Facebook closes street artist’s page for ‘hate speech’

Facebook has "unpublished" a page run by a street artist who attacked the social network's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg with posters disparaging his alleged presidential aspirations, media reported. The conservative artist...

Facebook tries to enter China incognito

In a bid to explore the high-potential Chinese online market, Facebook has authorised the release of a new app here that does not carry its name. The app called "Colorful Balloons" is...

Instagram-hit Snapchat adds only 7mn users in Q2

Hit by the growth of Facebook-owned Instagram 'Stories', photo-sharing platform Snapchat managed to add only seven million daily active users (DAUs) in the second quarter of 2017. Announcing financial results for the...

Facebook launches YouTube competitor called ‘Watch’

In an apparent bid to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has rolled out 'Watch' - a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers. The social media giant last year launched 'Video' tab...

Twitter announces 1st worldwide video relay

Twitter on Wednesday announced the world's first creator-based video relay which will feature more than 24 hours of continuous content from nearly 40 creators across the globe -- including seven prominent...

Facebook ‘kills’ Lifestage app dedicated to teens

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 know about this Snapchat-like app as only...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hands over its translation services to AI

To improve the quality of translations on its platform, Facebook has infused artificial intelligence (AI) into its translation services that account for more than 2,000 translation directions and 4.5 billion translations...

Twitter can help in forecasting crime: Study

Microblogging site Twitter, which is open and accessible to anyone, can be used to help predict people engaged in criminal activity, a study has found. Although "people don't share with the world...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

After shutting chatbot system, Facebook now acquires AI startup

After shutting down one of its artificial intelligence (AI) systems as chatbots defied the human-generated algorithms and started communicating in their own language, Facebook has acquired an AI startup Ozlo to...

Facebook enables sharing ‘Stories’ feature with public

Months after its global launch in March, Facebook 'Stories' that you could only share with friends have now been unlocked for the public. Social media researcher Carlos Gil was the first to...



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