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Head of Facebook's hardware lab resigns for 'purposeful' next step

Head of Facebook's hardware lab resigns for 'purposeful' next step

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The head of Facebook’s hardware lab Building 8 has stepped down to focus on a ‘purposeful’ next step. Regina Dugan exits the company after joining from Google 18 months ago. ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Oct 18th 2017 at 9:43AM
EdTech firms welcome Facebook's pledge to train UK children as cyber security experts

EdTech firms welcome Facebook's pledge to train UK children as cyber security experts

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Facebook has set aside more than £1 million to train British schoolchildren to be cyber security experts. Set up by Childnet International and the Diana Award, the scheme will has ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Oct 16th 2017 at 10:48AM
PCR Five for Friday (29/09/2017)

PCR Five for Friday (29/09/2017)

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Five for Friday is a weekly feature to give a brief roundup of our top five stories from the week that you might have missed. Think we left anything out? Let ...

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on Sep 29th 2017 at 10:15AM
Is investment in tech giants about to dry up?

Is investment in tech giants about to dry up?

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The bubble that has lifted tech stocks to lofty new heights looks like it may be about to pop. Share prices in tech giants such as Facebook, Microsoft and Google’s ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Sep 26th 2017 at 10:23AM

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What next for outgoing WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton?

What next for outgoing WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton?

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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has announced his departure from the popular messaging service. Acton, who started at Facebook in 2014 when WhatsApp was acquired for $19 billion, may be less ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Sep 13th 2017 at 9:31AM
Oculus shifts sights to augmented reality

Oculus shifts sights to augmented reality

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Facebook is set to take its virtual reality technology into the augmented reality sphere. The social media giant has filed a patent for Oculus AR smartglasses that could superimpose virtual ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 10:54AM
Facebook plans cheaper Oculus Rift headset for 2018

Facebook plans cheaper Oculus Rift headset for 2018

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Facebook is having another go at bringing virtual reality to the mass market. The US giant reportedly has plans for a cheaper version of its Oculus Rift VR headset in ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jul 14th 2017 at 9:38AM
UK stock market rocked as investors dump 'inflated' technology shares

UK stock market rocked as investors dump 'inflated' technology shares

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The UK stock market is taking a tumble as investors continue to off-load shares in technology companies around the world. On Friday, Wall Street saw a mass sell-off in relation ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jun 12th 2017 at 11:17AM
EU to give police access to cloud data in wake of terror attacks

EU to give police access to cloud data in wake of terror attacks

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The EU could soon give police direct access to cloud data in relation to terror attacks. In a bid to make it easier for police forces across Europe, the EU ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jun 9th 2017 at 10:10AM
Do US 'big five' tech firms need EU-style regulating?

Do US 'big five' tech firms need EU-style regulating?

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In the past two weeks, two of the tech industry’s ‘big five’ companies have surpassed the $1,000 per share milestone. Just six days after Amazon reached the mark, Google’s parent ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jun 9th 2017 at 10:04AM

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