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Google+: Down but not out

Posted in Business on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Google+ still limps along with less social shares than even LinkedIn, despite having nearly 200 million more users.

Twitter beats Google for number 2 on top 10 list of Internet IPOs

Posted in Business on 8th Nov, 2013 04:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Twitter is now officially number two on the list of the top 10 internet initial public offerings of all time.

Google patents robot help for social media burnout

Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2013 03:03 AM
by AlexMuller
If maintaining your presence on social media is becoming a burden, Google may be able to help.

Silicon Valley Is Partying Like It’s 1999 Once More

Posted in Business on 30th Nov, 2013 02:18 AM
by AlexMuller
“All business activity is driven by either fear or greed, and in Silicon Valley we’re in a cycle where greed may be on the rise.”

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Posted in Online on 14th Dec, 2013 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.

Facebook and Google are Buying Up the Cables That Carry the Internet

Posted in Online on 18th Dec, 2013 02:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft have been slowly buying up significant portions of the internet infrastructure.

Eric Schmidt admits Google missed on social and says it’s his fault

Posted in Business on 1st Jan, 2014 10:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt looked into the company’s past and said he should have predicted how big social would be.

Google+ Is Getting Harder And Harder To Avoid

Posted in Business on 12th Jan, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Each Google+ update brings Google closer to taking over the social layer of the Internet, potentially at the expense of user goodwill.

Google could still win social, by redefining what social means

Posted in Business on 5th Feb, 2014 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Social is so much bigger than what we’ve defined it: status updates, sharing links, and sharing photos.

WhatsApp reportedly turned down a $10B offer from Google

Posted in Software on 21st Feb, 2014 02:04 AM
by AlexMuller
WhatsApp ended up going to Facebook for a deal worth around $19 billion.

Report: NSA Has Plans To Infect “Millions” Of Computers With Malware

Posted in Software on 13th Mar, 2014 03:53 AM
by AlexMuller
The National Security Agency reportedly has plans to control millions of computers by infecting them with malware.

Facebook buys Oculus Rift:

Posted in Games on 27th Mar, 2014 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
What does this mean for VR?

Facebook drones to offer low-cost net access

Posted in Business on 29th Mar, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has ambitious plans to connect the two-thirds of the world that has no net access, using drones, satellites and lasers.

Twitter redesign looks like Facebook to many tweeters

Posted in Business on 9th Apr, 2014 04:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The redesign will be available to a small group of users initially and will be made available across the whole site "in coming weeks".

First balloons and drones, now dirigibles:

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2014 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The race for a truly world wide web:

Google buys Titan Aerospace to make more drones for Project Loon

Posted in Business on 16th Apr, 2014 03:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s a drone-buying spree, and Google is the latest to make a purchase.

Oculus Rift improves latency so you don’t lose your lunch in VR

Posted in Games on 25th Apr, 2014 02:54 AM
by AlexMuller
The idea of VR has been around for a long time, but it hasn’t been until recently that companies are showing interest in creating a truly interactive virtual reality experience.

Google's Cutting Back on Google+

Posted in Software on 26th Apr, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Hot on the heels of yesterday's news that Google Plus mastermind Vic Gundotra is leaving the company, TechCrunch is now reporting that Google's changing its G+ strategy:

Oculus wants to build a billion-person MMO with Facebook

Posted in Games on 9th May, 2014 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook is hoping for a chance to lead the next big computing platform.

First consumer version of Oculus Rift should hit by 2015

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jun, 2014 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Iribe also revealed that Zuckerberg wants to sell the Rift for as close to cost as possible.

Facebook emotion experiment sparks criticism

Posted in Online on 1st Jul, 2014 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook is facing criticism after it emerged it had conducted a psychology experiment on nearly 700,000 users without their knowledge.

Get ready for virtual reality: here’s why it will soon be our norm

Posted in Games on 10th Aug, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Unless you've been living in a cave this past year, you've probably already heard that Virtual Reality (VR) is coming at us, and fast.

Facebook pushing ahead towards thousands of internet delivering drones

Posted in Hardware on 27th Sep, 2014 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook solar powered internet delivering drones will have the wingspan of a jumbo jet and fly at 17 miles high.

