If you haven’t seen The Circle in theaters yet, you’re about to see it in real life. Facebook is expanding again, except this time it’s not their social features, it’s their physical campus. Facebook has been at its current 430,000-square-foot headquarters in Menlo Park, California a little over two years now. Now, Facebook is building what it calls it’s “Willow Campus”, not just new office space.
It has become common nature to voice your opinions on social networks, whether they are nice comments or mean comments is another story. However, it might only be sunshine and butterflies from here on out as Instagram combats hate. Instagram is combatting the hateful and “toxic” comments with their new feature. This feature uses a filtering system to determine offensive comments and spam in nine different languages.
Now that the social media network has reached 2 billion monthly users, Facebook has more power than ever. Recently, Mark Zuckerberg hosted Facebook’s first ever Community-Summit in Chicago. He announced there will soon be new tools to help admins and communities run smoother on the platform. Communities are a huge component of the social platform for there are over 1 million people that use Facebook groups monthly. As the largest and most influential social network in the world, Facebook has a lot of responsibility on its plate.
Intel technology and the Olympic Games have big news! Intel, an American multinational corporation and technology company just announced a worldwide top partnership through 2024 with the Olympic Games. This will be a good opportunity for them to show off their newest technology. These technologies include virtual reality, 360-degree video, artificial intelligence, drones and more in hopes to enhance the high-profile sports event.
Amazon has added yet another feature to its services, Prime Reload. Available to Amazon Prime members, it is encouraging you to pay through your checking accounts by offering an incentive. If members fund their Amazon balances with their debit card they are eligible to get back 2% of their purchases.
AI has been developing exponentially since its founding in the 1950s. It’s no surprise that developments by major tech companies have already been influential in the 21st century. A new survey conducted by the University of Oxford and Yale University suggests surprising evidence for AI.
Apple is continually freshening their products. Their annual Worldwide Developers Conference, WWDC, is their opportunity to showcase what’s new and exciting for them. This year, WWDC is hosted in San Jose, California from June 5-9. Here’s what new with Apple!
Amazon has recently been beefing up its ad business, and Wall Street is starting to take notice. The e-commerce giant is predicted to pull in $5 billion in ad revenue. Although Amazon would only make up 4% of the digital ads market, which is dominated by Facebook and Google, investors say they should definitely take note of Amazon’s growth.
Facebook has bet big on chatbots. Many companies are incorporating chatbots into Messenger for easily helping users find what they need. Expedia has utilized its chatbot to help customers find the best hotels for their next trip. The use of chatbots is a huge opportunity for streamlining the travel experience, but what could be improved?