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UK Regulators Order Facebook-owner Meta To Sell Giphy

Regulators in the U.K. on Tuesday said they have directed Facebook parent company Meta to sell Giphy after finding "the takeover could reduce competition between social media platforms and increase Facebook's already significant market power." From a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotNov 30th, 2021

Facebook Could Soon Notify You on the Time Spent on the Facebook App

TechCrunch sources claim that Facebook is working on a new feature that could keep track of your time spent on the Facebook app. The feature dubbed “Your Time on Facebook” will enable you to manage your time spent online. Jane Manchun Wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextdigitRelated News2 hr. 23 min. ago

Facebook App Could Turn Your Smartphone Mic On

Facebook has reportedly applied for a patent that that will allow the Facebook app to turn on the smartphone’s microphone when hearing certain subliminal sounds coming from TV ads. Mashable found that Facebook could insert inaudible sound in TV adv.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextdigitRelated News2 hr. 23 min. ago

Are you ready and registered for this year’s GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit?

On Tuesday, January 25 at 8:20 am PT, the hold music will end and we'll launch into three days of events spanning the business of games. On Tuesday, January 25 at 8:20 am PT, the hold music will end and we'll launch into three days of events span.....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated News2 hr. 24 min. ago

Judge’s order slaps Roblox player with permanent game ban

Order agreed upon by both parties, includes $150,000 judgment in Roblox's favor. Enlarge / A court order has led to a longtime Roblox player being banned from the popular game. (credit: Aurich Lawson | Roblox | Shark Fin Studios).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

These Are the Countries Where Twitter, Facebook and TikTok Are Banned

Twitter users in Nigeria were able to access the platform for the first time in seven months last week, after the government reversed a ban Twitter users in Nigeria were allowed to access the platform for the first time in seven months la.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated News19 hr. 59 min. ago

Facebook and Instagram are jumping on the NFT bandwagon, report claims

Facebook and Instagram might start letting users create, buy, and sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a new report claims. According to the Financial Times, Meta's social media companies are exploring the idea at the moment, however it's still at an ear.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 hr. 59 min. ago

Meta Researchers Build an AI That Learns Equally Well From Visual, Written or Spoken Materials

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Meta (AKA Facebook) researchers are working on [...] an AI that can learn capably on its own whether it does so in spoken, written or visual materials. The traditional way of training an AI model t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 hr. 59 min. ago

IBM Sells Some Watson Health Assets for More Than $1 Billion

IBM agreed to sell part of its IBM Watson Health business to private equity firm Francisco Partners, scaling back the technology company's once-lofty ambitions in health care. From a report: The value of the assets being sold, which include extensive.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Binance Kept Weak Money-laundering Checks Even as it Promised Tougher Compliance, Documents Show

In public, Binance -- by far the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange -- said it welcomes government oversight. At the same time, the firm was withholding information from regulators, maintaining weak checks on customers and acting against its own.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

FCC Moves To Boost Cable Competition in Apartment Buildings

Cable operators would face more competition for the roughly one-third of Americans living in apartment buildings under an order advanced Friday at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. From a report: FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel asked fel.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

IBM is selling off its Watson Health assets

IBM said Friday that it will sell off the healthcare data and analytics assets housed under its Watson Health unit to private equity firm Francisco Partners......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

EXCLUSIVE TikTok owner ByteDance"s revenue growth slowed to 70% in 2021 - sources

Tik Tok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration taken November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoTikTok owner ByteDance saw its  revenue grow  70% year on year to about $58.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Protecting coral reef connectivity found to be crucial for conservation efforts

A team of researchers affiliated with several entities across Australia has found that in order to save the world's coral reefs, conservationists must also protect the corridors that connect them. In their paper published in the journal Science, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

ShakeAlert earthquake warnings can give people time to protect themselves—but so far, few have actually done so

My Facebook feed exploded shortly after noon on Dec. 20, 2021, with news from friends and family in northern California: A "big one!" The 6.2 magnitude earthquake they'd just experienced had its epicenter on the coast near Petrolia......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Senate Judiciary Committee Clears Tech-Focused Antitrust Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the antitrust bill aimed at Apple, Meta Platforms, Amazon and Alphabet's Google, bringing the measure one step closer to consideration by the full Senate. From a report: The bill, S. 2992, sponsored.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Facebook and Instagram May Help You Create and Sell NFTs

According to the Financial Times, Meta is developing ways to create, display and sell NFTs on Facebook and Instagram. TechCrunch reports: The company's Novi wallet technology would power much of the "supporting functionality," one tipster said. Insta.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Meta patents hint at metaverse advertising that uses eye-tracking tech

Protocol reports that a series of patents was recently granted to Meta that may give us an idea of how the company could one day monetize the metaverse......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Meta reportedly working on ways to integrate NFTs into Facebook and Instagram

Meta/Facebook’s controversy-filled history shows it has never been one to shy away from a hot-button topic, but while the likes of Ubisoft, Square Enix, Konami, and voiceover artist Troy Baker have all loudly declared their love for NFTs—and rece.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

"Lab on a chip" can measure protein-DNA interactions

New nanophotonic tweezers developed by Cornell researchers can fit on a chip less than one-inch square, making it easier and more efficient to manipulate single molecules using light in order to investigate biological systems......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Google is Building an AR Headset

Meta may be the loudest company building AR and VR hardware. Microsoft has HoloLens. Apple is working on something, too. But don't count out Google. The Verge: The search giant has recently begun ramping up work on an AR headset, internally codenamed.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022