Menlo Park-based social networking firm, Facebook Inc. came in terms with the developers of the now most used messaging platform; WhatsApp by acquiring it in 2014 in a deal worth USD$22 billion. At the time of the deal, WhatsApp was generating little revenue but the purchase price was slightly...
Facebook on Monday said that pages that make a habit of linking to bogus news stories will no longer be able to advertise at the world's leading online social network. The move is the latest shot fired by Facebook in its war against 'fake news' used to deceive instead of enlighten. "If Pages repeatedly share...
Facebook's recent move to give publishers a brand recognition on its platfrom see the social media giant releasing new tools that lets media houses display their logos alongside headlines. According to an announcement on Tuesday, publishers can put their logos next to headlines in the trending and search sections to give readers an...
Keeping its word to make 'Safety Check' a permanent feature, Facebook is rolling out a 'Safety Check' page that would help users find emergency information and potentially help others in need. Facebook sees enough reason to make 'Safety Check' a fixture of its site as natural disasters, terrorism and conflict have become...
Facebook has today announced the launch of an upcoming platform called "Watch," designed to air Facebook-exclusive TV shows. Watch is Facebook's official platform for shows on Facebook, and it will be available on mobile, desktop, and in Facebook's TV apps. According to Facebook, its shows are "made up of episodes - live...
Facebook has announced another News Feed algorithm update, this time focused on reducing the reach of websites which are not optimized for mobile devices. As explained by Facebook: “We’ve heard from people that it’s frustrating to click on a link that leads to a slow-loading webpage. During the coming months we’re...
According to a report from Bloomberg, Facebook is building a video calling device for the home, in what is essentially a new product category. It apparently has a laptop-sized screen and smart camera technology that gives users the impression of being in the same room as one another. The technology is...
Researches at Facebook shut down an artificial intelligence (AI) program after it created its own language, Digital Journal reports. According to the report, the social media giant had to pull the plug on the AI system that its researchers were working on “because things got out of hand”. “The AI did not...
Facebook on Thursday announced the Messenger Platform 2.1, a new technological solution that enables a wide variety of new content and features on the company’s instant messaging (IM) service. Following the new update, developers are able to access a broad range of tools that can help them create new services...
Facebook has upped the resolution of 360-degree Facebook Live streams Tuesday, allowing users with compatible cameras to stream with up to 4K. Owners of Samsung’s Gear VR headset are also now able to watch these streams in 4K, which should make for a much better live video viewing experience. Facebook’s launch of 4K...