Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook Messenger Instant Games to Get Live Streaming, Video Chats, and More

HIGHLIGHTS You can share live gameplay with your Facebook audience Facebook is testing playing games during video chats Games like Angry Birds and Sonic Jump coming to Instant Games next year Launched in May this year, Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games is getting upgraded with features like a new live-streaming option that lets you broadcast Instant Games to all your friends ... Read More »

Facebook Says Digital India Initiative Is a Key Growth Enabler for It

Digital India is certainly a big opportunity for both economic growth and innovation and the growth Facebook is witnessing in the country is a clear example of that, a top company executive said on Wednesday. According to Kevin Martin, Vice President for Mobile and Global Access Policy at Facebook, the government’s digital initiative has opened several opportunities when it comes to innovate ... Read More »

Facebook Shuts Down AI System After Bots Create Language Humans Can’t Understand

HIGHLIGHTS Chatbots started speaking in their own language defying codes provided Initially the AI agents used English to converse with each other This comes after Elon Musk said that AI was the biggest risk Days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) was limited, the social media company has reportedly shut down one ... Read More »

Facebook Aquila Internet-Beaming Drone Lands Successfully in Second Test

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook completed a second test of its Aquila drone Facebook plans to develop a fleet of drones powered by sunlight The second test saw only “a few minor, easily-repairable dings” Facebook said on Thursday it had completed a second test of its Aquila drone designed to some day beam internet access to remote parts of the planet, and unlike in the ... Read More »

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard as commencement speaker

A file photo of Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Bloomberg Massachusetts: One of Harvard University’s most famous dropouts, Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg, returns on Thursday to the Ivy League school to address its graduating class. The 33-year-old tech titan, who dropped out of the college to found the pioneering social network company, has been on a nostalgia trip during the week ... Read More »

Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop live streaming

Facebook is taking a swing at Twitch while also one-upping its mobile live streaming video competitors. Today, all users can go Live directly from Facebook’s desktop website via their webcam, stream through professional equipment and software hooked up to a desktop and broadcast gameplay from their computer. Previously, Facebook had only allowed Pages to stream from their desktop, not users, ... Read More »

4 ways to block political posts on Facebook

If you thought that deluge of political rants, memes, and arguments in your Facebook feed would end with the 2016 Presidential Election, think again. If anything, the thrum of political debate has only grown louder since the final votes were tallied. Whether you participate in these posts, just seeing them is proven to be wearing and stressful , and can ... Read More »

Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections

Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections Facebook’s news feed is facing criticism for allegedly influencing some users in favor of Donald Trump Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a Samsung event in Barcelona on Feb. 21, 2016. Credit: Facebook 1COMMENT John Ribeiro IDG News Service Nov 11, 2016 7:18 AM Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to ... Read More »

Facebook vows again to fight fake news post election

At the end of an ugly presidential campaign the likes of which the U.S. has never seen, Facebook has acknowledged it has a lot more work to do in combating fake news on its platform. The social network is a daily stop for tens of millions of voters and played an important role in shaping and reinforcing people’s opinions. But sometimes, ... Read More »

Facebook further automates trending topics, ditches human-written descriptions

Facebook is a little closer to completely automating its trending topics feature. On Friday,the company announced that it would no longer have employees write short descriptions for each trending topic it displays. Instead, the trending topics box will simply show how many people are discussing a topic. When you mouse over a topic, it’ll show a description that pulls from a news story ... Read More »