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LinkedIn Redesigns Desktop Website: Chatbots, Search And Messaging Improvements, And More Added

LinkedIn launched its new website with the goal of simplifying user experience and encouraging users to share ideas and engage in conversations. The company stated that everything has been built from the ground up.

Internet

Facebook Announces Startup Garage Incubator At Station F Campus In Paris

Facebook has officially announced that it's among the first Station F partners, opening a Startup Garage incubator at the Paris campus. Station F will open in April, aiming to serve as the world's biggest startup campus.

Business Tech January 18, 2017

Facebook Bought Oculus For $3 Billion, Not $2 Billion: Zuckerberg Discloses Acquisition Details In Trial

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that the virtual reality startup Palmer Luckey had founded, Oculus Rift, was actually purchased for $3 billion. The company is currently facing allegations by ZeniMax’s over its intellectual property.

Business Tech January 18, 2017

Oculus Theft Case: Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify In $2 Billion Lawsuit

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be testifying in a $2 billion lawsuit filed by ZeniMax. The lawsuit alleges that the technology for the Oculus Rift VR had been stolen from ZeniMax by some Oculus employees.

Business Tech January 16, 2017

Facebook To Start Testing Anti-Fake News Tools In Germany

Facebook has announced that it will besting a fake news filtering tool in Germany in the coming weeks. The social media company is under pressure to introduce steps against misinformation that many believe is undermining democracy.

Internet January 15, 2017

BEWARE: Fake Facebook Live Videos Spreading

Facebook Live is being used for spreading misleading information for the sake of likes. Is this the next tool for the dissemination of fake news?

Internet January 15, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg For President? Quartz Comes Up With To-Do List For Facebook CEO's White House Bid

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced his personal challenge to visit all 50 states of the country this year, fueling speculation that he is entering politics in the future. According to Quartz, here are some of the things that the Facebook CEO needs to do in order to have a successful presidential run.

January 15, 2017

Microsoft Acquires Deep Learning Startup Maluuba: Company's AI Efforts Beefing Up

Microsoft announced that it has agreed to acquire Maluuba, a startup in the business of natural language processing and building computers that can think like people. It also employs an AI expert that Microsoft seems very interested to employ.

Microsoft January 14, 2017

Facebook Issues Fix For Messenger Battery Drain Problem

Facebook users have recently complained of battery drainage and heating issues online. David Marcus, VP of Facebook has acknowledged and addressed the glitch, offering a solution.

Apps/Software January 12, 2017

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Taps Former Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe

Mark Zuckerberg has tapped David Plouffe to head the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Aside from steering the organization, the political operative's hiring can help the Facebook honcho realize his own political ambition.

Internet January 11, 2017

Facebook To Start Testing Mid-Roll Ad Format: Expect Clips In The Middle Of Videos Soon

To provide video publishers with revenue for their content, Facebook may soon start testing a new mid-roll ad format that lets creators put clips in the middle of their videos after the 20-second mark.

Internet January 10, 2017

WhatsApp Cuts Down Supported Mobile Devices: Android 2.1 And 2.2, iOS 6, And More No Longer Work

The Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp will no longer work for some mobile platforms as the company said it will focus on widely used operating systems. Windows Phone 7 and iOS 6 users are some of the affected patrons due to the company's decision.

Apps/Software January 3, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 2017 Resolution: Travel To More US States And Talk To More Americans

Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2017 involves traveling to 30 U.S. states and meeting more Americans. While the resolution is tamer than his previous vows, it could actually be more relevant to Zuckerberg's work at Facebook.

Internet January 3, 2017

Facebook Censors Neptune Statue Photo, Says Work Of Art Is 'Explicitly Sexual'

An Italian historian is in a rage after her photo of the Neptune statue from the Piazza del Nettuno in Bologna was censored by Facebook for being 'explicitly sexual' in nature.

Apps/Software January 3, 2017

Facebook 2016 Games Of The Year Unveiled: Gardenscapes, Poker Heat, Naruto Online And Total War Battles: Kingdom

This year, Facebook's multiple gaming platforms connected people in new and improved ways. Here are some of the 2016 Facebook Games of the Year.

Video Games December 31, 2016

Facebook Knows A Lot About Your Offline Habits, Buying Third-Party Data To Serve Better Targeted Ads

Facebook has been steadily purchasing user data from third-party data brokers, including information such as household income estimates, shopping habits, and more to serve better targeted ads. Opting out is not impossible, but it's rather cumbersome.

