Posts Tagged ‘facebook’
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 12, 2016 under Virtual Reality
As the owner of Oculus VR, Facebook has been driving forward virtual reality development for much of the last year and recently announced a new Facebook social experience through the Rift headset. To ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 10, 2016 under Channel
Even though it earned close to £5 billion pounds around the world in 2015, Facebook has managed to earn itself more than £11 million in tax credits with the British government, meaning that it can o... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 7, 2016 under Channel
As a company still riding its wave of late '90s popularity, Yahoo is a company out of time. Its poor timing has really bitten it in the ass this year though, as while trying to accept a buyout from Ve... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 29, 2016 under Software & Gaming
If the robots ever do decide to take over, at least we'll have plenty of people to blame. Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and IBM have all formed a partnership to help further the cause of AI deve... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 16, 2016 under Virtual Reality
It looks like Facebook is going to be much more involved with the ongoing Oculus VR experience moving forward, as with the latest 1.8 update for the headset's companion software and store, Facebook in... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 14, 2016 under Channel
Facebook looked pretty unprofessional when earlier this year it fired its entire news curation staff, only to have the algorithm that replaced them promote fake news within 24 hours. To stop that happ... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 9, 2016 under Channel
Snapchat has proved time and again that you don't have to sell out to the bigger competition to stay afloat. Years on from not accepting $3 billion from Facebook, it's said to be worth upwards of $20 ... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 9, 2016 under Online
Mark Zuckerberg has been attacked by a Norwegian newspaper and many international commenters, for what many people see as outright censorship of an iconic photo from the Vietnam war. He has been accus... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 30, 2016 under Channel
Following the firing of its entire trending news team, Facebook has immediately hit a snag with its automated replacement. Despite years of 'training,' the algorithm was quick to follow up on stories ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 25, 2016 under General Tech
It has been quite some time since Facebook shelled out $19 billion for the messaging service known as WhatsApp and now we are starting to see what Facebook plans to do with the app. Soon, the messagin... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 10, 2016 under Channel
As one of the internet's biggest sellers of online adverts, Facebook has shown real concern at the rise of ad blocker software, so much so that it's found a way around them. It's not paying to be on a... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 26, 2016 under Channel
Facebook has been accused of deliberately blocking links to Wikileaks after it revealed secretive collusion between U.S. democratic presidential hopeful, Hilary Clinton and the Democratic Party. This... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 21, 2016 under Apps
Tinder might be one one of the world's most popular ways to hook up with someone that you might want to swap fluids with, but that's not all the company behind it wants it to do. Tinder Social is now ... more.
9 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 29, 2016 under Channel
The United States border control could begin asking visitors who plan to stay up to 90s days, about their social media activity. Although the proposed changes to visa screening would be optional if br... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 27, 2016 under Channel
Get ready for extremist videos with off-centre camera work, lighting overlays and shrunken content - Google and Facebook are now automatically taking down videos thought to be related to terrorism, so... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 21, 2016 under Channel
Mark Zuckerberg might not be everyone's favourite person when it comes to privacy, but he has pledged to give away 99 per cent of his Facebook shares throughout his lifetime - worth an estimated $24 b... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 3, 2016 under Channel
The Facebook of today is much more than the evolution of Mark Zuckerberg's Facemash. It has fingers in all sorts of pies, from free internet to virtual reality, so in-case Zuckerberg goes off and head... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 9, 2016 under Channel
Apple ran into some difficulty with the courts in China recently, when it was ruled that its iPhone brand wasn't "widely known," enough for it to hold copyright on it. In comparison though, Facebook h... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 4, 2016 under Security
A 10 year old boy has set himself up nicely for the next few years, earning more in a day than many of us earn in several months of work. He is the youngest ever recipient of the Instagram/Facebook Bu... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 2, 2016 under Channel
Although the typical tactic for promoting a new product is to talk about it as much as possible, it looks like the reverse might also be true. Radiohead has been killing off their entire website and s... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 28, 2016 under Apps
Much like companies like King believe they have the rights to certain words, Instagram is claiming that only it has the right to have applications with the 'gram' moniker at their end. In an attempt t... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 26, 2016 under Channel
As the American political party nominations build up to a frenzy on the road to the general election in November this year, the tactics of the various politicians and their supporters are turning na... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 26, 2016 under Apps
Ever since Snapchat turned down Facebook's $3 billion acquisition offer in mid-2013, the social network has been hankering for its own share of the Snapchat pie. Evidently it's now decided that: if yo... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 14, 2016 under Virtual Reality
In-case you haven't been following the VR scene particularly closely, it was shaken up quite violently in 2015, when Oculus VR was purchased by Facebook. While the parent firm has been rather quiet on... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 13, 2016 under Development
As much as companies have made great strides in improving customer service over the past few years, offering social media responses, live-chats on websites and more localised call centres, they're sti... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 11, 2016 under Competitions
We have another little competition running today over on our Facebook page – the chance to win a STEAM game of your choice! There's no major catch, all you need to do is head over to our Facebook pa... more.
8 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 7, 2016 under Virtual Reality
When Oculus was first bought by Facebook, the reaction was fairly negative and while things have settled down a lot since then, recently the Oculus Rift began shipping and unfortunately, not everyone ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 25, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Three and a half years on from its initial Kickstarter campaign, the consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset has now begun shipping to consumers. Confirmed by CEO Brendan Iribe on Twitter, the fir... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on March 18, 2016 under Blackberry, Mobile
At this point, BlackBerry is in a tricky position financially so in an attempt to win back some customers, the company launched its first Android smartphone. However, this has led to some companies, l... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 10, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Although the specifics of how Oculus VR's digital store and home-hub platform will work are still mostly unknown, we do know that it can support Facebook. Although unsurprising considering the social ... more.
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