Facebook: ‘The Circle’ in Real Life

The Circle

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.

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Can Snapchat Keep Up?

Can SnapChat Keep Up

With Snapchat’s newest update, there are a lot of cool new features, but can Snapchat keep up? The app added a backdrop feature, voice filters, games, and outbound links! Snapchat is really going all out to keep up with its competitors.

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Instagram Combats Hate

Instagram Combats Hate

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.

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Snap Map: The Low-Down

Snap Map: The Low-Down

In the last week, Snapchat has introduced its new feature, Snap Map. In order to utilize this new feature, one must update their application so I’m sure not everyone has caught wind of these changes yet. There have already been some controversial comments made about the new feature, but at the same time, it is kind of cool. A lot of social media applications have location features, but nothing quite like Snap Map has been done before.

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Intel Technology and The Olympic Games

Intel Technology and The Olympic Games

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.

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The Social Media Competition

Social Media Competition

The social media competition is in its all-time prime. Snapchat and Instagram entered the market around the same time over 6 years ago. Since then, we have seen the never-ending competition between the two. One would think that Snapchat stories would be dominating Instagram because they “started it”. However, this is simply not the case. 

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Instagram’s Lack of Transparency

Instagram's Lack of Transparency

Instagram is an ideal platform for advertisers due to its lack of transparency and ability to provide native advertising. It can be difficult to differentiate between paid and unpaid content, especially when it comes to the vast number of influencers and sponsors. To be more honest and forthright with consumers, Instagram is testing a feature similar to Facebook’s.

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Amazon’s New Feature: Prime Reload

Amazon's New Feature: Prime Reload

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.

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AI Takeover By 2062

AI

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. 

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How AI Might Change Graphic Design

AI Infographic