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Facebook buys VR studio behind Beat Saber

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Virtual reality doesn’t have many hit games yet, but Facebook is buying the studio behind one of the platform’s biggest titles. Facebook announced today that...

Samasource raises $14.8M for global AI data biz driven from Africa

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AI training data provider Samasource has raised a $14.8 million Series A funding round led by Ridge Ventures. The San Francisco headquartered company delivers Fortune...

Facebook’s Libra code chugs along ignoring regulatory deadlock

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“5 months and growing strong” the Libra Association announced today in a post about its technical infrastructure that completely omits the fierce regulatory backlash...

Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record...

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Facebook’s latest transparency report is out. The social media giant said the number of government demands for user data increased by 16% to 128,617 demands...

Instagram to test hiding Like counts in US, which could hurt...

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“We will make decisions that hurt the business if they help people’s well-being and health” says Instagram’s CEO Adam Mosseri. To that end, next...

“Trump should not be our president” says Ex-Facebook CPO Chris Cox

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Chris Cox’s motivational speeches were at the heart of Facebook’s new employee orientation. But after 14 years at the social network, the chief product...

Solar based ISP startup Tizeti launches 4G LTE network in Nigeria

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Nigerian internet service provider Tizeti has launched its first 4G LTE network. The Y-Combinator backed startup — that uses solar powered towers to deliver net...

PayPal is the first company to drop out of the Facebook-led...

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PayPal has become the first company to walk away officially from Facebook’s Libra, a cryptocurrency and related association that it announced earlier this year with...

Jobpal pockets $2.7M for its enterprise recruitment chatbot

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Berlin-based recruitment chatbot startup Jobpal has closed a €2.5 million (~$2.7M) seed round of funding from InReach Ventures and Acadian Ventures. The company, which was...

Voter manipulation on social media now a global problem, report finds

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New research by the Oxford Internet Institute has found that social media manipulation is getting worse, with rising numbers of governments and political parties...