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Facebook unveils Ray Ban Stories smart glasses, costs $299
Sep12

Facebook unveils Ray Ban Stories smart glasses, costs $299

No augmented reality (AR). No Facebook branding. But the social network still pushed through with its new smart glasses. A partnership with the popular spectacle maker, the Ray Ban Stories comes with trendy styles and disguises everything that you see and record. The glasses have achieved what the Google Glass could not. The fashionable Ray Ban Stories does not carry the nerdy look of the latter, for one. No matter how many functions...

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Facebook’s State of Small Business report shares new insights on pandemic impacts
Sep11

Facebook’s State of Small Business report shares new insights on pandemic impacts

Facebook has released an updated State of Small Business report. The study tracks and measures the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on SMBs. The report includes responses from 35,189 small business leaders worldwide. This number includes 10,262 US business leaders. With the share and effect of SMBs on the economy, the study shows the current sentiment of business owners.   Closure rates Facebook says SMB closure rates have...

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Facebook, Instagram updates verification badge guidelines
Sep06

Facebook, Instagram updates verification badge guidelines

Twitter has updated its verification guidelines. And Facebook wants to do the same with its verification badge. Facebook-owned Instagram will now allow you to apply for profile verification in the app. The social network has released an updated overview on how its verification works. And it outlines who can qualify for the blue checkmark. “At its core, verification is a way for people to know that the notable accounts they are...

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Facebook AI software labeled Black men as “primates”
Sep04

Facebook AI software labeled Black men as “primates”

Image Credit: VentureBeat A Facebook spokesperson has described as “clearly unacceptable error” a situation where its AI software labeled Black men as “primates.” The software, however, has been disabled by the company, the Facebook spokesperson confirms in a statement per The New York Times. Not the first time though; Facebook is not new to such racial controversies; but this has the potential to cast the company in further bad light...

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Facebook Gaming streamers can now play copyrighted music live
Sep04

Facebook Gaming streamers can now play copyrighted music live

Facebook has announced new deals with music publishers to allow Facebook Gaming streamers to play background music while streaming. “Last year, we announced the rollout of music on Facebook Gaming. Since then, we’ve been testing with our Partner Creators to ensure they’re able to use a vast array of popular music in their streams without risk of takedowns. We’ve learned a lot and made some improvements. And today, we’re...

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Facebook tests new way to reduce contentious political content
Sep01

Facebook tests new way to reduce contentious political content

Facebook has started a new test to deemphasize political posts and current events in its user feeds. In a move driven by user feedback, the social network will limit political content that people will see in their News Feeds. “Moving forward, Facebook will expand some of its current News Feed tests that put less emphasis on certain engagement signals, like the probability that a user will share or comment on a post, in its ranking...

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