The pilot program has been created to utilize new features and functionality made available through the RCS standard, such as rich cards and suggested actions and replies-all of which enable more interactive and actionable engagements between brands and their customers. Another Google partner, United Kingdom -based Esendex, plans a demo of the RCS application it has developed for the online supermarket Ocado.
Most industry insiders agree that when it comes to interactive and multimedia-friendly communication, Apple's iMessage is comfortably on top of the list.
In the US, Google is working with Sprint to send RCS messages for 1-800 Contacts, 1-800-Flowers.com, Booking.com, SnapTravel, Subway, and others.
Over the coming months, Google is determined to continue bringing RCS messaging to more businesses in more regions.
NRA opposes new age limits on gun purchases The White House said that it is open to the idea of setting an age limit for the purchase of some assault weapons. Vice President Pence also addressed the Parkland shooting at the outset of his remarks to the CPAC crowd.
Penitent Evans set to reclaim West Brom captaincy The Baggies have gone six games without a clean sheet while it is ten matches since the Terriers kept out an opposing team. Huddersfield would never have thought they would be in a relegation battle after their incredible start to the season.
Reports confirm that Google's RCS platform is already compatible with the existing wireless infrastructure provided by most carrier networks. They say RCS will enable companies to send messages that will let customers make purchases, schedule appointments, find directions, and more directly from within the messaging app.
Several of those businesses are planning to demonstrate what they've been doing so far with RCS during next week's Mobile World Congress 2018 conference and expo, being held in Barcelona from February 26 through March 1. They are now trying to convince businesses to get in on the action after a successful Early Access Program for the business messaging feature. Several mobile phone companies will be there to showcase their latest and upcoming models.
Manufacturers that have signed up to support the company's push for an upgraded messaging service include Alcatel, Intex, Huawei, ZTE, LG, Lenovo, Lava, HMD Global (Nokia), Blu, Multilaser, Mobiwire, Lanix, Kyocera, Samsung, Sony Mobile, HTC, and Pixel.
Google has also been expanding RCS support into other continents over the past year. "Developers choose to build this messaging experience using Twilio because instead of wrestling with variations in APIs and tooling, they can integrate every messaging channel - including RCS - into their applications through one simple API".
Arming 20 percent of them, as Trump suggested Thursday, would mean more than seven hundred thousand people with guns in schools. And I don't understand why I could still go in a store and buy a weapon of war, an AR. "I think it's very hard on children".
Tory MP Peter Heaton-Jones, who represents Keira's family, said the case demonstrated how "more organs means more saved lives". The Labour MP's Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill will now undergo detailed scrutiny by MPs at committee stage.
The Queen has also sought to reduce plastic straw usage at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. I want to do everything we can to restrict the use of plastic straws and we're exploring at the moment if we can ban them.
Ortiz allegedly fled the scene in his auto , but was arrested about four hours later in Kankakee and brought back to Chicago . Yesterday police found his body in a bag with multiple stab wounds and lacerations in the Little Village neighborhood.
Blige , who made Oscar history as the first person to be nominated for both acting and composing in the same year. And from " Call Me By Your Name ", Sufjan Stevens will sing " Mystery of Love ", which he wrote for the film.
Smartphones are typically a lot more expensive outside the US , so customers shouldn't worry too much about the European pricing. Both the 32GB and 128GB storage variants of the smartphone appear to have received a price cut of Rs. 6,000 in the country.
The players' new contract includes maternity leave, which could allow the Lamoureux twins to return for a fourth Olympics in 2022. They had to prove to themselves, to everyone, that they could beat the team that never loses in the Olympics.
Trumaine Johnson is expected to leave in free agency, and it looks like Peters will take over as the Rams' new number-one corner. The Chiefs are expected to trade cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams , according to ESPN .
Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.01% of its portfolio in National Bank Holdings Corporation (NYSE:NBHC) for 19,504 shares. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:PEI) has declined 47.73% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending.
Manila summons U.S. envoy over Duterte 'threat' report
But spokesman Roque said in a statement that Duterte had not declared a revolutionary government nor nationwide martial law. Malacañang has dismissed the USA intelligence community's assessment on the President as "myopic and speculative at best".
Hungary storm to first Winter Olympics gold
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea officially come to a close on Sunday, Feb. 25 with the Closing Ceremony. A medal for Team Canada in the men's 5000 metre short track speed skating relay was not in doubt midway through the race.
EU to double funds for Sahel force
By training African forces, Paris sees an eventual exit strategy for what is its biggest foreign deployment, diplomats said. Mogherini says 176 million euros will come from the European Union budget and bilaterally from individual member countries.
Five-day death toll in Syria rebel enclave tops 400: Monitor
A spokesperson for the Syrian Civil Defence search-and-rescue group said eastern Ghouta was being targeted for "extermination". AHRC calls upon the worldwide community and the Trump administration to save what is left of Syria from further destruction.
General Mills to Buy Blue Buffalo For $8 Billion
If you are reading this story on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US & global copyright and trademark law. Finally, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Blue Buffalo Pet Products by 62.9% in the third quarter.
Ofcom wants to boost full-fibre broadband across the country
Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at Uswitch said: "This focus on future investment alongside strong competition is critical". Openreach must ensure there is space on its telegraph poles for extra fibre cables connecting homes to a competitor's network.
Lee in touch as Korda shoots record 62
Still, the less-than-ideal off-season-and the 27 screws in her jaw-don't seem to be affecting the 24-year-old's game in the least. Brittany Lincicome, victor of the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, posted a 65 and and is in second place at 132.