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Facebook now has over 2 Billion monthly active users

6 Jul

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Facebook has finally arrived at an milestone the likes of which has never been achieved in the world. The company has announced that it has reached 2 Billion monthly active users. This also makes it the largest human community on the face of earth. (more…)

Facebook shows off new standalone app for video creators, to release later this year

26 Jun

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

To further discuss its live video-focused ambitions, Facebook today took center stage at VidCon, the largest online creator meetup and announced that it plans on releasing a new standalone app for the creator community later this year. This app will provide the creators an extensive set of exclusive tools to upgrade their video production quality on the platform. (more…)

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Visits Ford as Part of His “Year of Travel Challenge”

3 May

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has visited Ford Motor Company as part of his “Personal Year of Travel Challenge” to get out and talk to more people about how they’re living, working and thinking about the future. (more…)

Facebook Is Really Betting Big on the Use of Augmented Reality through Smartphones

21 Apr

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Facebook is looking to move ahead of Snapchat’s augmented reality efforts by bringing in developers into the loop to help out with the development of its AR experiences and filters with the use of its new Camera Effects platform. (more…)

Facebook Messenger Now Has Over 1.2 Billion Monthly Active Users

15 Apr

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Getting 200 million new active users would be a feat worthy of celebration for any company. Indeed, there are very, very few platforms, websites or companies that can claim as much. (more…)

Oculus Is Facing Yet Another Patent Infringement Lawsuit, This Time for Its 3D Imaging Tech

11 Apr

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Facebook’s VR division Oculus is finding it difficult to distance from court battles, of late. While the ZeniMax lawsuit is far from over, the company has now been slapped with yet another lawsuit over the 3D imaging technology incorporated in their Rift VR headsets. It has been filed by a lesser-known competitor called Techno View IP Inc. in the Delaware federal court on Thursday. (more…)

Oculus Receives Facebook Live Streaming and Voice Search in a Brand New Update

14 Mar

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

A really huge advantage both Facebook and Oculus have over their competitors in the VR sphere, is their association with each other. While the former can provide the latter with funds, Oculus can help Facebook build the next social network — a social network that uses VR in copious amounts. (more…)

Facebook Says It Is Still Getting Started with Regards to Combating Fake News

17 Feb

Last year saw a lot of fake news emerge on Facebook. While the more occasional ones that are intentionally published as jokes are fine, users were not amused once fake news started crossing a certain point and flooding their feeds. And once claims that fake news could have led to Donald Trump’s election as president surfaced, it was bedlam. Jokes apart though, the company has been working hard to rein in fake news. However, it has not had much luck yet. (more…)

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Joins List of People Speaking Out against Immigration Ban

3 Feb

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

The Facebook COO, who has been known as a vocal proponent of various causes, has been surprisingly silent over the past couple of weeks. Statements were expected over the women’s march and also over Trump’s recent ban over immigration and yet, there were none to be found. Well, almost a week after the issue first surface, Sheryl Sandberg has added her voice to the growing chorus from tech leaders. (more…)

Facebook Could be Working on an App to Bring Its Videos to the Telly

3 Feb

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

As per reports, Facebook is working on an App that could allow it to bring videos to your TV. Yup, you heard us right. The social networking platform is apparently working on an App that could allow users to stream Facebook content directly on their set top boxes — such as Apple TV. (more…)