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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Reddit is rolling out autoplaying video ads on mobile and desktop for standalone ad campaigns, but this rollout will not add pre-roll ads to videos   —  The advertising-lite days of Reddit are now firmly in the rear-view as the rapidly maturing company begins to seriously chase advertising revenues in users' feeds.
Jun 12, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Studios creates a new venture, The Initiative, and buys game studios Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion Games   —  Microsoft kept the gaming announcements coming at its Xbox E3 press conference where it announced a series of four studio acquisitions meant …
Jun 10, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Oculus rolls out Oculus Venues, its platform for watching live sporting events, concerts, and other media in VR   —  Oculus wants VR to bring its users into magical worlds dreamed up by game developers, but the company also needs people to see the headset as a way to access the far corners of the real world alongside others.
May 30, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Youth Portal, a site to educate teens on how their data is being used and guidelines on how to post   —  There's probably an important gap in attention being paid at internet companies to young kids that are good targets for parental controls and older ones who are having …
May 15, 2018, 12:00 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Boston Dynamics founder says the company's dog-like SpotMini robot will go on sale in 2019, but doesn't disclose price   —  After 26 years, Boston Dynamics is finally getting ready to start selling some robots.  Founder Marc Raibert says that the company's dog-like SpotMini robot …
May 11, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Facebook shows how it uses billions of public Instagram photos, annotated by users with hashtags, to help train its AI-based image recognition models   —  In the race to continue building more sophisticated AI deep learning models, Facebook has a secret weapon: billions of images on Instagram.
May 2, 2018, 1:12 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Oculus Venues, an app announced last year to house live sporting events, comedy shows, and concerts shot in VR, is launching May 30 on Oculus Go and the Gear VR   —  Oculus made good on a lot of their promises from last year at today's F8 keynote.  One of the big ones that we heard a lot …
May 1, 2018, 7:55 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces VR memories, a weird feature that takes users' old photos and uses computer vision to turn them into a rough 3D view of where they were taken   —  While Facebook execs had plenty of updates to share at Tuesday's F8 keynote, there were far fewer announcements focused …
May 1, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Oculus begins rolling out GDPR-compliant changes including a user-facing Privacy Center, updated ToS, and new Code of Conduct for users   —  While Facebook is still struggling to regain user trust following a data fiasco that ultimately brought Zuckerberg to testify in front of Congress …
Apr 19, 2018, 10:55 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
HQ Trivia pilots its first social feature, “Friends on HQ”, in the UK, to help users track friends' performance and show whether they're in the current game   —  The popular quiz startup HQ Trivia is beginning to roll out the first of many new social features to its app focused …
Apr 9, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context

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Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
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