Sandberg, one of the technology industry’s highest-profile female executives, spoke out as Silicon Valley grapples with an increasing number of harassment scandals — leading to the firings of venture capitalists and executives at Uber and other companies.
Snap Inc’s growth again fell short of estimates, feeding fears that aggressive competition from Facebook Inc is blunting the younger social-media company’s potential just months after its initial public offering. The company said daily active users reached 173 million.
Facebook will introduce a new video hub on the world’s largest social network Thursday, offering some US users short episodic series from content partners. The new section, called Watch, is meant to increase the amount of time users spend watching video.
It’s not just a narrative —it’s a fact that Facebook has been expertly copying Snapchat’s most popular features, just when the newly public company needs to be proving it can grow. The only thing Snap can do, according to several investors I’ve talked to, is innovate faster.
Facebook has shut down its standalone social networking app Lifestage that it released a year ago for high schoolers, media reports said. Not many people knew about this Snapchat-like app as only users aged 21 or younger could sign up for it.
Facebook has leapfrogged Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet in securing maximum profit per employee in the second quarter of 2017 while Twitter suffered a hefty loss, a media report said. Facebook employed 20,658 persons in the past quarter.
Facebook executives said they had heard from people how frustrating it is to click on a link that leads to a slow-loading webpage. If signals indicate the webpage will load quickly, the link to that webpage might appear more in a user’s News Feed.
Facebook is working on a video chat device for the home – the first major hardware product from its experimental Building 8 lab. Featuring a laptop-sized touchscreen, the device represents a new product category and could be announced as soon as next spring’s F8 developer conference.
Following the murder which was captured on CCTV, police have lodged an FIR against 15 persons in Muktsar, Faridkot, Bathinda and Moga mostly relatives of Behbal and his accomplices, for allegedly harbouring the offenders
Facebook is currently working on a video chat device similar to that of Amazon Echo Show, according to a report from Bloomberg. The device would be the first major hardware product from the company’s Building 8, a new R&D lab. Facebook’s research division is headed by Regina Dugan, a former Google executive.
Facebook’s experimental bots have developed their own cant, rekindling anxieties about the rise of the machines
To build out a more elaborate personal assistant for the Messenger users, Facebook has acquired an AI four-year-old startup Ozlo that specialises in understanding text-based conversations. Its virtual assistants can understand and provide answers to questions which do not have simple “yes” or “no” answers.
Facebook has shut down one of its AI systems after chatbots started speaking in their own language defying the codes provided. Initially the AI agents used English to converse with each other but they later created a new language that only AI systems could understand, thus, defying their purpose.
Responding to a call that Facebook should do away with the encryption that prevents police from accessing WhatsApp data, the company’s top executive has said such a move would make it difficult to track terrorists if government gets such access.
A photo of your shiny new car on Instagram or the Facebook post about your chic holiday cottage may lead India’s taxman to your door. Starting next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will begin amassing a warehouse of virtual information.