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Facebook will bolster up fight against fake news, data misuse, says Zuckerberg
May02

Facebook will bolster up fight against fake news, data misuse, says Zuckerberg

  Mark Zuckerberg stood unfazed but apologetic in front of 5,000 people. He wore a blue, long-sleeve shirt and jeans—not his usual color. “It’s been an intense year,” he said the moment he set foot on stage at Facebook’s 2018 F8 developer conference. The company he started and is heading has been going through a rough patch in the past few months. All talks about Facebook had been about reaching new heights, building bridges and...

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Facebook is going the Tinder way with a new dating feature
May01

Facebook is going the Tinder way with a new dating feature

Facebook wants to give dating giant Tinder a run for the money by launching some new dating features, TechCrunch reports. When launched, people will be able to opt in to create a dating profile on Facebook. The new dating feature, however, won’t be visible to everyone, but will only be seen by non-friends who have opted into dating. Matchmaking will be done by a bunch of preferences—and you can trust Facebook when it comes to matching...

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Facebook’s Oculus Go finally goes on sale in 23 countries
May01

Facebook’s Oculus Go finally goes on sale in 23 countries

After seven months of waiting for the arrival of the Oculus Go standalone device, Facebook has finally launched it into the market. Starting at $199 for the 32GB model and $259 for the 64GB, the device is available in 23 countries where users will have the opportunity to enjoy quality the VR technology that is not dependent on a computer. It is a launch that everyone at Facebook is clearly excited about, especially with Mark...

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Facebook gives parents more control on Messenger Kids
Apr28

Facebook gives parents more control on Messenger Kids

Messenger Kids has gained an extra feature that will allow parents to turn off the app at designated times. “Sleep mode,” the name of the new feature, is being added to enable parents and children talk about when it is right to send messages to friends and family. it will also enable parents and children to determine the appropriate time for homework or bedtime among others. “With sleep mode, parents can set a designated off time and...

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Facebook earnings beat estimates amid Cambridge Analytica scandal
Apr25

Facebook earnings beat estimates amid Cambridge Analytica scandal

  Facebook has withstood its challenges in the first quarter of 2018. It managed to beat estimates despite facing a data-privacy scandal involving 87 million user accounts. The backlash of Cambridge Analytica’s actions struck in March. Yet, Facebook discounted those concerns after its shares surged and beat forecasts. The social network posted $4.99 billion net income on sales of $11.97 billion over the quarter. Analysts...

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Facebook is testing payments in India—report
Apr17

Facebook is testing payments in India—report

Could it be that Facebook has smelt the blood and wants a piece of the Indian market? Recall that one of the company’s subsidiaries WhatsApp recently launched a mobile payment service in India, and things are heading in the right direction. Well, report says Facebook is currently testing a payment service that will allow users make recharges on the messaging app. According to Factory Daily, the social networking giant is testing the...

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