Facebook Watch is gunning for the 23 hours a day you don’t spend on Facebook

August 12, 2017

Image: vicky leta/mashable Facebook’s 2 billions users spend about 50 minutes a day on Facebook, which begs the question: what does Facebook want you to do with the other 23 hours and 10 minutes of your day? On Wednesday, the company’s plans for that remaining time became clearer. Yep, it’s here: meet Facebook Watch. Facebook Watch marks the social network’s entry into the high-end video scene. It’s an arms race…

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Facebook now has technology for manipulating live videos

August 12, 2017

Fake it.Image: facebook Fake news, it’s a big deal on Facebook, and we might just be getting more of it in the form of videos. Facebook recently bought a startup with an expertise in video manipulation, Deutsche Startups reported. The German-based startup Fayteq has software that is able to remove or add objects in videos, even live ones, and add effects to them. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s dumbest feature is coming…

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All the best things on the internet are terrible at making money

July 30, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Andrey_Popov At some point, the internet became a get-rich-quick scheme. There’s a simple formula to it: Smart people with good ideas receive millions of dollars to build something. If that something generates billions of dollars, it is a success. If it does not, it is a failure. Such “failures” include: Twitter, Soundcloud, Vine, Reddit. At varying times, each of these companies had the hallmarks of “success”millions of…

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Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

A sign in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs on a farming tractor near a polling station in Cave Creek, Arizona. (Photo by )Image: Ralph Freso/Getty Images If you live in the country, there’s a good chance you don’t have broadband-speed internet. Only one in ten Americans lack access to a connection that meets the government’s new standard for the designation, but more than two thirds of them…

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