Google is Trying to Do to Facebook What Facebook Did to Snap—by Aping Some of Its Features

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Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL) unit has begun trying to do to Facebook (FB) what Facebook has largely done already to Snap: stifle its user growth by aping its features. Just in the past two weeks, Google has: – Updated its mobile app with data and features that make part of it look […]

Zuckerberg and Musk are Fighting About the Future of AI

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Zuckerberg and Musk are fighting about the robot future. The two tech titans are arguing about AI’s impact on humanity. They’re protecting their personal brands. Billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are fighting publicly about the future of artificial intelligence (AI). On Sunday afternoon, while smoking some meats in his back […]

Facebook’s plan to tap into your brain

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Facebook will assemble an independent Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) panel to oversee its development of a direct brain-to-computer typing interface it previewed today at its F8 conference. Facebook’s R&D department Building 8’s head Regina Dugan tells TechCrunch, “It’s early days . . . we’re in the process of […]

Why Mark Zuckerberg Is Excited About an Augmented Reality Future

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – The Facebook founder laid out the tech the company is working on during his F8 keynote address. When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took the stage today to open F8, the social giant’s annual developer conference, he wanted to address the elephant in the room. Another big […]

Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Jack Dorsey All Refuse to Use This Word

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – Zuckerberg, Page, and Dorsey all three avoid this word. Here’s the one word great CEOs never use Google boss Larry Page has partially paralyzed vocal cords, which forces him to speak in a near whisper. Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey once wore a nose ring […]

Virtual Reality Experience, a New Dawn?

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The technology had its coming out with several new, consumer-oriented headsets. But VR’s future seems anything but certain. The current state and possible future of virtual reality. A quarter of a century after the original virtual reality (VR) craze swept the world, the technology looks like it’s finally going to make […]

Norway blasts Facebook

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Facebook is reinstating a famous Vietnam War-era photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack, after a public outcry over its removal of the image including harsh criticism from Norway’s prime minister. In a clash between a democratically elected leader and the social media giant over how to patrol […]

Mark Zuckerberg Shades SpaceX’s Elon Musk For Exploding His $85m Amos-6 Satellite

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – When the SpaceX rocket explosion yesterday, it took Facebook’s new satellite with it. Now Zuck is threatening to ditch Elon Musk’s space company in a very public billionaire spat. As tech billionaire feuds go, this one is shaping up to be priceless. Shortly after Elon Musk’s SpaceX […]

Facebook Messenger hits one billion users

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Facebook Messenger has reached one billion monthly users, making it one of the most popular apps in the world. Just two years after the app was separated from the main Facebook app, the Messenger app is catching up with its parent-app that has 1.5 billion active users a month. “We’re […]

Facebook Challenges Apple

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The news that Facebook is working on encrypting end-to-end communication in its chat client is another sign that messaging is the next major battleground online. Facebook also is also working for SnapChat style messages, and the rise of messaging bots allows third-party developers to deliver solutions inside the chat environment. […]

Google CEO’s Quora Account Hijacked by Mark Zuckerberg Hackers

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Pichai’s Quora account was hacked by OurMine, the same group that recently hacked Mark Zuckerberg. Google CEO Sundar Pichai appears to have been hacked by the same group that took over several of Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts earlier this month. The Hacking group OurMine claims to have hijacked Pichai’s […]

President Obama’s message to entrepreneurs: ‘You are the bridge. You are the glue.’

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Business innovators will help integrate colliding cultures, bring prosperity to generations, President Obama says At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on campus Friday, President Barack Obama discussed how to empower people around the world to foster the kind of innovation characteristic of places like Stanford and the Silicon Valley. Obama acknowledged […]