Facebook hires experts to expand Oculus division in Europe

By on May 23, 2016 at 10:13 AM.

Facebook hires experts to expand Oculus division in Europe

Social networking giant Facebook has hired a team of experts in London to create the first European base for its Oculus virtual reality division, a media report said. The social network has substantially expanded its British team of engineers and developer relations staff in the last six months after acquiring Oculus for $2 billion in 2014, the Telegraph reported on Saturday. More →
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Trending Topics controversy: Mark Zuckerberg meets leading conservatives

By on May 19, 2016 at 3:15 PM.

Trending Topics controversy: Mark Zuckerberg meets leading conservatives

In a bid to ward off accusations of editorial bias against conservative news organizations in its popular 'Trending Topics', Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday hosted a dozen leading conservatives to talk about how Facebook continues to be a platform for all ideas across the political spectrum.

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Mark Zuckerberg to meet conservative leaders over trending topics controversy

By on May 16, 2016 at 1:15 PM.

Mark Zuckerberg to meet conservative leaders over trending topics controversy

Accused of an editorial bias against conservative news organizations in its popular "Trending Topics”, the social media giant Facebook has invited conservative leaders, including outspoken media personality Glenn Beck, to meet CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week. According to Tech Insider, the meeting is scheduled to take place at Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters. More →
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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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