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Following Facebook's lead: Males fear taking parental leave - here's why
"It will reduce the stigma around men taking on equal caring responsibilities and could help improve female gender equality in the workplace.”
Zuckerberg jumps into the frying pan with ‘insensitive’ VR live-stream
“My goal here was to show how VR can raise awareness and help us see what's happening in different parts of the world...”
Facebook announces Oculus Go, one of the cheapest VR headsets yet
Without a cable or the need for a mobile phone, standalone headsets represent a totally new phase of VR hardware...
Is social media now almost impossible to monetise unless you’re an industry giant?
MarketLine asks whether a social media business model based on building popularity before monetisation is fundamentally flawed.
Faceliker Trojan leads the malware race in Q2
"By making apps or news articles appear more popular, accepted and legitimate, unknown actors can covertly influence the way we perceive value."
Attracting customers a major challenge for SMEs – survey
Over 5,000 exporting SMEs globally were asked to consider the online tools that help them sell internationally.
Bot services market worth US$1,783.9m by 2022 – APAC the driver
A new research report from MarketsandMarkets has forecast very positive times ahead for the bot services market, with APAC leading the way.
BlueJeans announces video meeting integrations with Facebook and Samsung
Customers can now benefit from ideal plug-and-play experiences with Workplace by Facebook and Samsung DeX.
Yikes! What to do when your Facebook group is hijacked by competitors
SMBs often find creating groups and participating on social media a good way to gain exposure, but we can't always control how they're used.
AR/VR headset market leaps 25.5 percent in 12 months
IDC has released its latest findings of the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets market with good news for vendors and resellers.
It’s time to consider other cooling options for Open Compute Project data centers
Indirect air economizer cooling, for example, greatly extends the geographies in which air economizer modes of cooling can be used.
Facebook announces major updates that redefine the news feed and birthday posts
“People want to see accurate information on Facebook, and so do we..."
Equinix talks how to handle the subsea cable building boom
It took the world a couple decades to reach a zettabyte in annual traffic, but Cisco projects we’ll more than double that by 2020.
Kiwi artist features on the world’s biggest online art exhibition
Facebook and YouTube have a huge impact on our daily lives, it is thus only the natural progression that art would begin to reflect that...
Facebook tackles the wildfire of misinformation plaguing your newsfeed
"Some of the worst offenders use a technique known as ‘cloaking’ to circumvent Facebook’s review processes..."
Unsuspecting Kiwis aid thieves: The dangers of buying ‘discount’ phones from Facebook groups
“If a price seems too good to be true, it usually is..."
Will Messenger create an AI overlord? Facebook expands on its artificial intelligence partners
Facebook has acquired another artificial intelligence startup, to help Messenger build a more elaborate virtual assistant for users...
The end is nigh: Adobe to disable Flash Player by 2020
Browser vendors are integrating capabilities once provided by plugins directly, given this progress, Adobe has decided to end the life of Flash...
Capture the world in 360-degrees: Facebook launches its Live-360 program
Facebook launched its new Live-360 program, which allows users to stream 360-degree footage to Facebook with immense ease...
Rise of the AI weatherman: AccuWeather and Facebook create the ‘perfect’ weather-bot
AccuWeather has announced the launch of their AI-powered weather assistant for Facebook Messenger...
Interview: How CIOs can boost innovation & creativity
Looking for processes to improve creativity is the wrong place to start. This is exactly why most organisations completely fail at being innovative."
Facebook announces the formation of a global internet forum to counter terrorism
"By working together, we can have a greater impact on the threat of terrorist content online."
Going rogue: The challenges of AI in customer service
AI technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and can add immense value to organisations — but they are by no means foolproof.
Facebook expands on its ever-evolving user personalisation
Facebook announces their cover video system, rolling out in the next update.