Internet December 31, 2016

Top 10 Tech News Of 2016: Galaxy Note 7, 'Pokémon GO,' Nintendo Switch, AirPods, Touch Bar, And More

As 2016 comes to a close, let’s take a brief glance at the controversy-addled year, filled with breaches, VR headsets, and exploding Note 7 devices. Here are the biggest tech news of 2016.

Gadgets December 31, 2016

Facebook Acquires The Eye Tribe: How Will The Eye-Tracking Startup Improve The Oculus Rift?

Facebook has acquired The Eye Tribe, which is an eye-tracking technology startup. The social media company made the acquisition to further improve the capabilities of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

Business Tech December 29, 2016

Facebook, Google Dominate List Of Top 10 Apps In US For 2016

According to consumer research company Nielsen, Facebook and Google dominated the list of top 10 apps in the United States for 2016. The report also revealed the top operating systems for smartphones in the country for the third quarter.

Apps/Software December 28, 2016

Google Updates Search Algorithm To Keep Holocaust-Denying Results At Bay

Google announced that it has already taken action against a neo-Nazi websites claiming that Holocaust did not happen. This entailed a recent tweak on its search algorithm but was it effective?

Google December 28, 2016

Facebook Safety Check Triggered By Firecrackers: No, There Was No Bombing In Bangkok

Facebook’s Safety Check feature incorrectly informed Bangkok residents that an explosion occurred in their city, according to reports. Apparently, the Safety Check’s algorithm misread a minor government protest as a full-blown explosion.

Internet December 27, 2016

One Dead, One Injured In Mexican Teenager's Viral Birthday Party

Rubí Ibarra García's quinceañera was marred by accidents. One person died and another was injured in the horse race at the viral birthday party.

Feature | Health December 27, 2016

Thousands Attend Mexican Girl’s Birthday Party After Her Dad’s Video Invitation Goes Viral

A girl's 15th birthday party became a viral Facebook event, after a video was posted publicly. In it, Rubi Ibarra Garcia's father cordially invited 'everyone' to his daughter's quinceañera.

Viral December 27, 2016

Feeling Down? Taking A Break From Facebook Might Help, Says Study

New research shows that taking breaks from Facebook could positively influence people's well-being. The study found a deterministic causality between not spending time on the social networking website for an entire week and feeling better, both affectively and cognitively.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 25, 2016

Facebook Received 27 Percent More Data Requests In H1 2016: Are Governments Keeping A Closer Watch On Netizens?

Facebook has released the number of government requests it received in the first half of 2016. The Global Government Requests Report provides the number of government requests for account information and content restriction the company receives.

Internet December 22, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Is Not A 'Traditional Media Company,' Changes Tone Regarding Fake News

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief, has changed his stance on what Facebook is, having sensed increasing criticism over the unmitigated proliferation of fake news on its site. He now regards it as a media company, albeit not a traditional one.

Internet December 22, 2016

Biggest TV Shows Of 2016 On Social Media: ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Teen Wolf,’ ‘Shadowhunters’ And More

The most popular TV shows on social media for 2016 have been announced. The winners include ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Teen Wolf,’ and new show ‘Shadowhunters.’

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 21, 2016

Facebook Live To Go On Air With Talk Radio: Upload And Listen To Podcasts And Book Readings On Your News Feed

Facebook is launching its newest feature 'Live Audio' today. This feature will allow audio broadcasters such as radio shows, podcasters, and authors to publish content on Facebook's News Feed.

Internet December 21, 2016

EU Investigates Facebook Over $19 Billion WhatsApp Takeover, Alleges Company Provided Misleading Information

Facebook is under fire again after a very tumultuous year. This time, it has to do with allegedly supplying the European Commission false information when it acquired WhatsApp in 2014.

Internet December 20, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Is Teaching His Homemade A.I. Jarvis To Understand Human Language

For his 2016 personal goal, Mark Zuckerberg attempted to build a smart home assistant to help his family, and he did just that. Nicknamed Jarvis, the A.I. can control the lights, music, temperature, and many more in Zuckerberg's home.

Apps/Software December 20, 2016

Facebook Messenger Group Video Chat Rolling Out Globally With Split-Screen, Selfie Masks, And More [Video]

Facebook Messenger just got a new group video chat feature, bringing split-screen, selfie masks, and more. The feature is rolling out worldwide, hitting Android, iOS, and the desktop version, so here's what you get.

