About this blog
We present the latest IT news and tips, and information about our IT courses. Brought to you by Dr. Daniel Wong and Mr. Jude How
Latest news and events
December 2017
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
Facebook like box

Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

Microsoft has announced the completion of the Marea subsea cable, a joint project with Facebook and global telecommunications infrastructure company Telxius.

In a statement, Suresh Kumar, Microsoft’s corporate vice-president for cloud infrastructure and operations, said the subsea cable was the most technologically advanced to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

The cable runs for more than 6600 kms and weighs about 4.65 million kgs – or about the weight of 34 blue whales.

Click here to read more

Post to Twitter

There will be something for just about everyone in Bay Area companies’ earnings reports over the next few weeks. And this week, two of the most-opposite companies from the region will garner the attention of Wall Street and investors.

Facebook will deliver its second-quarter results after the close of trading Wednesday, and analysts have forecast the social-media giant to earn $1.12 a share on $9.2 billion in revenue. During the same period a year ago, Facebook earned 97 cents a share on sales of $6.44 billion. Mobile users and revenue from mobile ads will be main areas of focus, as well as the performance of Instagram and Instagram Stories ads.

Click HERE  to read more

Post to Twitter

Facebook is building a standalone app that incorporates ideas from Houseparty, the group video chat app that rose from the ashes of Meerkat, The Verge has learned. The app, which has the working name Bonfire, was recently demonstrated for employees. It is being targeted for a fall release, according to a person familiar with the matter. “We don’t have anything to share at this time,” a Facebook spokeswoman said.

Facebook’s move comes two years after Life On Air, which had helped usher in a new era of live broadcasting with its app Meerkat, pivoted to group video chat.

Click here to read more

Post to Twitter

Facebook’s artificial intelligence already knows a lot of things, such as who or what is in your photos, and what your Messenger conversations are about.

Now the social network’s algorithms know how to negotiate. In a study published Wednesday, Facebook revealed that it has taught chatbots to bargain with humans–and that they did so successfully. So much so, that Facebook claims the human opponents often didn’t realize they were interacting with bots.

Facebook A.I. research (FAIR) used transcripts of negotiations between real people to teach the bots to imitate their responses. FAIR then had them practice negotiations against fellow bots, rewarding them for positive outcomes and thus reinforcing words and behaviors that led to those outcomes. Over time, the bots learned to go beyond simply mimicking humans and instead became more unpredictable with their responses.

Click here to read more

Post to Twitter

Facebook has crashed. It’s not yet known why or how many people this has affected.

Social media giant Facebook is back online after experiencing technical difficulties across the globe.

The site crashed about 1.20pm on Tuesday and was back up shortly before 1.50pm.

It was unclear what had caused the error and how many people were affecte

Click HERE to read more

Post to Twitter

Facebook on Wednesday said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages.

The security improvement was described as being part of a broader effort to rid the leading social network of hoaxes, misinformation, and fake news by making sure people are who they claim to be.

“We’ve found that when people represent themselves on Facebook the same way they do in real life, they act responsibly,” Shabnam Shaik of the Facebook protect and care team said in a blog post.

Click here to read more

Post to Twitter

This week Facebook announced that it has deployed AI-driven technology to identify users at risk of suicide, and offer them support.

Algorithms, trained on report data from the network’s close to two billion users, are constantly on the lookout for warning signs in content that users post, as well as replies that are received. When a red flag is raised, a team of human reviewers is alerted, and the user can be contacted and offered help.

Click here to read more

Post to Twitter

Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company’s platform could be the “social infrastructure” for the globe.

In a 5,700-word manifesto, Zuckerberg, founder of the world’s largest social network, quoted Abraham Lincoln, the US president during the country’s 19th century Civil War known for his eloquence, and offered a philosophical sweep that was unusual for a business magnate.

Click here to read more

Post to Twitter

Facebook is focusing on growing user base and expanding partnerships with businesses in India, which is one of the key growth markets for the world’s largest social networking platform. “We (India) are leading the charter for the emerging markets for Facebook. We are part of Asia Pacific, which is the fastest growing region in the world in terms of Facebook revenue and India is a strategic focus within the region,” Facebook’s newly appointed India and South Asia head Umang Bedi said today.

Click here to read more

Post to Twitter

Facebook yesterday said that is working to fix flaws in its metrics calculations that led to the audience being overestimated at times.

It was the second time in months that Facebook acknowledged problems with assessing the reach of content at the leading online social network, a key factor in luring crucial advertising.

In September, Facebook said it had overestimated the average amount of time spent watching videos over the course of the previous two years.

Click here to read more

Post to Twitter