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Facebook brings Live broadcasting to its Spaces virtual reality app

In an effort to seemingly combine a couple of the top tech trends of the year, Facebook will soon be allowing users of its Oculus Rift virtual reality system to live stream themselves inside VR to their Facebook friends and followers as avatars. The Facebook Live functionality will be arriving on the Spaces app, which […]

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Facebook’s Virtual Reality Ambitions Could Be Threatened by Court Order

  Facebook Inc’s big ambitions in the nascent virtual reality industry could be threatened by a court order that would prevent it from using critical software code another company claims to own, according to legal and industry experts. Last Thursday, video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc asked a Dallas federal judge to issue an order […]

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Facebook Tracking Lawsuit Judge Says Keeping Online Activity Private Is Users’ Responsibility

  A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Facebook accusing it of tracking users’ internet usage between April 22, 2010, and Sept. 26, 2011, regardless if they’ve logged out of the network. U.S. District Judge Edward Davila on Friday, June 30, stated that the plaintiffs didn’t manage to prove that they had “reasonable expectation of privacy,” or suffered […]

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Facebook Live Video Streaming Now Available on Desktop

Facebook Live was first only available to mobile devices (and Pages), but it has now expanded its services for all users to be able to stream directly from desktops. This ability brings more options for live broadcasters to directly go live through a webcam, and also shows Facebook’s seriousness towards live streaming and its push […]

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Facebook ‘M’ deploys army of virtual assistants to help fix your life

In February, a startup introduced Magic, a service that promised that you could order up virtually anything via text message, than have it delivered to your door. It launched, went viral, then…faded. Now Facebook wants to do Magic one better. As of today, Facebook is launching a trial of M, a service that lives on […]