On Friday, Mark Zuckerberg published an updated founder's letter for Facebook, his first since the company went public in 2012. Largely summarising the CEO's previous comments, the sweeping manifesto was newsworthy while containing little news. In at least one version of the text, however, Zuckerberg wrote about using artificial intelligence for online surveillance — a line stricken from the final draft.
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It's been a rocky start for virtual reality manufacturers in general. But Oculus — the company that made people believe in VR again — may be having the hardest time of all. It's been a year of sluggish sales, PR nightmares and a one big time defeat in court. Now, Best Buy is pulling hundreds of demo stations from its sales floors in the US.
Microsoft, along with a slew of other major tech companies who opposed Trump's immigration ban, donated lots of cash and free services to the president on inauguration day, according to new POLITICO report. After donating a reported $US250,000 ($327,446) in cash, and the same amount in technical services, to the Trump's inauguration parties on December 28, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella condemned the ban in an Q&A with employees. He said, "There is no place for bias or bigotry in any society, in any context. That's where we start from. We will always as a company stand for that diversity and inclusion."
Yesterday, 96 companies — including Apple, Google, Dropbox, eBay, uBer, Twitter, Spotify and a host of others — filed legal documents that object to President Trump's Muslim ban. But they're not just doing it because it's the right thing to do. The filing makes it clear that Trump is disrupting business.
In the past day, boxing fans on the internet went a little bit nuts. The long-awaited (like, decade-long) rematch between Anthony Mundine and Danny Green — a controversial 2006 fight itself — wasn't really the reason, though. It was the match before that, between a rugby player and his slightly chubby, boyish rival.
That match was enough to get a Holden mechanic from Brisbane to stream the fight to the world using Facebook Live video on his phone. Foxtel, though, wasn't exactly happy.