Facebook addresses Silicon Valley’s affordable housing crisis

July 10, 2017

The social networking business which has been criticised for exacerbating the housing crisis in Menlo Park is to build 1,500 apartments Facebook is to build its own village of 1,500 homes for workers struggling to pay soaring rents as the housing crisis in Silicon Valley deepens. The social networking company has submitted plans to the local council to create a new neighbourhood of homes, shops and a public plaza across…


Pakistan: man sentenced to death for blasphemy on Facebook

June 11, 2017

Taimoor Raza was found guilty of reviling the prophet Mohammed during an justification on social media with a counter-terrorism official A Pakistani man has been sentenced to fatality for committing blasphemy on Facebook, the first sentence on bills arising from social media. Judge Shabbir Ahmad Awan handed down the conclusion in Bahawalpur, around 600 km( 372 miles) south of fund Islamabad, perceiving Taimoor Raza guilty of reviling the prophet Mohammed,…


At Facebook we get things wrong but we take our safety role seriously | Monika Bickert

May 23, 2017

Our reviewing of difficult posts and images is complex and challenging. We appreciate the Guardian revealing how tough it is to get the balance right Last month, people shared several horrific videos on Facebook of Syrian children in the aftermath of a chemical weapons attack. The videos, which also appeared elsewhere on the internet, showed the children shaking, struggling to breathe and eventually dying. The images were deeply shocking so…


Popular social media sites ‘harm young people’s mental health’

May 19, 2017

Poll of 14 – to 24 -year-olds proves Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased apprehensions of shortcoming and anxiety Four of the five most popular forms of social media ill young peoples mental health issues, with Instagram the most damaging, according to experiment by two health organisations. Instagram has the most deepening young peoples apprehensions of shortcoming and nervousnes. The survey, published on Friday, concluded that Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter…


Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

May 10, 2017

San Francisco-based Jump Capital, and includes participation from Tubi TVs Series A investor The titles on Tubi TV arent necessarily the hottest, or most in-demand new releases, but include a number of big-name hits from years past. For example, the apps featured selection right now includesthe 2000 film Gladiator, 1991s The Silence of the Lambs, 2011s Young Adult, 2010s True Grit and 2008s Revolutionary Road, among others. But for Tubi…


Facebook TV is coming this summer, report says

May 7, 2017

Image: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Facebook has repeatedly told us that video is a priority for the company going forward, and now we have more details on exactly what Facebook TV will look like. SEE ALSO: What Facebook must do to prepare its 3,000 new moderators for the trauma they’ll face The social networking giant is reportedly preparing to release a line-up of television-style shows on the site in June. Although…


5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

Inclusive marketing is a technique that consumers may not be able to pinpoint, but for many businesses, it’s the secret ingredient behind creating ads that set out to empower people and create confidence amongst consumers. SEE ALSO: Pepsi pulls cringeworthy Kendall Jenner ad after massive backlash Inclusive marketing is marketing that doesn’t specifically target one demographic nor does it rely on the traditional stereotypes we set up amongst ourselves and…


Eight visions of Facebook’s future from its F8 conference

April 19, 2017

Mark Zuckerbergs social network is potting big on augmented world, hasnt given up on VR but doesnt have much to say about the Facebook killer As Apple has WWDC and Google has I/ O, so Facebook has F8: the social networks big annual meet has steadily proliferated, from a behavior to speak to developers about the upcoming changes to its pulpit to an event where the world sounds about the…