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News highlights – 18 May

News highlights – 18 May

Written by on May 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 18 May America Movil plans 4.5G launch this year MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Billionaire Carlos Slim’s telecommunications giant America Movil plans to roll out a 4.5G network in Mexico by the end of the year, and gear up for 5G by 2020, CEO Daniel Hajj said at a news conference in Mexico […]

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Facebook is now almost entirely dependent on advertising

Facebook is now almost entirely dependent on advertising

Written by on May 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s growth into a digital advertising power is showing a flip side: The social network is more dependent than ever on the cyclical ad market, even as its rival Google finds new revenue streams in hardware and software. The company reported on Wednesday that 98 percent of its quarterly revenue came […]

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Will Apple and Facebook results justify stock market rally?

Will Apple and Facebook results justify stock market rally?

Written by on May 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple and Facebook may expand their already outsized share of U.S. technology revenue when they report their earnings this week, as investors look for evidence to justify this year’s U.S. stock market rally. The two are the last of the top five U.S. tech companies by market value to release their […]

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Facebook to fight false amplification by Governments

Facebook to fight false amplification by Governments

Written by on April 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures it is taking to combat what it calls “information operations” that go well beyond the phenomenon known as fake news. In a report and summary of […]

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News highlights – 26 April

News highlights – 26 April

Written by on April 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 26 April Pai to reverse net neutrality rules, trouble ahead WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed overturning the landmark 2015 Obama-era net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to certain internet services over others. Read more… Nokia reports slowing […]

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Facebook launches group payments via Messenger

Facebook launches group payments via Messenger

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook group payments are now available through the company’s flagship Messenger application for users in the US. Last week, Facebook group payments in Messenger launched as the company continues its quest to offer its users comprehensive payment options. Partha Sundaram, Product Manager for Consumer Payments at Facebook, stated that “starting today for Android and desktop, you […]

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Facebook gives a sneak peak inside brain to text initiative

Facebook gives a sneak peak inside brain to text initiative

Written by on April 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) – Facebook Inc on Wednesday pulled aside the curtain on a secretive unit headed by a former chief of the Pentagon’s research arm, disclosing that the social media company is studying ways for people to communicate by thought and touch. Facebook launched the research shop, called Building 8, last year to […]

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AI progress seems to stretch from here to eternity (augmented, of course)

AI progress seems to stretch from here to eternity (augmented, of course)

Written by on April 19, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is becoming harder to figure out where we are with AI. At one end of the scale, AI seems to be the answer to, well everything. Demis Hassabis, CEO of DeepMind – now owned by Google – said that ‘step one is to use it to figure out natural intelligence. Step two is to […]

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Wells Fargo is testing a chatbot on Facebook’s messaging platform

Wells Fargo is testing a chatbot on Facebook’s messaging platform

Written by on April 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Company is testing a “chatbot”, an automated program that can communicate with the bank’s customers on Facebook’s messaging platform to give them information on their accounts and help them reset their passwords. The U.S. bank said on Tuesday that it is piloting the virtual assistant with several hundred […]

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News highlights – 17 April

News highlights – 17 April

Written by on April 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 17 April Ant Financial sweetens bid for MoneyGram to clinch deal BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Ant Financial has sweetened its bid for MoneyGram International Inc by over a third, beating a rival offer to gain approval from the U.S. electronic payment firm’s board, although it still faces regulatory hurdles. Read more… Berkshire Hathaway […]

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