Social Media
Social Media

Facebook is developing a revolutionary method to teach chatbots common sense

Facebook wants to improve chatbots, and its digital assistant, "M," by teaching them common sense. The social network's first director of AI, Yann LeCun, revealed its predictive learning plans at a recent conference.
Mobile

Apple and Microsoft put the kibosh on a proposed rifle emoji

A joint opposition by Apple and Microsoft to a proposed rifle emoji means your phone won't be getting one anytime soon. The effort was spearheaded by Apple at a recent Unicode Consortium meeting.
Mobile

Report: Facebook working to bring its videos to T-Mobile’s Binge On program

Facebook is planning to bring data-free videos to T-Mobile customers by introducing them to the carrier's Binge On program, according to a new report. The move is thought to be part of Facebook's live-streaming push.
Social Media

Likes, comments on Instagram posts have dropped by a third in past 12 months

Instagram might have more users than ever, but a new study shows interactions are down year-over-year. According to social media analytics firm Quintly, more users on the service means more content is fighting for FaceTime.
Gaming

Facebook Live aims to beat Twitch at its own game with help of pro gamer Stephen Ellis

Facebook has hired pro-gamer Stephen “Snoopeh” Ellis to bring more game developers, e-sports competitors, and gaming talent to its live-streaming network. Quietly recruited in May, Ellis has since been working behind the scenes to…
Mobile

Apple explains why iMessage is unlikely to ever land on Android

There was talk last week that iMessage was about to land for Android users, but it wasn't to be. And now an Apple executive has explained why its messaging software is unlikely to ever land on Google's mobile operating system.
Social Media

Chicago man fatally shot during Facebook Live broadcast

A Chicago man who was fatally shot appears to have captured the incident on Facebook Live. Police are investigating the live-stream as part of their investigation into the shooting of the man, identified as Antonio Perkins.
Photography

Researchers discover the ugliest color in the world: Pantone 448 C

The Australian government commissioned a research firm to find the most repulsive color in the world in order to make it harder to sell cigarettes. Whether that ultimate goal is achieved, the color they found -- Pantone 448 C -- is…
Social Media

#Gunsforsale hashtag results disappear from Instagram following Senate filibuster

Following a Senate filibuster to force a vote on gun control amendments, Instagram noted, “Recent posts from #gunsforsale are currently hidden because the community has reported some content that may not meet Instagram’s community…
Social Media

Man known as Facebook ‘spam king’ sent to jail

A man who earned the notorious title of the "spam king" of Facebook has been sentenced to 30 months in jail. Wallace Sanford confessed to sending 27 million junk messages to hundreds of thousands of Facebook users over the course of several…
Social Media

Prepare to see Twitter ads based on your favorite emojis

Next time you tweet out a pizza emoji, you may get served an ad from a fast food chain on Twitter. Yes, emoji-targeting is now a thing, and considering 110 billion tweets containing emojis have been shared since 2014, it's going to be huge.
Social Media

Facebook VP says the social network will be ‘all video’ in five years

A Facebook VP has proclaimed that the platform will be dominated by video in the near future, as text posts witness a year-on-year decline. The statement was made by Facebook's Nicola Mendelsohn at a summit in London.