Facebook Reportedly Hires One Of Google’s Top Chip Developers

Facebook has been working on its own chips and if a new report is to be believed, the company has poached one of the top chip developers at Google to help achieve its objective. Facebook reportedly started in-house chip development earlier this year when a new team was created to work on chips that would be used for servers and consumer devices.

Facebook Watch Gets Breaking News From Next Week

There’s a reason why Facebook has been reducing the time that breaking news gets in the News Feed because it’s adding a dedicated section for breaking news to its Facebook Watch platform. The company launched its Facebook Watch platform recently to deliver TV-style content. It has been inking lucrative deals to bring more content to the platform and it has now done so for news programming.

Facebook Messenger Tests Flagging DMs From Fake Accounts

Facebook is taking concrete steps to stop the spread of misinformation on its platform. The company has revealed that it’s testing a new system which will flag the direct messages that a user receives from fake accounts. The feature will provide the user with additional information about DMs from unknown contacts such as whether the account was created recently and what sort of phone number was used to log in.

Facebook News Feed AR Ads Being Tested

Facebook’s News Feed is where you keep up with all that’s happening on the social network. It’s also where you get to see different kinds of ads and now you can add another to the list. Facebook announced today that it has started testing augmented reality ads in the News Feed.


Facebook Reportedly In Talks For Cristiano Ronaldo Reality Show

Facebook has been adding a variety of original content to its Watch platform for TV-style content and a new report suggests that the company is in talks for what may be its biggest original series yet. Facebook is reportedly in discussions for a reality show centered around global soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Facebook Broadcast Deal For Premier League Games Confirmed

It was recently reported that Facebook was in negotiations to acquire exclusive broadcast rights for Premier League games in Asia. Facebook has been serious about bringing sports streams to its platform and it has even hired Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton for the purpose. The company’s latest deal is reportedly worth £200 million which will allow it to broadcast Premier League games in Asia.

Facebook’s Latest AI Acquisition Could Help Tackle Fake News

Social media networks like Facebook have a fake news problem. This is because Facebook allows users to share all kinds of articles, even if they are not necessarily true. Facebook has been taking steps to combat the problem with all kinds of reporting tools, and it seems that their latest acquisition could tackle the problem even more efficiently.

Federal Investigation Into Facebook Data Breach Reportedly Broadened

Facebook’s data breach with Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, has long been in the news. The company has since taken major steps to address some of the privacy concerns while also answering questions posed by quarters concerned. Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg also appeared before Congress to testify on the matter. The case may not have been closed, though, as it’s reported that federal agencies have now broadened their investigation of […]

Facebook To Shut Down Three Of Its Mobile Applications

From time to time Facebook releases new apps that are designed to make our lives easier and more convenient, although sometimes these apps don’t necessarily achieve the same level of success as Facebook would have liked. The company has in the past launched and shuttered some of its apps, such as Groups and Lifestage, and it looks like they’re not quite done yet.

Facebook Bug Unblocked Users For 800,000 Accounts

Facebook has announced today that more than 800,000 users were affected by a bug that unblocked some of the people that they blocked on the world’s largest social network. The company mentions that the bug didn’t reinstate any friend connections that were broken once the account in question was blocked, but it did present the blocked person with the opportunity to message the user who blocked them. Blocking someone on […]

Facebook Looking To Acquire English Premier League Broadcast Rights

Facebook has been padding its video offering by acquiring streaming rights for major sporting events and it appears that the company is working on a big deal in this space. According to a new report, Facebook is a contender to acquire broadcast rights for the English Premier League in several markets across Southeast Asia.

Facebook Patent Details Tech That Triggers Your Smartphone’s Mic

Facebook has long been accused of tapping into users’ smartphone to deliver targeted advertising but it has always denied the accusation. However, the company has now filed for a patent which details technology which can trigger a smartphone’s microphone when it picks up secret messages hidden in TV advertisements. The technology will signal the devices to start recording when the signal is picked up.

You Can Now Snooze Keywords On Facebook

Facebook today announced a new way to control your News Feed. Are you tired of reading spoilers from your favorite show in your News Feed? This feature will go a long way in ensuring your peace of mind by allowing you to snooze certain keywords for a limited time. Keyword Snooze is a new feature that Facebook is now beginning to test with select.

Facebook Scraps Its Internet Drone Project

We’ve known for a while that Facebook has been working on bringing the internet to more remote locations, and this was achieved through the use of drones. This is a similar endeavor that other companies such as Google have taken on in the past, but in the case of Facebook it looks like their internet drone efforts have come to an end.