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Facebook's new strategy, and Apple adds robotics to supply chain | TECH(feed)

Tesla flip-flopped its strategy to shutter retail stores, Apple is increasingly using robots to manufacture products and Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a vision to pivot Facebook to a privacy-focused platform.


Facebook releases its load balancer as open-source code

Facebook wrote the load-balancing software, Katran, because existing load balancers can't handle the size of the social media giant's systems.


Is Facebook looking to build its own data center chips?

A job listing on Facebook has some speculating that the social media company is building a team to design its own semiconductors, ending their reliance on Intel.


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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