Zuckerberg Reckons 100 Million of You Will One Day Have Oculus Rift

Posted in Hardware on 30th Oct, 2014 10:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Zuckerberg has revealed that he expects it will take only "a few cycles of hardware" before 100 million Oculus Rift headsets have been sold.

Google is catching up to Facebook in social logins

Posted in Online on 10th Jan, 2015 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has long been the social login of choice for many websites and apps. But it seems that Google is starting to climb the ranks.

Computers 'judge personality better than friends'

Posted in Software on 13th Jan, 2015 07:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Computers can be better at predicting our personality than our friends and family, an experiment with tens of thousands of volunteers has indicated.

Zuckerberg’s 3 predictions for what social networks will look like in 10 years

Posted in Online on 15th Jan, 2015 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
"you can imagine that there will be another platform, which is even more natural and even more built into our lives than mobile phones."

Facebook's New Venture: VR Apps

Posted in Software on 18th Feb, 2015 05:18 PM
by AlexMuller
It was only a matter of time that Facebook would start to develop its own VR apps. The only question remains, what is the purpose of these apps?

In the race between Google and Facebook over global connectivity, everyone wins

Posted in Business on 5th Mar, 2015 09:21 PM
by AlexMuller
There are still 4 out of 7 billion people in the world who are not online.

Facebook will soon support 360-degree videos in the News Feed & on Oculus

Posted in Online on 26th Mar, 2015 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Today Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will soon support 'spherical' 360-degree videos in its Newsfeed.

Signs That Virtual Reality and Crowdfunding Are Going Mainstream

Posted in Software on 6th Apr, 2015 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Exciting developments have happened in technology in the past few weeks. Here is some context:

Facebook rolls out free video calls for its Messenger mobile app

Posted in Online on 28th Apr, 2015 08:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has added free video calls to its Messenger mobile app in a move pits Facebook against already established video chat services, such as Facetime, Skype and Hangouts.

Millennials have a clear favorite when asked which tech company is their 'ideal employer'

Posted in Online on 24th May, 2015 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Millennials overwhelmingly want to work in tech more than any other sector. And nearly 20% say Google is their ideal employer.

OculusVR buys computer vision startup to help the Rift understand the world

Posted in Games on 27th May, 2015 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The Rift understands where you are looking and how you’re moving your body, and now, it may soon understand the space around you.

Facebook CEO says telepathy is coming after virtual reality

Posted in Online on 1st Jul, 2015 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Zuckerberg shares his predictions for the future in a crowdscourced interview.

Nearly half of Facebook’s users only access the service on mobile

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2015 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Today Facebook revealed that it now has more than 1.49 billion monthly active users, 655 million of whom only access Facebook via a mobile device.

Ice bucket challenge: What's happened since?

Posted in Online on 4th Aug, 2015 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
In what has been described as the world's largest social media phenomenon, more than 17 million people uploaded videos to Facebook which were then watched by 440 million people.

Facebook offers free education software in US

Posted in Business on 5th Sep, 2015 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has taken its first steps into the education market with software that it claims allows children to learn at their own pace.

Facebook’s Like Buttons Will Soon Track Your Web Browsing to Target Ads

Posted in Business on 20th Sep, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook’s 'Like' buttons have been logging data on our browsing for years; now the company will start using that data to target ads.

Facebook will use satellites to bring broadband to large parts of Africa

Posted in Business on 5th Oct, 2015 09:29 PM
by AlexMuller
In its latest effort to open up Internet access to developing markets, Facebook has partnered with French satellite company Eutelsat Communications.

Facebook’s Drone Team Is Collaborating with Google's Balloon Project

Posted in Online on 8th Oct, 2015 11:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The companies are collaborating on efforts to use balloons and drone aircraft to expand internet access unconnected four billion people.

Facebook to share AI advances in image understanding

Posted in Online on 4th Nov, 2015 12:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook hopes artificial intelligence will be able to help blind people 'see' images by enabling our computers to distinguish what is in a picture.

I’m going to make artificial intelligence that predicts what happens in videos

Posted in Software on 10th Nov, 2015 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Yann Lecun, Facebook's director of AI, reveals his ideas for the future of AI in an interview with New Scientist.

