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Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR, and News Feed with 3D posts
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 What if you could digitally sculpt a 3D object and share it on Facebook, play with it in virtual reality, or insert it into your world with augmented reality? Facebook is polishing up stages one and two today after first debuting posts of interactive 3D models in News Feed in October that you can move […]

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Facebook overhauls news feed to focus on friends and family     – CNET
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Fewer news articles. More baby photos.

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Instagram will now add ‘Recommended’ posts to your feed
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 Instagram’s feed will now show users recommended posts – a change that earlier this month was spotted while in testing, and has since quietly gone live. The feature, described here in the company’s Help documentation, will suggest posts for you based on those that have been liked by other accounts you follow. The new section, […]

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Ads May Soon Stalk You on TV Like They Do on Your Facebook Feed
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Targeted ads that seem to follow us everywhere online may soon be doing the same on our TV. From a report: The Federal Communications Commission is poised to approve a new broadcast standard that will let broadcasters do something cable TV companies already do: harvest data about what you watch so advertisers can customize pitches. […]

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Giving agriculture a global do-over could feed nearly a billion more people
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Enlarge (credit: USGS) As the human population grows and the human middle class grows in developing countries, we are going to need more. More food, more meat, more energy. And producing more is going to require more resources. Since we are just about tapped out of the resources required for food production—namely water and land—we […]

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Facebook test splits news feed to highlight posts from friends     – CNET
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The change could have big ramifications for publishers. The social network emphasized, though, that it’s only a test.

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Explore Facebook with this hidden feed     – CNET
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Facebook knows what you like, and wants to give you more of it. Here’s how.

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Google’s brave new friendless feed
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 It’s a fundamental shift in content consumption from curation based on our explicit choices to curation based on our implicit preferences mined from past behavior. It could unlock our niche fascinations without us ever having to pledge allegiance to them. Today Google officially launched “feed” in its main iOS and Android apps. Finally, technology has evolved […]

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JSON Feed Announced As Alternative To RSS
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Reader Anubis IV writes: With Slashdot recently asking whether we still use RSS, it may come as a surprise that something interesting has happened in the world of news feeds this week. JSON Feed was launched as an alternative to RSS and Atom, eschewing the XML they rely on — which is frequently malformed and […]

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