Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai to form a foundation named after legendary Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan

By on April 27, 2016 at 10:35 AM.

Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai to form a foundation named after legendary Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, among others, have reportedly pledged to form a foundation in the name of legendary Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. Russian billionaire and founder Yuri Milner held a screening of director Matthew Brown's "The Man Who Knew Infinity", a biopic on Ramanujam, over the weekend at the Silicon Valley, which was attended by the Who's Who of US super-elite, according to a source close to the film's unit. More →
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Kochi boy sells maxchanzuckerberg.org domain to Facebook for $700

By on April 16, 2016 at 1:05 PM.

Kochi boy sells maxchanzuckerberg.org domain to Facebook for $700

A 21-year boy Amal Augustine from Kochi made a small fortune as he sold a domain name to Facebook that was named after Mark Zuckerberg's daughter Maxima. Amal received an email from Sarah Kim of ICONIQ Capital, the company which manages the riches of Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook offered buying the domain name ‘maxchanzuckerberg.org’ which Amal owned and had acquired in December last year. More →
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Facebook shows you how to click selfies in the virtual world with a virtual selfie stick

By on April 14, 2016 at 5:19 PM.

Facebook shows you how to click selfies in the virtual world with a virtual selfie stick

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg at F8 developer conference revealed a 10-year roadmap for the company. The roadmap extensively focused on building Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. Facebook has already introduced AI and VR-based products and features like Messenger bots, Facebook Surround 360 VR camera,  video-tagging, and touch controllers for Oculus Rift among others. On the second day of the F8 conference, Facebook introduced a new VR-based concept that allows users to take selfies in the virtual world. More →
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After photos, Facebook will use AI to automatically tag you and your friends in videos

By on April 14, 2016 at 10:03 AM.

After photos, Facebook will use AI to automatically tag you and your friends in videos

Facebook is betting big on videos playing a major role in social media. With that aim in mind, Facebook has announced that it is working on a feature that will automatically tag you and your friends in videos, TechCrunchreports. Joaquin Quiñonero Candelae, Facebook's director of machine learning, revealed this feature at the ongoing F8 developer conference in San Francisco. More →
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Facebook Messenger Bots: Here’s how to use them

By on April 13, 2016 at 6:37 PM.

Facebook Messenger Bots: Here’s how to use them

At yesterday’s F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco, CEO Mark Zuckerberg officially announced bots for Facebook Messenger to help users easily communicate with businesses. The platform will have a mix of artificial intelligence and human interaction. Facebook also introduced the Bots API for developers. With Facebook Messenger Bots, users can order products online, book travel tickets, directly access content from news publishers and do much more, right from the Messenger. More →
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F8 Conference 2016: What to expect from Facebook’s F8 developer conference

By on April 12, 2016 at 1:10 PM.

F8 Conference 2016: What to expect from Facebook’s F8 developer conference

Facebook’s annual two-day developer conference, F8, begins today. Even though Facebook hasn’t revealed much about its announcements, a few recent developments and reports have given a good idea about what could it be possibly. The F8 Conference kicks off at 10:30PM IST, and you can watch it live on Facebook. In the meantime, here are some key pointes that we expect Facebook to elaborate on tonight at the F8 conference. More →
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Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hold talks on innovation

By on March 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hold talks on innovation

Alibaba Group Holdings's Executive Chairman Jack Ma discussed with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about innovation at the China Development Forum held in Beijing on Saturday. Innovation is an effective way to solve problems with technology, according to Ma. Zuckerberg said innovation was helpful in solving problems in the coming 10 years or more, Xinhua reported. More →
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Zuckerberg in China: Facebook to work with Chinese peers to improve cyberspace

By on March 20, 2016 at 11:45 AM.

Zuckerberg in China: Facebook to work with Chinese peers to improve cyberspace

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg today met a senior ruling Communist Party official in China, which has largest number of Internet users in the world and where the popular social networking website remains banned. Zuckerberg, whose wife hails from China, met Liu Yunshan, member of the powerful Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee. More →
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Oculus Rift announces 30 virtual reality games for the platform

By on March 17, 2016 at 5:05 PM.

Oculus Rift announces 30 virtual reality games for the platform

Oculus Rift, the long-awaited virtual reality is all set to launch later this month on March 28. Ahead of its launch, the company has revealed a list of 30 virtual reality games of different genres that will be available for purchase on the platform. The virtual reality headset will come shipped with sci-fi shooter EVE: Valkyrie and action adventure Lucky's Tale, whereas other games will be sold separately. More →
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Facebook working on a software to build dictionary of slangs

By on March 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Facebook working on a software to build dictionary of slangs

Facebook is reportedly working on a software that will be capable of building a dictionary of slang terms used on the social networking website. The software will scan for unique words used in Facebook posts and comments, and determine if these words have a particular meaning among a small group of people, reported The Verge. More →
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