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Facebook launches an AR-powered platform for developers

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At Facebook F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his vision for Augmented Reality (AR). Enabling developers to build AR tools for the camera and bring people together in new ways, Facebook launched an AR-powered platform for developers to encourage augmented reality

Facebook’s F8 developer conference: Everything you need to know

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As expected, Facebook unveiled a slew of new features and updates during its big F8 developer conference, 2017. From an all-new AR developer platform to group chatbots to a new virtual reality experience for its main platform itself, here is a recap of

Mark Zuckerberg sold over $1bn worth of Facebook stock in 2016 to fund Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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Following in the footsteps of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also sold more than $1 billion worth of Facebook stock last year to support his philanthropic project, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission

Mark Zuckerberg envisions a new world through Facebook’s lens

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Though Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made it pretty much clear that he has no plans to enter a Political arena, his latest 5000 words’ post is a perfect example of one deftly written political speech. While, Google and Amazon

Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub is investing $50mn for its first batch of 47 research initiatives

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Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan’s non-profit medical research organisation, Chan-Zuckerberg BioHub has announced its first batch of human disease investigators that “will apply the most advanced technologies to support the global fight against infectious diseases.” The organisation would

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires AI-powered search engine startup, Meta

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The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative has acquired an AI-powered research engine startup, Meta to make it easier for researchers to get access to all the content they need in order to work upon some of the most challenging technologies of our time.

Zuckerberg’s 2017 resolution is to meet people not on FB, but in real-life

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Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook is known to take personal and bold yearly challenges. In the previous years, the 32-year old tech titan took the challenge of learning to speak Mandarin or creating a virtual assistant, dubbed

Major tech letdowns of 2016: Projects, products that failed to meet aspirations

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A slew of startling technological advancements struck our world this year- Think of Elon Musk’s Mars Mission, autonomous cars, or LG’s 18-inch paper-thin OLED display which can be rolled up like a newspaper. But the world of technology had its own

Facebook oversteps Adblock, doubles desktop ad revenue in Q3

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Social networking giant Facebook has doubled its desktop ad revenue year-over-year in Q3 to 18 percent, from around 9 percent in previous quarters, and thwarting ad blockers was largely the cause for that boost. “That acceleration in desktop revenue growth

Facebook failed again in acquiring Snapchat-like server, Snow

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Facebook is totally smitten by Snapchat! If we dig the history of Facebook trying to create a clone for Snapchat, we can see how it has made enough alterations to ‘fit in’ just-like Snapchat among youth. It all started with

Facebook expected to announce prisma-like feature in the coming weeks

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Live videos and artificial intelligence are two of the most happening affairs at the Facebook house presently. Now, in an attempt to further boost its Live video, Facebook is coming up with yet another feature to convert these videos to

Facebook’s Workplace is now available to all organizations

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Though 160 million people in India alone are using Facebook throughout the day to do numerous things from stalking people to sharing memories, CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants us to use Facebook at our offices also. Facebook for Work, which was

Everything you want to know from Oculus Connect developer conference

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Though Oculus is synonymous for all the best stuff in VR technology, but after Google’s Daydream view VR headset, Oculus had to roll up its sleeves to reposition itself in the market with its annual Oculus Connect developer conference. Oculus

Zuckerberg gave $300mn in stock over the past month in charity

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When Mark Zuckerberg says something, he makes sure he does it (Some of you might disagree). Atleast, in here he is damn serious. Not so long ago, Zuckerberg had said that ‘I’m gonna give all my money away’ and well

Happy 10th birthday News Feed

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Facebook is celebrating the 10th birthday of its News Feed today. Before News Feed, Facebook was just a mere collection of profiles. But, today, it has become the face of the social networking giant, greeting company’s over 1.5 billion users

SpaceX explosion shatters Zuckerberg’s Internet.org dreams

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When aSpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test at Cape Canaveral, the explosion destroyed not just some satellite but also Mark Zuckerberg’s efforts at making Internet.org a reality. Though there were no injuries involved, the

Facebook testing auto-playing videos with sound turned on

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Social media platforms are currently experiencing video mania with video content forming a major chunk of social networking consumption. New experiments are being tried out every day to catch maximum eyeballs. A move in the same direction is being carried

US is home to 51 richest in tech, 19 hails from China

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When Forbes released its second annual list of the world’s 100 Richest Tech Billionaires, there was a clear message for aspiring entrepreneurs- Silicon Valley isn’t the only harbor to try one’s fortunes in technology, eastern lands are also lush enough

Facebook testing Express WiFi service in India

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Facebook has launched new paid internet service called Express WiFi that allows India’s mobile phone owners in underserved locations to purchase data from local internet service providers in order to access the internet. A pilot version of the program, in

Pokemon Go creator Niantic’s CEO is OurMine’s latest victim

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Hacker group OurMine at its notoriety once again! In another high-profile online breach, OurMine hacked into the Twitter account of John Hanke, the CEO of Pokemon Go creator, Niantic, yesterday. After taking control of the account, the outfit posted a