Facebook announces new models of its Portal video calling devices

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Facebook Announces To launch Its Portal Video-Calling Device

Social Media giant Facebook is likely to launch its Portable version of the Portal video calling devices. Reportedly, the company is looking forward to entering the digital device market after the launch. According to the reports, the portal device will cost around $199 (USD). However, the first line of the device was launched in 2018. Moreover, the company is planning to add the Microsoft Team's feature to the device.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 - 06:00 PM / by Muskan Arora

Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Video Conferencing

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Facebook Halts Sale Of Oculus Quest 2 Over Skin Irritation Outcry

Facebook has temporarily halted sales of its Oculus Quest 2 a month before it gets a new update. The move comes after several reported cases of "skin irritation" through the headset's foam faceplate. Earlier this year, Facebook conducted an investigation and it was found that there is no such containment during the manufacturing process. It is now planning to add a silicon face mask to fit over the foam.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 - 12:16 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Facebook, Gadgets, Mark Zuckerberg, Oculus Quest 2

Courtesy: Hype Beast

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Zuckerberg Aims To Modify Facebook Into Online 'Metaverse Company'

In an interview, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said he wants to transform Facebook from just a social media network into a "metaverse company" within the next five years as he believes "people should not live through small glowing rectangles". Sharing his vision for Facebook's future, Zuckerberg added that once transformed, Facebook's metaverse will be accessible across different platforms including VR, AR, PC, and mobile devices.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 10:02 AM / by Balaji L

Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, metaverse company, Virtual Reality

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Leaked Chats Between Zuckerberg, Cathcart Reveal WhatsApp Updates

Recently-surfaced screenshots of chats between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart have revealed a series of new features set to be rolled out by the messaging platform. The new features include the "view once" function, disappearing mode of any chat-thread, multi-device support without internet connection on the main device and possible WhatsApp for iPad. Reportedly, the news was leaked by a person handling the… read-more

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 - 12:46 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Will Cathcart, WhatsApp, Facebook, Update

Courtesy: Android Authority

Facebook to launch Instagram version for children

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Child Safety Groups Request FB To Stop Launch Of Instagram For Kids

Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), a Boston-based non-profit organisation along with 99 other child safety groups and experts came forward to urge Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to stop the launch of Instagram for kids. CCFC cited that the app being developed for children below 13 will hamper the mental health and privacy of children. Moreover CCFC claimed that the ‘image obsessed’ platform will challenge adolescents well-being.

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 - 04:10 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Instagram , Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, children

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Facebook Signs Deal With CleanMax To Buy Renewable Energy From India

Facebook has signed a deal with Mumbai-based Company CleanMax to buy renewable energy from a 32-megawatt wind power project located in Southern Karnataka. The power project owned by CleanMax will supply electricity to Facebook on a long-term agreement using environmental attribute certificates, or carbon credits. Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on April 15, announced that the company's operations will now run by renewable energy… read-more

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 07:56 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Facebook, Renewable Energy, Mark Zuckerberg, Karnataka

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Mark Zuckerberg.

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Mark Zuckerberg's Personal Info Including Phone Number Leaked Online

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's personal information, including his phone number, location, marriage details and Facebook ID has recently been leaked online. Besides, data of co-founders Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz were also posted online. As per sources, the leak was a part of the recent data breach affecting over 53 crore Facebook users. However, Facebook in its statement has already clarified the data was old and reported in 2019… read-more

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 09:59 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes, Dustin Moskovitz, Data Leak

Courtesy: Business Insider


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Facebook Monetises All Forms of Video Contents And Stories

Facebook has monetised all forms of videos including its new story feature for the content creators. To avail these benefits, the creators must publish the content from their respective pages which has a minimum views of at least 600,000 minutes in the last 60 days. Besides, the Facebook will receive a portion of revenue generated from the sticker ads in the story section. Notably, the Facebook is eyeing to expand this feature under 'in-… read-more

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 - 05:19 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Facebook, Silicon Valley, Mark Zuckerberg, Monetisation, Sticker ads

Courtesy: Business Insider

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook Discontinues Recommendations Of Politics-themed Groups

Mindful of the massive turmoil which enmeshed the US Presidential elections, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on January 27 notified that the site would cease to recommend politics-themed groups to users. Reportedly, the decision to demote civic and political contents arose from users' feedback and will observe a global implementation. The social media giant is also attempting to subdue political contents in users' main news feeds to avoid… read-more

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 - 01:27 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US Elections, US Election 2020

Courtesy: Gadgets 360

Trump banned from social media sites

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Donald Trump Banned From Facebook, Instagram For Indefinite Period

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on January 7 announced the extension of ban on Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts. Zuckerberg has declared an indefinite freeze on Trump's social media accounts. The Facebook CEO said that the risks of allowing Trump to continue his social media accounts "are simply too great". Earlier, Trump was ousted from all major social media platforms over accusations of promoting mob violence at the US Capitol… read-more

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 - 12:51 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Trump, Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Instagram , US capitol violence

Courtesy: Gadgets 360