Facebook Stories open to Pages, bringing brands to the ghost town

Facebook Stories open to Pages, bringing brands to the ghost town

No one’s posting to Facebook Stories. Only 8 of my 2800 friends have Stories up right now, and 3 came from the new ‘cross-post from Instagram Stories’ feature. Maybe younger or… more

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October 11, 2017

Toonstar lets you bring cartoon characters to life thanks to facial recognition

Toonstar lets you bring cartoon characters to life thanks to facial recognition

John Attanasio, CEO of Toonstar, said his goal is to create “a new Cartoon Network.”

Attanasio and his co-founder Luisa Huang were both executives at Warner Brothers, so they both worked… more

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October 11, 2017

Sandberg says Facebook allows fake news ads from legit accounts

Sandberg says Facebook allows fake news ads from legit accounts

If the Russian-bought election interference ads hadn’t been bought by fraudulent accounts, “Most of them would be allowed to run” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said this morning. “The… more

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October 11, 2017

Everything announced at Oculus’ Connect 4 VR conference

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October 10, 2017

Facebook’s new virtual reality strategy: self-reliance

Facebook’s new virtual reality strategy: self-reliance

Today, Facebook’s VR ambitions looked inwards.

The newly announced $199 Oculus Go headset and upcoming high-end “Santa Cruz” standalone will come with something past… more

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October 10, 2017

Facebook ‘3D posts’ let you play with VR objects in News Feed

Facebook ‘3D posts’ let you play with VR objects in News Feed

Facebook wants to let you create virtual objects in its Oculus Medium sculpting platform or Facebook Spaces VR hangouts and then share them with friends who don’t have a VR headset. Today at… more

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October 10, 2017

PornHub uses computer vision to ID actors, acts in its videos

PornHub uses computer vision to ID actors, acts in its videos

They say porn adopts new technologies first and PornHub [NSFW], a site that is as NSFW as it sounds, is proving that old adage true. The site – which receives 80 million visitors a day –… more

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October 10, 2017

Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops

Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops

A YouTube channel that had been implicated in Russia disinformation operations to target the U.S. 2016 election has been taken down by Google.

Earlier this week The Daily Beast claimed the… more

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October 10, 2017

Twitter says it may “refine” its policies after reversing position on Blackburn campaign ad

Twitter says it may “refine” its policies after reversing position on Blackburn campaign ad

For the second time in less than three weeks, Twitter has said it will look at its policies following controversy over tweets by a politician. On Tuesday, Twitter reversed a decision it made the… more

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October 10, 2017

Facebook seriously needs its own Bitmoji

Facebook seriously needs its own Bitmoji

Your Facebook profile used to be the online version of “you”. But over the past year, Bitmoji has usurped Facebook to become the preferred way to share your identity over… more

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October 10, 2017