Tag Archives: Facebook

  • Copying Snapchat shows Facebook’s lack of innovation

    Facebook’s latest moves take yet another page from Snapchat, and the company may need to figure out how to become innovative again. Playing catch-up with competitors is a good thing but it doesn’t replace Facebook building new features that users can’t get anywhere else. “Facebook needs to understand what their second act is going to […]

  • FACEBOOK ‘MISLED’ EU REGULATORS OVER ITS TAKEOVER OF WHATSAPP

    Facebook misled European Union regulators over its 2014 takeover of WhatsApp, European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said Tuesday. At issue is the company’s recent linking of Facebook and WhatsApp user accounts, something that it had previously told the Commission it would not be able to automate reliably. The acquisition, announced in February 2014, won […]

  • Publishers can soon insert ads 20 seconds into Facebook videos

    Facebook is about to turn up the volume on its video competition with YouTube. Videos on the social network can soon include mid-roll advertisements, allowing publishers to finally start making money from their videos, Recode reported Monday. Unlike YouTube where ads run prior to the video and can be skippable after 5 seconds, ads within […]

  • Facebook just fixed a major battery-draining bug

    Facebook says it’s fixed a glitch in its Messenger app on Android that was causing major battery issues. Users had complained about the app draining their phone’s battery in a matter of hours, even if they weren’t actively using it. David Marcus, vice president of messaging products on Facebook, acknowledged the problem on Twitter Monday […]

  • Facebook, Microsoft, and IBM Leaders on Challenges for AI and Their AI Partnership

    Late last month, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft announced that they will create a non-profit organization called Partnership on Artificial Intelligence. At the White House Frontiers Conference held at Carnegie Mellon University today, thought leaders from these companies explained why AI has finally arrived and what challenges lie ahead. (Also read the White House’s […]

  • Facebook launches social events app in the hopes of replacing your calendar

    Facebook is harnessing the power of its events feature as part of a new standalone app that lets users discover things to do in their city, and around the U.S. The “Events from Facebook” app is available now for iOS, and is heading to Android soon. When you open the app, you can immediately see […]

  • FACEBOOK LAUNCHES SOCIAL EVENTS APP IN THE HOPES OF REPLACING YOUR CALENDAR

    Facebook is harnessing the power of its events feature as part of a new standalone app that lets users discover things to do in their city, and around the U.S. The “Events from Facebook” app is available now for iOS, and is heading to Android soon. When you open the app, you can immediately see […]

  • Facebook Unveils Surround 360, an Open Source 360-Degree 3D Video Camera

    Taking video recording to the next level, social media giant Facebook unveiled its own 360-degree stereoscopic 3D video camera at the two-day F8 developer conference underway at Fort Mason in San Francisco, California. The company calls this new device the Facebook Surround 360, and this summer, it will give away for free both the camera’s […]

  • Facebook Login is coming to save your Apple TV from text input woes

    You won’t have to rely on that awkward on-screen keyboard much longer. The new Apple TV has earned plaudits for its cutting-edge interface, but text input isn’t exactly its specialty. Entering login information using that on-screen keyboard is cumbersome, but help is one the way from an unlikely source – Facebook. The world’s largest social […]

  • Facebook’s transformation into a mobile company is complete

    Investors are likely to be happy with Facebook’s third-quarter earnings results, which were announced this afternoon. All of the company’s most important metrics — from the number of people who use its service to how much money it makes — beat expectations. Wall Street might also appreciate something else shown in the report: Facebook’s efforts to become […]

  • Facebook debuts streaming-focused ‘music stories’

    It’s been a while since the world’s largest social network gave any attention to music, but today it’s making another attempt. Facebook introduced a new post format today called “music stories” that allows its users to listen to 30-second previews of songs their friends share from Apple Music or Spotify. People who like what they […]

  • Facebook is taking on Google Now

    Facebook has become more like Google Now after revamping notifications to make alerts more useful and personalised – in the US, at least. The social network’s apps now serve users with card-based notifications displaying sports scores, TV reminders, and important updates from their friends. There will also be optional location-specific alerts, such as the weather, […]