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.
Line has released two new APIs that enable the messaging platform to better engage users without leaving the app. The Messaging API allows three new message types for chatbots to use. Line Notify allows third party services to send information to Line users directly within the Line platform.
CloudRail has released a new Unified Messaging API for deploying chatbots and other conversational user interfaces (UI). The API provides a unified interface bundling Facebook Messenger, Line, Telegram, and Viber together so that developers can deploy chatbots across these platforms.