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Xiaomi is the company that started the bezel-less trend with its Mi Mix handset, which is still a phone with the smallest bezels around the display. The Chinese company recently confirmed that the renowned designer Philippe Starck, who designed the original Mi Mix, is working on
The Facebook-owned platform has now received another new feature or should we say the existing feature received improvements. Instagram Direct, the one-to-one messaging service, was unveiled way back in 2013, and thanks to the addition of Stories, its popularity is growing.
Facebook has now announced small user interface changes to its News Feed, which are aimed to make the main interface look cleaner. There is no longer the blue accents and headers across the interface, which should help make navigating easier and more consistent.
Facebook continues improving and expanding its social network. By the end of 2016, Facebook launched a feature called Marketplace that allows people to sell and buy things. At first, the Marketplace was only available in a handful of countries, including the US, Australia, Canada
Facebook has finally launched the Watch tab, a new section of the social network built around original content. It's only available in the United States right now and it has initially reached a subset of users across platforms. The Watch tab will feature original videos.
Facebook has detailed how it's using artificial intelligence systems to deal with a practice known as "cloaking," which enables malicious advertisers to obscure the actual target of their fake ads. There are instances where an ad's target site doesn't match what users expect.
Lifestage, a Facebook-made app that was meant to target the Snapchat-loving teenage market, is shutting down. The app launched with the premise of being an exclusive space for young people. Only those under the age of 21 could join, granted there was no enforcement of that rule.
Another Facebook app is being shutdown due to the social network giant's plans to bring all of the things into the core application. The Facebook Groups app will be discontinued next month, on September 1, which allows you to create and manage Facebook groups through the app.
Back in 2016, Google reportedly offered $30 billion to Snapchat, but the company rejected the offer, as well as the one from Facebook. They can now be sorry for that, as Google has decided to develop its own app that will compete with Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook.
All of the translations carried out on Facebook are now powered exclusively by artificial intelligence. The social network sees 4.5 billion translations per day as a result of users regularly encountering posts in other languages. It's moved entirely to neural networks.
Just a day after we reported that Facebook Stories can be shared publicly, the social network giant has announced another improvement. Although not very popular since many users are using Instagram's Stories or Snapchat, Facebook keeps developing the feature and has
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has hired Hillary Clinton's former top pollster, adding more fuel to rumors of a presidential run. Though he denies having political aspirations, some have speculated Zuckerberg isn't being entirely upfront. He's been touring the US recently.
Facebook will begin considering site load times when ranking domains in the News Feed, the social network has announced. It's going to roll out an update in the coming months that'll specifically boost the ranking of fast-loading pages. Those will show up higher for mobile users.
Many social networks and apps have some sort of feature that allows users to share photos that expire after some time. Now, Facebook has improved their Stories, which can now be shared to public followers and anyone can watch your stories. Previously, Facebook Stories could be
Facebook has picked up an AI startup called Ozlo, whose technology is likely to be used in Messenger. VentureBeat reports the startup, known for its Ozlo app on Android and iOS, is said to have a strong knowledge graph and its technology can figure out difficult phrases.
Facebook is reportedly working on an Android-based device that'll be used for video chats. According to Bloomberg, the company is creating a product with a 13- to 15-inch display, a wide-angle lens, microphones, and speakers. It's likely to use Android for the sake of simplicity.
Facebook's popular messaging app WhatsApp now has over 1 billion daily active users, the company announced this week. That milestone was reached pretty fast, as the company just announced 1 billion monthly users in 2016. It also shared some other stats.
Facebook's "television" offering is reportedly going to arrive in August. Bloomberg reports we're just two weeks away from the social network offering 5 to 10-minute shows from a variety of partners. It has asked for content creators to send in the first episodes of their shows.
Facebook is said to be working on a smart speaker with a display that'll compete against Amazon's Echo Show, a fairly recent Alexa-based device. DigiTimes says the social network's Building 8 research group is working on a device with a 15-inch touchscreen panel.
360-degree live videos on Facebook can now be broadcast in 4K. This week, the social network added support for higher quality streams, which can be viewed on the web or through the Facebook 360 app for Gear VR. YouTube added this same kind of support late in 2016.