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Facebook launching PC gaming platform

August 29th, 2016 at 6:06 am » Comments Off

Facebook’s gaming aspirations didn’t stop with Farmville and its $2 billion Oculus VR acquisition. Nope, the social network is also launching a dedicated PC gaming platform today. Said platform will lean heavily on developers using the ubiquitous Unity game engine, according to a release from the company. The partnership’s first project is admittedly developer-centric, but […]



Pinterest is blowing away all social media in one area

June 20th, 2016 at 4:32 pm » Comments Off

Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are some of the largest social media platforms in the world. When it comes to online shoppers, they’re no match to Pinterest.



Messaging apps are bigger than social networks

May 31st, 2016 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

Around the world, users are logging in to messaging apps to chat with friends and to connect with brands, browse merchandise, and watch content. What were once simple services for exchanging messages, pictures, videos, and GIFs have evolved into expansive ecosystems with their own developers, apps, and APIs.



Facebook’s Plan For Virtual Reality Is A Killer App for Social VR

April 17th, 2016 at 8:37 am » Comments Off

What does the the largest social networking company want with a device focused on single user experience? Many eyebrows were raised when Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014. Today at F8, Facebook revealed how it thinks VR will be a rich social tool. During his keynote address, CTO Mike Schroepfer talked about what he calls […]



Zuckerberg shows off Augmented Reality glasses during F8

April 14th, 2016 at 7:11 am » Comments Off

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his 10-year plan for Facebook, onstage at the F8 developer conference. During which he detailed the company’s thoughts on AR and VR and demonstrated a pair of AR glasses that are not yet ready for sale. He also discussed their dedication to live streaming, including a new API  so developers […]



“Surround 360″ Facebook’s open source VR camera

April 12th, 2016 at 5:19 pm » Comments Off

Facebook can now get more 360-degree video and VR content into your news feed and Oculus thanks to its open sourced virtual reality camera made from scratch. Now you can build your own and start shooting. All the parts for this 17 lens camera on a stick can be purchased online, for $30,000 and later […]



Facebook has more than a billion users and 8 billion video views every day

November 6th, 2015 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

Facebook has announced its third quarter numbers, with solid results across the board. Facebook’s monthly active user count (MAU) is now up to 1.55 billion users – up from 1.49b in the second quarter.



How much are you worth to these tech giants?

September 3rd, 2015 at 11:53 am » Comments Off

Internet tech companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Yelp, and Twitter only exist because you, the user, patronize them. HowMuch.net has broken down what one person using the services of these companies is worth to that company.



Facebook’s plan to bring the world internet access with a solar-powered drone

August 5th, 2015 at 9:14 pm » Comments Off

Facebook has built an actual plane.  The 140-foot, solar-powered, unmanned Aquila will serve as a flying Internet hub that will provide Wi-Fi access to parts of the world where connectivity is lacking.  



5 charts that show social media’s growing influence on news consumption

July 17th, 2015 at 1:37 pm » Comments Off

Efforts to draw in readers and court publishers are paying off for Facebook and Twitter as their role in news consumption continues to rise.  



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