Facebook says its object detection tech has improved by 60% in one year

Posted in Software on 19th Dec, 2015 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook placed second in the 2015 Microsoft Common Objects in Context image recognition competition, after Microsoft Research.

How Facebook and Google’s Plans to Boost Internet Access Advanced in 2015

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
3.2 billion people in the world are now online, the UN estimated late in November. That leaves 56.6 percent of the human race unconnected.

Google is hard at work on a next generation chatbot

Posted in Online on 29th Dec, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Many people consider Google Now to be the best virtual assistant. Building A.I into a messaging platform makes a world of sense for Google.

Google Loon and drones could connect the remaining 4 billion

Posted in Online on 3rd Jan, 2016 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The total number of mobile Internet users is forecast to rise at a pace of 2% annually through 2020 unless new methods of accessing the Internet are introduced.

The Rift is expensive: Oculus founder: We are not making money on $599 Rift; it's obscenely cheap

Posted in Games on 6th Jan, 2016 10:16 PM
by AlexMuller
$599 to get the top-tier VR equipment in addition to the cost of a PC, and that has a lot of consumers feeling priced out of the market.

Google now has a boss for its virtual reality business to take on Oculus

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2016 11:17 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the execs behind Google Cardboard, will head up the company’s virtual reality team.

Google's project skybender is another internet-firing drone

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Both Facebook and Google have been testing aerial devices that would be able to provide reliable wireless internet access in remote locations.

Google plans to release a Cardboard successor like Samsung’s Gear VR this year

Posted in Hardware on 8th Feb, 2016 02:51 PM
by AlexMuller
In November, Samsung released the Gear VR in collaboration with Facebook’s Oculus VR.

Mark Zuckerberg: VR can become the most social platform

Posted in Games on 23rd Feb, 2016 04:12 AM
by AlexMuller
“Pretty soon we’re going to live in a world where everyone has the power to share and experience whole scenes as if you’re just there, right there in person,”

Facebook lets blind people understand photos with the help of AI

Posted in Software on 5th Apr, 2016 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook is launching a system which can "read" photos and tell visually impaired people what appears in them.

Three trends that are driving the chatbot revolution

Posted in Software on 14th Apr, 2016 07:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Three intersecting trends help us understand why the the chatter around chatbots is everywhere.

YouTube live-streams in virtual reality and adds 3D sound

Posted in Online on 18th Apr, 2016 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Google said select concerts from California's Coachella festival would be the first to use the virtual reality facility.

Update for Oculus Rift won't let you port exclusive games to Vive

Posted in Software on 22nd May, 2016 11:32 AM
by AlexMuller
VR fans are showing their frustration at Facebook's anti-consumer business practices.

Google reports trillions of mobile searches per year, adds more location-based features to AdWords

Posted in Online on 25th May, 2016 05:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The competition for mobile advertising dollars that exists between Facebook and Google is about to become even more fierce.

Facebook Connectivity Lab's internet-beaming drone completes first test flight

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2016 02:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A solar-powered drone designed to bring internet access to some of the 1.6 billion people living in remote locations.

Negative experiences on Facebook linked to increased depression risk in young adults

Posted in Online on 12th Sep, 2016 09:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Online social interactions could have important consequences for mental health.

Everything Oculus announced today: Touch controller launch date, social VR, the VR web, more

Posted in Software on 8th Oct, 2016 05:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Oculus wants maintain momentum, as Google showed off Daydream and Sony moves closer to the release of PlayStationVR.

'VR is going to leap ahead over the next 5 years.'

Posted in Games on 10th Oct, 2016 12:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Oculus has predicted that the boundaries between VR and the real world will blur as advancements in eye-tracking and optics create worlds that merge with our surroundings.

Facebook passes 1 billion mobile-only monthly users

Posted in Business on 3rd Nov, 2016 01:28 PM
by AlexMuller
In its third quarter 2016 earnings announcement today, Facebook revealed it now has 1.79 billion monthly active users.

Oculus, Sony, Google, and more launch virtual reality advocacy group

Posted in Software on 8th Dec, 2016 12:10 PM
by AlexMuller
The GVRA will focus on creating an environment where hardware and software meets guidelines in an effort to increase adoption of VR.

