Google joins the Open Compute Project

 Google today announced that it is joining the Open Compute Project (OCP), a five-year-old project founded by Facebook and a number of other companies that aims to drive IT infrastructure ...

Facebook 360 content finds a new virtual home on Oculus Video

 Zuck announced last month that Facebook would be bringing the company’s 360 dynamic streaming to Gear VR to improve experiences. Now, the company is giving users a crazy ...

Facebook’s Private Photo-Sharing App Moments Now Supports Video

 Facebook’s Moments, the social network’s private photo-sharing application – and replacement for photo syncing – will now support video-sharing, the ...

Facebook Is Bringing Live Video Broadcasting To Android Users

 Facebook is expanding its live-video feature to Android users, the company announced in a blog post today. This rollout is initially for Android users based in the U.S. next week, ...

Facebook Officially Launches Canvas Ads That Load Full-Screen Rich Media Pages In-App

 Instant Articles, meet Instant Ads. Facebook wants to give advertisers an immersive way to reach people without making them leave the social network. So today it officially launched ...

Mark Zuckerberg Asks Employees To Stop Crossing Out “Black Lives Matter” On Facebook’s Walls

 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is asking his employees to stop being ignorant and racist (my words, not his). In an internal memo obtained by Gizmodo, Zuckerberg said he was disappointed ...

Pro-ISIS Hacker Group Video Threatens Twitter, Facebook CEOs Over Account Suspensions

 Twitter and Facebook have recently claimed to be stepping up their fights against extremist content being hosted on their platforms. Indeed, there is some evidence that certain ...

Facebook Enhances Everyone’s Like With Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, Angry Buttons

 Humanity has been boiled down to six emotions. Today after tests in a few countries, Facebook is rolling out its augmented Like button “Reactions” to all users. This ...

Facebook Is Using AI To Build The World’s Most Detailed Population Map

 Facebook wants to get everybody online, whether that’s through regular networks or high-flying drones. But to do that, it has to know where people actually are. The best ...

Facebook Brings 360 Dynamic Streaming To Samsung Gear VR, Forms Social VR Team

 Zuck shocked everyone by appearing on stage for the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event for MWC 2016. He wasn’t there to push Samsung’s new phones or talk about Messenger, ...

At MWC, Facebook’s Zuckerberg Talks Free Basics, Lasers and Encryption

 Facebook had a high-profile setback when its Free Basics mobile connectivity program got blocked in India earlier this month over net neutrality issues, but its CEO Mark ...

Facebook “Birthday Cam” Encourages Videos, Not Robotic Wall Posts

 Birthdays on Facebook have become a dystopian chore. Typing “HBD” or just “Happy Birthday!” on a friend’s profile is basically the least human way ...