Apps/Software December 20, 2016

Honda Gives Pediatric Patients A VR Holiday Experience With Oculus Headsets

Honda teamed up with Oculus Rift to transport pediatric patients to a Christmas village. The activity is part of the automaker's drive to spread joy, especially among children who cannot come home or spend time outside for the holidays.

Wearable Tech December 20, 2016

If Donald Trump Will Really Build A Muslim Registry, Count These Companies Out: Google, Apple, Uber, Facebook, And Microsoft, Among Many Others

Several tech companies have said that they will not participate in the creation of the Muslim registry that President-elect Donald Trump proposed during his campaign. Among the companies are Google, Apple, Uber, Facebook, and Microsoft.

Business Tech December 17, 2016

Facebook Aquila Internet Drone Crashed On Its First Test Flight: Investigation Reveals What Caused The Rough Landing

Facebook's internet-beaming Aquila drone had its first test flight in June, which ended with a crash landing. An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board revealed the cause of the incident.

Internet December 17, 2016

Conservatives Aren't Happy About Facebook's Plan To Fight Fake News: Here's Why

Facebook is going to roll out new features that will help weed out fake news with the help of third-party news agencies. Conservatives, however, are worried that the news outlets that have been tapped to help will be biased.

Internet December 17, 2016

Instagram User Base Grows To 600 Million: Snapchat-Like Features To Thank?

Instagram announced that from last June's 500 million users, the number jumped to 600 million this month or only in a span of six months. Some say copying Snapchat features like video sharing helped the social media platform gain more clients this year.

Apps/Software December 16, 2016

Facebook Taps Fact Checkers To Combat Fake News: Snopes, AP, ABC News, And More

Facebook has now tapped third-party fact-checkers to fight the spread of fake news on the site. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief, now calls the site 'a new kind of platform,' regarding Facebook as more than just a distributor of news.

Internet December 15, 2016

Facebook Messenger 'Originull' Bug Exposed Messages To Hackers, But Facebook Patched The Critical Vulnerability

A critical Facebook vulnerability dubbed 'Originull' exposed the private messages sent and received through Facebook Messenger, security research firm Cynet has found. Facebook has patched the flaw already.

Security December 15, 2016

Facebook Is Thinking About Buying Original Video Content: Why Is The Social Network Considering Such A Move?

Facebook is in discussions to purchase original content from creative partners, including scripted shows, game shows, and sports shows. There is already a lot of video on the social network, so why is the company considering such a move?

Business Tech December 15, 2016

Donald Trump To Hold Tech Summit This Week: Attendees Include Tim Cook, Sheryl Sandberg, Larry Page, Satya Nadella, And More Top Execs

President-elect Donald Trump will be meeting with top tech executives this week in New York City. Among the attendees of the event are Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Business Tech December 12, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Had Plans To Stay In Control Of Facebook And Go Into Government Simultaneously, Lawsuit Reveals

Minority investors have sued Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive over his plans to retain control of the company while pursuing prospects of government service. His proposal has been paused until the lawsuit is resolved.

Business Tech December 10, 2016

Facebook Brings Ghosts Of The Past: Old Photos Come Back To Life With Latest Glitch

If you've been having old photos resurface on Facebook as if they were new, you are not alone. A Facebook glitch brought back ghosts of the past and the company is looking into the matter.

Internet December 10, 2016

Facebook Releases Tool For Custom Photo And Video Frames: Another Page From Snapchat's Playbook?

Facebook is now testing Camera Effects, a platform that will let users create frames that can be used to decorate photos and videos uploaded in the social media network. This is currently available in selected countries and the United States is not one of them.

Internet December 9, 2016

Facebook 2016 Year In Review: The Top Trending Topics Are Mostly Sad, So Maybe You Should Watch 'Chewbacca Mom' Again

Facebook has released its Year in Review report, highlighting the top trending topics globally for 2016. After going through the mostly sad list of topics, you might want to watch the 'Chewbacca Mom' video again.

Internet December 9, 2016

Facebook Is Best Tech Company In Glassdoor's Best Places To Work 2017: Here's The Complete List

According to Glassdoor's list of 50 Best Places to Work in 2017 in the United States, social networking site Facebook is the second best option after Bain & Company. However, it is the best company to work for in 2017 for those in the tech sector.

Business Tech December 7, 2016

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