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At Facebook, a sharpening focus on virtual reality

At its F8 conference, executives helped illuminate some of the company's plans

In Japan, smartphone apps time spring's cherry blossoms

Smartphones are becoming indispensable for the national pastime of drinking under the pink petals


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Meltdown! New Periscope iPhone app live streams ice cream factory's end

The teardown of a 50-plus-year-old ice cream plant across from Network World’s Framingham, Mass., headquarters today practically screamed to be live streamed via Twitter’s new Periscope app for the iPhone. So I took my iPhone 5 into...

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Messaging app usage, retention rates dwarf all other apps

New research from Yahoo's Flurry suggests that messaging apps are used 4.7 times more frequently each day than the combined average of all other mobile apps, and users also reportedly keep messaging apps on their devices for longer...

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Understanding the Meerkat live-streaming magic

You're going to be hearing a lot about a new live-streaming app called Meerkat.

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Twitter buys Periscope as its livestreaming response to Meerkat

Twitter and Periscope confirm that the livestreaming video app is now part of the Twitter flock. Periscope is reportedly similar to Meerkat, a competing video streaming startup that's making waves.

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12 shockingly stupid social media misfires

During the past year, the social media world saw a variety of poorly executed ad campaigns, but these 12 standouts, from companies including CVS, DHL, Outback Steakhouse and Starbucks, are complete disasters, according to social media...

Fujitsu develops thin, solar-powered IoT beacon

The beacon can be rolled up and attached to curved surfaces

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Facebook pushes Messenger as future of business communication

The company sees Business on Messenger replacing the telephone as people's go-to method for communicating with businesses

10 best product announcements at Enterprise Connect 2015

Here are the best products I saw at Enterprise Connect last week.

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12 standout social media success stories

During the past year, the social media world saw a variety of well-executed ad campaigns, but these 12 standouts, from companies including Coca-Cola, IKEA, Mercedes-Benz and McDonald's, are the cream of the crop, according to social...

Yorktel Celebrates 2014 Video Collaboration, Telehealth Sector Growth

Greg Douglas, EVP for Sales at Yorktel noted in this interview that his company celebrated 2014 with record growth: annual revenue increased globally by 17% year-over-year and the company’s Telehealth vertical business grew 77%.

NTT DoCoMo rolls out smartphone-controlled wheelchairs in Japan

The move is part of a larger push to develop personal mobility vehicles connected to the Internet

Twitch hit by possible data breach, resets user passwords

Twitch is recommending users also change their passwords on other sites

Skype for Business Update, Vonage Grows UcaaS, and Sprint Intros WaaS

More headline highlights during last week's Enterprise Connect conference as Microsoft reveled new plans / features with Skype for Business and Sprint introduced its "Workplace as a Service." Meanwhile, Vonage added more business UC...

Uber ties with Internet arm of large media group in India

The company is facing scrutiny from Indian regulators and bad publicity in the country after an alleged rape by one of its drivers

Could Facebook be your next phone company?

Yes, thanks to WebRTC. This open-source project aims to transform the humble Web browser into a full-featured unified communications portal

Orange Money deal with Airtel in West Africa part of expansion plan

The pact with Airtel fills a gap in the region

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Inside Fantasy Baseball at ESPN

ESPN’s head of fantasy games and social media discusses how the technology driving the popular fantasy baseball site has evolved since its debut and explains why mobile is an especially high priority.

Enterprise Connect News Highlights, Part 2

Today we’ll hit the highlights again with more news announced at this year’s Enterprise Connect conference coming from 8x8, Avaya, Cisco, Comcast, and Interactive Intelligence.

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