Facebook has a "realistic opportunity" to enter China in 2018, Mizuho analyst James Lee wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday. Lee came to the conclusion after meeting "various industry contacts" in China during a recent trip. Facebook's recent appointment of an executive to manage relations with China will help the company "understand the regulatory requirement and negotiate Facebook's operating structure in China," said Lee in the note, a copy of which was obtained by Business Insider.
This is a big week for YouTube. Itâ€™s getting a new design and new featuresâ€”all of which have been in the works, carefully and methodically, for a very long time, and all of which, as far as Iâ€™m concerned, are welcome!
Imagine this. Youâ€™re on Facebook. You find an item you think your mom might like. Or your friend, or your Twitter followers, or anybody else who isnâ€™t on Facebook. Or who is on Facebook, but will never see the post you liked. Thereâ€™s a sneaky way you can create a universal link to a Facebook item so that you can send or post to anyone!
Hope you had a nice outdoorsy summer, because for the foreseeable future, youâ€™re going to have a hard time leaving the living room. The fall video game season is just about underway, and the 2017 edition is keeping with tradition by slinging enough massive games your way to tax both your wallet and your eyesight. From Mario to Marvel, hereâ€™s what the next few months have in store. â€śDestiny 2â€ť
The plague of â€śfake newsâ€ť may be news to Facebook (FB), but itâ€™s a familiar foe to a small non-profit in Washington thatâ€™s trying to use mobile apps, big data and social media to promote peace and accountability in places like Iraq, Kenya and Mexico where those technologies have often been abused to spread lies and hate. The PeaceTech Lab aims to develop â€śtechnology that can be applied to tackle the triggers of violence,â€ť president and CEO Sheldon Himelfarb said in an interview at the labâ€™s Washington headquarters at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Fitbitâ€™s all-new smartwatch is designed to do battle with the Apple Watch.Itâ€™s no secret that FitbitÂ (FIT) has been working on a smartwatch â€” Co-founder and CEO James Park said as much during the companyâ€™s Q2 2017 earnings call earlier this month. This is the Fitbit Ionic, the companyâ€™s first â€śtrueâ€ť smartwatch.
An alarming fifteen percent of NFL players end up declaring bankruptcy. Wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2012 and is currently a free agent, is making sure he won't fall into that category.
The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is cancelling the domain for the white supremacist site Daily Stormer due to a â€śspecific, immediate concern about inciting violence,â€ť a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told the Daily Stormer it had 24 hours to move to another domain hosting service.
WindowsÂ 10â€™s Start button harbors a secret: It can sprout a tiny utility menu. To see it, right-click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen, or (on a touchscreen) hold your finger down on it. There, in all its majesty, is the Start menuâ€™s secret utility menu.
Nintendoâ€™s Mario is teaming up with Ubisoftâ€™s bizarre rabbids in a new game that might be your next favorite Switch title.Mario is coming to Nintendoâ€™s (NTDOY) new Switch console, but heâ€™s sharing the spotlight with some relative unknowns. Ubisoftâ€™s â€śMario + Rabbids Kingdom Battleâ€ť is a turn-based strategy-style game co-starring Ubisoftâ€™s (UBSFF) own rabbids, cartoonish bugged-eyed rabbits.
Elon Musk isnâ€™t the only expert who thinks we need to regulate AI soon. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA) and Space X,Â recentlyÂ sounded the alarm thatÂ murderous artificial intelligence-powered robots could one day rampage through American neighborhoods. Muskâ€™s warnings that AI poses an â€śexistential threatâ€ť may have been a bit dramatic, but heâ€™s not the only expert hoping for some kind of government regulation of AI.
Amazonâ€™s Spark is a social network that for spending cash. Available Tuesday for Amazon Prime members using the companyâ€™s iOS app, Spark is a Pinterest-like service that lets users upload images of themselves using products, or just products. Other users can then view those images and follow links to purchase the displayed items through Amazon.
The back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom. Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsoftâ€™s attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Googleâ€™s (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost Chromebooks and Appleâ€™s (AAPL) own MacBook line. The Surface Laptop also marks the debut of Microsoftâ€™s new Windows 10 S operating system, a more security- and performance-minded variant of Windows 10.
Harman Kardonâ€™s Invoke is Microsoftâ€™s first true Amazon Echo competitor. When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. More than two yearsÂ later, the Echoâ€™s success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung and a slew of their Chinese counterparts have either released their own smart speakers or will likely release them soon.