#SocialSkim: Facebook Changes the Rules for Bots, Plus 11 More Stories This Week

Social was all about getting down to business this week, as Facebook refreshed the rules and regulations for its Messenger bots, and Instagram made headway in the deployment of its business accounts for brands. We'll also dive into Twitter's newest "ad format," show you all the latest metrics available for Facebook Live videos, and give you the scoop on what platform influen ...Read the full article

Vurb Adds Chat To Its Search App

WeChat dominates China with its messaging hub that lets you shop, call a taxi, and pay bills — all from one app. Now, mobile search startup Vurb wants to bring the monolithic app style to the United States with the help of Tencent, WeChat’s developer which has secretly been an investor in Vurb’s $10 million of funding. Josh Constine sits with Vurb Founder Bobby Lo to talk about upgrades to their social app. Read full article: http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/20/vurbchat/#.liiges:vuQo Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

Yik Yak: Explore Your World

Since the start, we’ve been building Yik Yak to help empower local connections. Today, we’re adding a bunch of features (and giving the app a fresh new look!) to match your fresh new start to the school year. Find out the details: http://blog.yikyak.com/making-your-world-feel-small-again