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WhatsApp leaves IBM’s SoftLayer cloud for Facebook data center: What it really means

Facebook’s decision to move WhatsApp off IBM’s SoftLayer cloud to its own data center shows it still makes sense to run some giant workloads on-premise.

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How Facebook plans to bring Messenger to business

Speaking at the Collision conference this week, Facebook’s Stan Chudnovsky said the company remains committed to making Messenger a multi-purpose platform.

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Social media breaks more common among teens than you might think

I did wonder whether my youngest teenage son would return from a recent week-long service trip on which electronic devices were banned quivering from some sort of social media withdrawal, but he survived just fine and the salmon in...

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Facebook's text understanding AI is coming to a phone near you

Developers have a new tool to help mobile apps understand text, thanks to a Facebook open source project update on Tuesday. The social networking company’s AI research group released a new version of FastText, a programming library...

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Quick guide to where AR stands today

Over the past few months, there have been several augmented reality developments. Here’s a quick guide to what the big AR players are up to.

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Facebook diversifies VR development with JavaScript framework React VR

Facebook extends the React family of development tools to VR, diversifying and expanding VR development to the large JavaScript community.

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Facebook beats Apple to the punch with AR announcement

Facebook’s Camera Effects Platform is more than an ante in the Snapchat competition. SLAM promises to bring 3D AR to every smartphone.

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Facebook wants you to hang out with your friends in VR

Facebook is making it possible to hang out with your friends in virtual reality using Spaces , a new app the company launched Tuesday for the Oculus Rift. The app will allow people to join a shared, immersive video call, represented...

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Most notable tech leaders delivering 2017 college commencement addresses

You’d think ponying up for a technology leader to be your school’s commencement day speaker would be so much less of a hassle than going with a high profile politician such as President Donald Trump or his rival Hillary Clinton, yet...

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The ultimate upgrade to Amazon’s Alexa

What Amazon’s Alexa really needs is some human assistance. Enhance it with a human/AI hybrid service.

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