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Facebook could launch traditional TV-style shows in June

Facebook may launch traditional TV-style shows in June

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. is reportedly making preparations for releasing a line-up of TV-style shows on its site as soon as in June this year.

Facebook has repeatedly said that video is one of the top priorities for the company going forward. Thus, news of release of TV-style shows is not surprising at all.

Citing anonymous sources, media outlets reported that the social-networking giant will mainly release two kinds of shows: longer, traditional television-style scripted shows and shorter shows that will be updated by the company on daily basis.

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Forbes: Mark Zuckerberg has lost $3.7B in net worth after US presidential election

Forbes: Mark Zuckerberg has lost $3.7B in net worth after US presidential electi

According to a Forbes report, several billion dollars in net worth has been lost by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after the US presidential election on November 8, 2016.

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SpaceX may partner with Facebook, Verizon on Mars mission

SpaceX may partner with Facebook, Verizon on Mars mission

Billionaire entrepreneur & innovator Elon Musk-led SpaceX is reportedly planning to join forces with tech giants Facebook and Verizon for its ambitious Mars mission.

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Facebook unveils its second-gen computer switch --- ‘Backpack’

Facebook unveils its second-gen computer switch --- ‘Backpack’

On Wednesday, social network Facebook unveiled an innovative second-generation computer switch called ‘Backpack’ --- a 100G optical switch for connecting together all the racks inside of a data center.

The newly-unveiled Backpack computer switch is the successor to Facebook’s 2015-launched 6-Pack 40G switch which had the capability to stream 40G worth of data around a data center network.

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Facebook launches new Snapchat-like app specifically for emerging markets

Facebook launches new Snapchat-like app specifically for emerging markets

In a late Tuesday announcement, social network Facebook said that it is launching a new app -- another clone of the Snapchat ephemeral messaging app -- specifically for the world’s emerging markets in which Wi-Fi is scarce and connectivity is weak.

The new Snapchat-like messaging app launched by Facebook for the emerging markets is called ‘Flash.’ The app – which does not take up much storage or data – is basically a lightweight version of Snapchat, which does not have a strong hold on potential users of messaging apps in emerging markets.

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Facebook launches new feature to allow users to officially endorse a 2016 presidential candidate

Facebook launches new feature to allow users to officially endorse a 2016 presid

In a Tuesday announcement, social network Facebook said that it is launching a new endorsement feature, which will give Facebook users the ability to officially endorse a 2016 presidential candidate.

The launch of the endorsement feature by Facebook marks the latest effort by the company to ensure a deeper level of user involvement.

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Facebook reportedly wants to launch its Free Basics ‘free Internet’ service in US

Facebook reportedly wants to launch its Free Basics ‘free Internet’ service in U

According to a Washington Post report released on Thursday, social network Facebook apparently wants to bring its controversial 'free Internet' plan - Free Basics - to the US.

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Instagram makes ‘Drafts’ feature an official part of its app

Instagram makes ‘Drafts’ feature an official part of its app

In a Tuesday announcement, Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram said that it has made the ‘Drafts’ feature an official part of its app, thereby unfolding the availability of the feature to all its users.

The rollout of the Drafts feature to all Instagram users -- via a server-side update -- comes a few weeks after the company first started testing the feature in August.

The official availability of the Drafts feature will give Instagram app users the ability to post photos to Instagram hours, days, or even years after they snapped the photos were clicked.

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Facebook is reducing human involvement in displaying Trending Topics

Facebook is reducing human involvement in displaying Trending Topics

In a blog post released on Friday, social network Facebook said that it is bringing about a change in its Trending Topics section, reducing the involvement of humans in how the trending news section is displayed.

According to the details shared by Facebook, the Trending Topics section is being retooled by the company to remove human-written descriptions, and increase dependence on computers. The company claims that the retooling of the section will augment its scalability and personalization.

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Facebook messages can now be officially sent to President Obama

Facebook messages can now be officially sent to President Obama

In a highly noteworthy announcement made via a press release on Wednesday, the White House said that people can now officially send private messages to President Barack Obama through the White House's Facebook page.

Revealing that Facebook’s Messenger messaging tool can be used by people for sending private messages to President Obama, the White House said the Facebook messages will be included in the communication which is considered for the 10 personal letters that are read by the President each day.

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