Our API directory now includes 239 messaging APIs. The newest is the Parseco API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twilio SMS API. We list 169 Twilio SMS mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of messaging APIs.
Messaging service Kik launched a cryptocurrency called Kin through a near-$100 million initial coin offering (ICO) last September, and now its Kin Ecosystem Foundation will give as many as 25 developers up to $3 million in Kin to bolster the cryptocurrency's ecosystem as part of a new program.
Microsoft has made a number of important announcements throughout the first two days of the Microsoft Build Conference including the launch of the Microsoft Bot Framework (preview), the launch of Microsoft Cognitive Services (preview), and the addition of Cortana and chatbots to Skype.