When Facebook launched M last year it is widely taken by tech media as Facebook’s answer to Siri or Cortana, which is correct if not incomplete. While Siri is doing a great job delivering personal assistance to the iPhone device owner, there’s something Apple Store-level or even Google Search-level big about M and it isn’t
Snapchat has gone a long way from its initial launch in 2011. While the startup company started by Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy while they were attending Stanford was initially focused on being able to send and receive disappearing pictures, messages and video, recent rumors have reported that the popular social media company is now
Facebook announced today the launch of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), which is bringing together a coalition of Internet service providers and tech companies to focus on the engineering challenges of delivering high-res video and virtual reality. Facebook says it has created a team dedicated solely to researching and developing virtual reality for social networking.
Skype is getting smarter with the integration of chat bots into the messaging service, this as Microsoft introduced Skype Bot Program at its Build 2016 conference on March 30. Advertisement Skype announced a new ‘Bots’ platform in preview mode for developers and users of the iPhone and iPad apps as well as for Android and
Finding the right product or service online gets a step easier with the latest search engine, Adswish. It has promised to help with better search results for just anything one wants to find from anywhere in the world. This new digital search engine follows the Google search engine model for classified ads. Advertisement So, what’s
Snapchat has added some more fun to its messaging app by adding video and voice messaging features. The company has been updating the application to stand strong against its rivals. Along with these features, Snapchat has also introduced an autoplay feature for calling and new emojis. But people are wondering what these friends emojis mean.
It seems that Yahoo losses have become alarming and CEO Marissa Mayer is grasping at straws. In a recent bid to improve Yahoo stocks and appease investors, Mayer has announced a series of drastic revamps to Yahoo’s core businesses, as well as massive layoffs. Advertisement This comes following a drop in the company’s recent performance
Facebook rolled out a new accessibility feature to help the blind or visually impaired people “see” photos on their news feed. Advertisement Introducing automatic alternative text, it enables Facebook’s AI to generate description for photos to be read aloud. Advertisement It makes use of text-to-speech software or speech synthesizers so blind people can listen to
Dropbox pulled out nearly all of its data (up to 90 percent) from Amazon AWS and created its own private cloud system, according to its blogpost. Aditya Agarwal, Dropbox VP of engineering, unveiled on Tuesday that the file hosting service provider is finally bidding farewell to Amazon as they move forward on utilizing its
We recently discussed some of the biggest F8 news from Facebook’s developer conference this year. Here, we’d like to focus on one of the more interesting—and potentially disturbing—items on that list. We are, of course, talking about Mark Zuckerberg’s bots. Advertisement On the very first day of F8 2016, Zuckerberg announced that he wanted to