Friday, July 21, 2017

Facebook’s Oculus slashes price of VR headset and controllers in summer sale

Facebook’s Oculus is trying to get more customers to buy into virtual reality with a summer bargain. The virtual reality company said Monday it...

Facebook, Twitter and other social media firms compete to stream FIFA World Cup highlights

When it comes to live-streaming sports, it’s game on for Facebook, Twitter and Snap. The social media firms offered tens of millions of dollars...

Silicon Valley gets world’s first tech embassy as Denmark names envoy

To understand how seriously Denmark takes Silicon Valley, the European nation’s new ambassador to the technology sector is coming here after a posting to Indonesia, a...

Facebook censorship bias detailed in internal documents

Facebook’s censorship policies are skewed to protect “groups” such as white men from hate speech, but not “subsets” such as black children, according to...

Facebook talking to Hollywood to produce original TV shows: report

Facebook appears to be sending friend requests to Hollywood studios to work on original television programming targeted toward young users. Like Apple and Google...

Facebook launches UK program to combat violence, terrorism with counterspeech

Facebook is adding more allies in its fight against violence and terrorism. On Friday, the tech firm launched a new program in the United...

Hate your job? Google can help

In these days when every major tech firm wants to be everything to everyone, Google has designed a new way to draw people into...

Instagram vs. Snapchat: Rivalry between social media firms heats up

Instagram’s Stories — a Snapchat-like feature that allows users to post ephemeral photos and videos — is stealing more of its rival’s thunder. On...

Can Facebook help news outlets grow subscribers?

As tensions flare between tech firms and news organizations, Facebook is in early talks about building a feature that would let users subscribe to a news website directly on its mobile...

Facebook eyes San Francisco office space

Should Facebook, which is based in Menlo Park, also open an office in San Francisco? Source

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