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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

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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
Cheap headsets are carrying the VR market as high-end device sales struggle

Cheap headsets are carrying the VR market as high-end device sales struggle

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Virtual Reality has been around for a short while now. However, the jury is still out on whether or not it is already a success or has some way to ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 10:36AM
UK Government to push through laws forcing social media firms to hand over encrypted data

UK Government to push through laws forcing social media firms to hand over encrypted data

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THE UK government will attempt to push through new laws to compel technology companies to hand over encrypted data. Should the Conservatives win the general election on June 8, then ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 25th 2017 at 10:20AM
Facebook hit with €110 million fine for 'misleading' EU over WhatsApp data use

Facebook hit with €110 million fine for 'misleading' EU over WhatsApp data use

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Facebook has been slapped with a €110 million fine for misleading the EU over its WhatsApp takeover. The European Commission has ruled that Facebook intentionally mislead officials in order to ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 18th 2017 at 10:18AM
ZeniMax sues Samsung for using its technology in Gear VR

ZeniMax sues Samsung for using its technology in Gear VR

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Games company ZeniMax is taking on Samsung after successfully suing Facebook-owned Oculus for using its VR technology. Zenimax has begun legal proceedings against Samsung over its Gear VR headset. The ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 16th 2017 at 11:21AM

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