Oculus's Jason Rubin on VR: 'The next 12 to 24 months are where the real creativity is going to happen'

Posted in Business on 26th Dec, 2016 09:57 PM
by AlexMuller
'I don't think we’ve quite struck gold yet when it comes to the content that consumers want to buy for VR'

Samsung confirms it sold 5 million Gear VR mobile headsets

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jan, 2017 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
It confirms that mobile VR is accounting for the bulk of the market so far, in contrast to PC-based VR hardware.

Startup raises $679,000 to rebuild ancient sites in VR

Posted in Software on 30th Jan, 2017 06:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Archaeology isn’t an easy job, but it becomes easier in virtual reality, where you can walk around ancient buildings as if they were still there.

Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case

Posted in Business on 2nd Feb, 2017 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A US court has awarded $500m (£395m) to a firm which sued Facebook and other defendants over the use of its virtual reality technology.

Virtual Reality’s breakout 2016 saw 6.3 million headsets shipped

Posted in Hardware on 5th Feb, 2017 08:10 PM
by Alex Muller
A report from market research firm Super Data offers new estimates for the market size of virtual reality in 2016, suggesting 6.3 million VR headsets were shipped in 2016.

Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

Posted in Business on 24th Feb, 2017 04:40 PM
by Alex Muller
The video game publisher that won a case against Facebook-owned Oculus has asked a judge to block the firm from using its code in virtual reality products.

Virtual Reality Hardware predicted to earn $3.6 billion in 2017

Posted in Games on 25th Feb, 2017 04:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Virtual reality is ready to grow.

VR undersea adventure The Blu becomes a museum exhibit

Posted in Software on 6th Mar, 2017 07:39 PM
by Alex Muller
The immersive adventure makes you feel like you are underwater, exploring the ocean and its different habitats.

Facebook team working on brain-powered technology

Posted in Science on 20th Apr, 2017 05:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains.

Will the first tech to replace smartphones be controlled with our brains?

Posted in Business on 2nd May, 2017 06:48 PM
by Alex Muller
When you can display virtually anything onto the world around you, the need for physical displays is essentially erased.

More than 5% of Facebook’s workforce deals with AR and VR

Posted in Business on 8th May, 2017 12:20 AM
by Alex Muller
Two pieces of information from Facebook sources have given us new insight into the division of labor inside the social media giant.

Facebook and Google had 99% of online ad growth

Posted in Business on 28th Jul, 2017 04:15 PM
by Alex Muller
Facebook’s and Alphabet Inc.’s Google took 99% of the online ad industry’s growth last year, according to Pivotal Research.

Britons will get right to delete online past, minister says

Posted in Business on 9th Aug, 2017 05:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Individuals will have more control over their data by having 'the right to be forgotten' and ask for their personal data to be erased.

Facebook introduces new video service

Posted in Business on 11th Aug, 2017 04:44 PM
by Alex Muller
Social media giant Facebook has made a move into dedicated video, pitting it against YouTube and TV networks.

Amazon, Google, and Facebook join $300 million pledge to support computer science education

Posted in Business on 26th Sep, 2017 11:10 PM
by Alex Muller
Tech heavyweights pledged to commit $300 million to funding K-12 computer science programs in the U.S.

Oculus announces $199 Oculus Go standalone headset

Posted in Hardware on 11th Oct, 2017 07:46 PM
by Alex Muller
'It’s the most accessible VR headset yet'

Facebook’s head of Artificial Intelligence wants us to stop using the Terminator to talk about AI

Posted in Software on 28th Oct, 2017 06:42 AM
by Alex Muller
Yann LeCun chats about super-intelligent AI and the future of virtual assistants.

Facebook’s facial recognition now finds photos you’re untagged in

Posted in Online on 19th Dec, 2017 10:23 PM
by Alex Muller
The feature should give people confidence that there aren’t pics of them floating around Facebook that they could see but just don’t know about.

Facebook bans all cryptocurrency ads

Posted in Business on 31st Jan, 2018 04:20 AM
by Alex Muller
Facebook has said it will block any advertising promoting cryptocurrency products and services.

Oculus co-founder is leaving Facebook after cancellation of 'Rift 2' headset

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Oct, 2018 08:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Iribe is leaving Facebook after the cancellation of the company’s 'Rift 2' PC-powered virtual reality headset.

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