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The danger behind the algorithm economy

January 6th, 2017 at 4:04 pm » Comments Off

A few months ago The Washington Post reported that Facebook collects 98 data points on each of its nearly 2 billion users. Among this 98 are ethnicity, income, net worth, home value, if you are a mother, if you are a soccer mom, if you are married, the number of lines of credit you have, if […]



The top five battlegrounds for tech platforms in 2017

January 4th, 2017 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Large platform companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft want to provide the operating system for our lives, and they will fight hard in 2017 to establish their foothold in the emerging technologies we will likely come to rely on in the future. Who will succeed?



AI: A five-point plan to stop the Terminators taking over

November 1st, 2016 at 6:41 am » Comments Off

Tech behemoths Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IBM and Amazon announced this week that they are teaming up to develop new standards for Artificial Intelligence (AI). It’s a much-needed move. Soon AI will change everything from warfare to our bodies. But we don’t want to become slaves to the robots, so how do we stop the Terminators?



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.



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