerry, Firefox OS, and Nokia Asha mobile platforms. Line will end their supports on July 3, 2017.

The decision is actually the right move for Line since the older services also change their directions. BlackBerry will no longer create device as the company wants to focus in software developments instead. The company also changes their business model and focus to licensing-model. Meanwhile, Mozilla has announced that they are going to end Firefox OS support for smartphone. As for Nokia case, the company has closed the deal with Microsoft and focuses on

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