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Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be global social infrastructure

Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be global social infrastructure

Written by on February 17, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision on Thursday of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company’s platform could be the “social infrastructure” for the globe. In a 5,700-word manifesto, Zuckerberg, founder of the world’s largest social […]

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Facebook demonstrates just how serious it is about ‘video first’

Facebook demonstrates just how serious it is about ‘video first’

Written by on February 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook is the company that never sleeps. OK so they were late on mobile, but let’s call that a lesson learned. They seem to have very clear strategies to win at just about every game they are prepared to play. The game plan for the Facebook future is clear: Continuous innovation and sustained domination. Facebook […]

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Texas jury awards Zenimax $500 million in Oculus, Facebook lawsuit

Texas jury awards Zenimax $500 million in Oculus, Facebook lawsuit

Written by on February 2, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A U.S. jury in Texas on Wednesday ordered Facebook Inc, its virtual reality unit Oculus, and other defendants to pay a combined $500 million to ZeniMax Media Inc, a video game publisher that says Oculus stole its technology. The jury in federal court in Dallas found Oculus, which Facebook acquired for about $2 billion in […]

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A third of people would consider Google, Facebook, Amazon for banking

A third of people would consider Google, Facebook, Amazon for banking

Written by on January 12, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roughly one in three banking and insurance customers globally would consider switching their accounts to Google, Amazon or Facebook if the Silicon Valley giants offered financial services, according to a new survey on Wednesday. The survey, conducted by consulting firm Accenture, found that among 32,715 people polled in 18 countries there […]

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Facebook revenue up again, another tale from the advertising wars

Facebook revenue up again, another tale from the advertising wars

Written by on December 22, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

When news comes in that Facebook’s revenues are up – again – it is surely harsh and unfair to do anything except applaud. When news comes in that Facebook’s revenues are up – again – because they have beaten the ad blockers it is, surely, neither harsh nor unfair not to. It also poses a serious […]

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Zuckerberg creates AI system Jarvis, in his spare time, obviously

Zuckerberg creates AI system Jarvis, in his spare time, obviously

Written by on December 20, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Mark Zuckerberg on Monday introduced the world to “Jarvis”, an artificial intelligence system the Facebook chief created in his spare time, which can choose and play music, turn on lights, and recognize visitors, deciding whether to open the front door. Jarvis, named after the virtual assistant in the Iron Man movies, could be […]

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News highlights – 18 December

News highlights – 18 December

Written by on December 19, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 18 December Nokia bags 110 deals for 4.5G roll out in India NEW DELHI: Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia said that it has bagged contracts for the rollout of 4.5G networks with 110 service providers globally, according to reports. Read more… Yahoo security problems a story of too little, too late SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) […]

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Facebook working on using AI to flag offensive material in videos

Facebook working on using AI to flag offensive material in videos

Written by on December 2, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is working on automatically flagging offensive material in live video streams, building on a growing effort to use artificial intelligence to monitor content, said Joaquin Candela, the company’s director of applied machine learning. The social media company has been embroiled in a number of content moderation controversies this […]

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Damned with faint praise – “Facebook is for old people”

Damned with faint praise – “Facebook is for old people”

Written by on November 29, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

“Facebook is part of our social media strategy, but only to keep the old people happy”. Thus spake a marketing executive at an initial meeting for an important consumer launch. Almost as soon as the now ‘established’ social media site announced it was going public we began to fear the worst. The obvious first conclusion […]

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News highlights – 22 November

News highlights – 22 November

Written by on November 23, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 22 November South Korea prosecutors raid Samsung Group offices: Yonhap SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean prosecutors raided the offices of Samsung Group, Yonhap News reports on Wednesday, over its alleged link with Choi Soon-sil, President Park Geun-hye’s longtime confidant who has been indicted for criminal acts. Read more… Proximus to sell mobile […]

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