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Created by veterans of Siri, Apple, Google, TechCrunch, and Yahoo! Messenger, Emu understands messages and adds "magic buttons" for scheduling meetings, making restaurant reservations, buying movie tickets, and sharing location in real time.
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emu™ today announced immediate availability of its free Google® Android® smart texting app, Emu Messenger, at http://emu.is/download.
Emu is an SMS app with a contextual assistant, combining the power of artificial intelligence with location awareness to enhance your conversations with in-line, relevant information and actions. Emu puts coordination at your fingertips, eliminating the need to leave the conversation.
Texting with friends about going to see Gravity? Emu will give you movie times at the theater closest to you. Not sure which movie you're in the mood for? Emu will show you what's playing near home.
Thinking about lunch at Evvia? Emu gives you Yelp reviews, OpenTable info, and can automatically add it to your calendar. Running late? Emu can send your real-time location through its convenient Marco Polo feature. Get a text while you're watching TV reminding you to finish your expense report? Snooze it until you get back to the office – Emu will bring it up when you get to your desk. To see Emu in action, check out our video at http://emu.is/video/2013/10/.
And, there's no need to spam your friends or give out a new number. Emu simply replaces the built-in Messages app for all your SMS and MMS needs – then takes them to a whole new level of convenience and cool.
Founded by a team of industry veterans that include the former VP of Product at Siri® (acquired by Apple®) and the former user experience director of Yahoo!® Messenger™, Emu has the DNA of both these technologies and products, blended in a new and unique way.
Emu (http://emu.is) was founded in 2012 by Gummi Hafsteinsson (formerly with Siri®, Apple® and Google®), Dave Feldman (previously with AOL®/TechCrunch and Yahoo!®), and an experienced team of mobile and machine-learning engineers. The company has received seed funding of $1.5M to date from Kleiner Perkins, TriplePoint Capital, Menlo Ventures, DFJ, and additional angel investors.
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