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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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AI is still a long way from being genuinely intelligent

AI is still a long way from being genuinely intelligent

Written by on April 7, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The news that Facebook and its sister platforms were being forced to do something about ‘revenge porn’ highlighted how early in the life of Artificial Intelligence we actually are. Mr Zuckerberg wrote in one of his famous blogs that ’we are focused on building a community that keeps people safe. That means building technology and […]

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Privacy: court rejects Facebook challenge to 381 search warrants

Privacy: court rejects Facebook challenge to 381 search warrants

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state’s highest court on Tuesday rejected Facebook Inc’s challenge to 381 search warrants to uncover suspected widespread Social Security disability fraud by its customers. By a 5-1 vote, the Court of Appeals said it lacked jurisdiction to hear Facebook’s appeal over warrants obtained by the office of Manhattan District […]

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UK to tell Google, Facebook, Twitter to do more to stop extremism

UK to tell Google, Facebook, Twitter to do more to stop extremism

Written by on March 31, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will tell Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft on Thursday to do more to stop extremists posting content on their platforms and using encrypted messaging services to plan attacks. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Sunday tech companies should stop offering a “secret place for terrorists to communicate”, after British parliament attacker […]

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In the current advertising fiasco, who will weather the storm?

In the current advertising fiasco, who will weather the storm?

Written by on March 27, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook will be hit much harder than Google. Although it is Google that is taking most of the heat in the current boycott of its digital display advertising, it is Facebook that is likely to be hit hardest by this problem. A series of global firms have pulled their advertising from YouTube is response to finding […]

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Apple, Google, others back away from fight over travel bans

Apple, Google, others back away from fight over travel bans

Written by on March 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc are among more than 60 technology companies that appear to have backed away from the legal fight against U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, deciding not to put their weight behind a lawsuit seeking to block the second version of his executive […]

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