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Facebook adds support for live streaming and video chats to Messenger games
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 Last November, Facebook launched Instant Games, a new platform for gaming with friends inside the Messenger chat app. Today, the company is announcing a couple of notable new features for this gaming platform, including [...]
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Google Cloud Platform cuts the price of GPUs by up to 36 percent
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 Google today announced that it’s cutting the price of using Nvidia’s Tesla GPUs through its Compute Engine by up to 36 percent. In U.S. regions, using the somewhat older K80 GPUs will now cost $0.45 per hour [...]
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Google’s chatbot analytics platform Chatbase launches to public
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 At Google I/O this year, Google quietly introduced a new chatbot analytics platform called Chatbase, a project developed within the company’s internal R&D incubator, Area 120. Today, that platform is being pu [...]
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Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote
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 BuzzFeed has obtained a statement from Facebook in which the tech giant admits, for the first time, that some Russia-linked accounts may have used its platform to try to interfere in the UK’s European Union refer [...]
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Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone Jr. suspended from Twitter
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 Following a late-night, profanity-laced, Twitter tirade directed at CNN anchors, Roger Stone Jr., a longtime confidant and associate of President Donald Trump has been suspended indefinitely from the social media platfo [...]
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Social media monitor Brandwatch acquires content marketing platform BuzzSumo
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 Brandwatch, a social media monitoring company, has acquired BuzzSumo, a content marketing and influencer identification platform, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition adds an important arrow into Brandwatch’s q [...]
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Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform is now open to SteamVR developers
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 It’s no secret that Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform will support SteamVR games over time. That’s a big deal because Steam is, after all, the largest store for buying PC games and Microsoft needs a l [...]
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Facebook’s Eddie O’Neil takes over Platform as Deb Liu grows Marketplace
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 There’s a new czar running Facebook’s developer platform tools. Because Facebook’s classifieds feature Marketplace is growing, it will now command the full attention of Deb Liu, who previously ran Plat [...]
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If a Hillary-endorsed media platform is tech’s best solution to ‘fake news’ then we’re screwed
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 Social media sites have had a pretty interesting year when it comes to approaching filter bubbles and echo chambers and the real world effects that come when they effect something like a national election. Verrit is a f [...]
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