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Facebook Inc. has set up a subsidiary in Hangzhou, located in China, a nation where the social media giant’s site remains blocked for ten years. As per a filing seen on China’s National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System by Reuters, the Facebook Chinese subsidiary was approved recently on July 18. “We are interested in setting up an ‘innovation hub’ in Zhejiang to support Chinese developers, innovators and start-ups,” commented Debbie Frost, a Facebook spokesperson, pointing towards the Chinese province where Hangzhou is ...
Facebook Inc. enters the club of tech companies developing their own artificial intelligence (AI) chip. The social network giant hired Shahriar Rabii as its Vice President and Head of Silicon this month, reports Bloomberg. He will probably report to Andrew Bosworth, the company’s Head of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Facebook now follows the footprint of the Silicon Valley suite building own chips. The tech cluster comprises of iPhone maker Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, pioneer of Prime culture, Amazon.com Inc. and Chi...
Back in 2017, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg envisioned augmented reality (AR) as a future of technology, while addressing developers at the Annual F8 Developer Conference (F8). With over 2 billion active users on Facebook, let us peek though the evolution of its AR platform. Zuckerberg was fascinated by the augmented reality concept right when he was first exposed to Oculus Go headset. He said, “I used to think that glasses were going to be the first mainstream augmented reality platform,” at his keynote at F8 in 2017. Contradicting h...
The world’s largest social network, Facebook which prides 2.2 billion users has announced its intention to shut down three of its apps for failing to meet with projected expectations. The apps: Moves, Hello, and TBH had failed to gain traction and will cease to exist in the coming weeks, Facebook disclosed in a press release yesterday. Moves, Hello and TBH will be collapsed at disparate times and Facebook says it will delete all user data on the different apps within 90 days. According to TechCrunch, Facebook Hello app which suffer...
Facebook’s private data for its European users may not have been obtained by Cambridge Analytica. This is coming on the heels of criticisms triggered by a scandal of great consequence which sparked global outrage as the social media giant continues to tackle and defend. According to Stephen Satterfield, a privacy policy director at Facebook, while speaking to the European Union parliamentarians in a hearing on Monday, he said: “the best information we have suggests that no Facebook EU data was shared by Dr. [Aleksandr] Kogan with Camb...
Facebook Inc. has introduced a new tool, Brand Collabs Manager for helping the content creator community. The new collaboration tool aims to facilitate an effortless connection between content creators and brands. Facebook’s new branded content collaboration will enable creators to grow their audience base and hence earn more money. The social media giant’s new collaboration tool Brand Collabs Manager is a sort of two-way search engine platform for advertisers and content creators. Here the tool highlights each creator’s audience dat...
The founding father of virtual reality, Jaron Lanier does not consider Facebook and Google as social network platforms. Rather he labels these tech giants as behavior modification empires. At the TED2018 in Vancouver, Canada, Lanier spoke about the rise of digital culture and how it has gradually turned into a haunted vision. He commenced the session with, “so we talked about extinction as being one and the same as the need to create an alluring, infinitely creative future. And I still believe that that alternative of creativity as a...
Before now, Facebook had dominated the social landscape the most frequently used and popular social media platform among youths in America –that’s no longer the case now, according to recent studies. A survey released by Pew Research Center on Thursday show that 51% of U.S. teenagers (ages 13 to 17) now use Facebook, making it the fourth most frequently used social media platform, after YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat. The survey, which is the research team’s first since 2015 indicates a shift in teens’ social media use based on how ...
WhatsApp is banning anyone under 16 years old from using the app in Europe. As spotted by Reuters, it’s raising the age limit by three years in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which goes into effect on May 25, 2018. “If you live in a country in the European Region, you must be at least 16 years old to use our Services or such greater age required in your country to register for or use our Services,” WhatsApp’s new Terms of Service say. “In addition to being of the minimum required age to...
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018, gives 1.9 billion users more power over their personal data. For weeks, Facebook has been scrambling to become GDPR compliant so it won’t lose out on the $1 billion per quarter in advertising revenue. Turns out, Facebook is planning to try and exempt all users outside the US and Canada (who are currently subject to regulations that may apply to the company’s foreign headquarters in Ireland) to make an end-run around the privacy regu...
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