Snapchat’s latest mistake is not showing off its own strength

Snapchat footage of the shooting at YouTube HQImage: snapchat screenshot By Kerry Flynn2018-04-04 01:25:01 UTC Snapchat‘s redesign has been critiqued for being difficult to find celebrities, such as Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian. But while that may upset a subset of the world’s Kardashian fans, another mistake is the app now seemingly burying breaking news.  […]

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Even the founder of WhatsApp thinks you should delete Facebook

It looks like WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton has joined the delete Facebook movement.Image: LatinContent/Getty Images By Karissa Bell2018-03-20 23:54:13 UTC It turns out even $19 billion isn’t enough to convince people of the merits of Facebook. In what will surely be another blow to Facebook, WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton appears to have joined the growing […]

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Apple’s latest acquisition is a huge bummer for Android developers

An Apple employee walks near an Apple logo during the sale start of the new iPhone X at the Apple store Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse in Frankfurt, Germany.Image: ARMANDO BABANI/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock By Karissa Bell2018-01-03 02:09:11 UTC Apple snapped up another startup and it could have big implications for Android developers. The company announced it acquired Buddybuild, a […]

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Facebook AI researchers are teaching bots to have human-like expressions

By Karissa Bell2017-09-06 02:54:14 UTC Facebook doesn’t just want its AI-trained bots to know how humans speak—it wants them to understand our faces, too.  In a newly published paper, the company’s AI researchers detail their efforts to train a bot to mimic human facial expressions during a conversation.  The researchers trained the bots using a […]

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