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Eight visions of Facebook's future from its F8 conference - The Guardian

Mark Zuckerberg's social network is betting big on augmented reality, hasn't given up on VR – but doesn't have much to say about the 'Facebook killer'. Alex Hern · @alexhern. Wed 19 Apr 2017 06.36 EDT Last modified on Wed 19 Apr 2017 06.38 EDT.and more »

Facebook's future: first destroy Snapchat, then own reality - Wired.co.uk

It was the most unintentionally depressing moment of Facebook's F8 conference: Mark Zuckerberg, talking excitedly about the functionality of the social network's new Camera Effects platform: “you can add a second coffee mug, so it looks like you're not ...and more »

Mark Zuckerberg, in his own words, on why AR is Facebook's next big platform bet - Recode

Mark Zuckerberg has a vision for the future, and it involves a lot less stuff. “Think about how many of the things you use [that] don't actually need to be physical,” Zuckerberg, Facebook's future-forming, 32-year-old CEO, said from his all-glass ...and more »

Facebook's Next Big Bet: Augmented Reality - Fortune

Facebook's next big bet is on an emerging field of technology known as augmented reality. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that the social networking giant is debuting a new platform—essentially a suite of developer tools—that coders can use ...and more »

Facebook's Augmented Reality Engine Brings AI Right to Your Phone - WIRED

When Hussein Mehanna showed off a new incarnation of Facebook's Big Blue App back in November, it seemed a tiny improvement—at least on the surface. The app could transform a photo from your cousin's wedding into a Picasso or a Van Gogh or a ...and more »

Why Facebook Keeps Beating Every Rival: It's the Network, of Course - New York Times

The tech world just witnessed a robbery. The heist was so brazen you kind of had to admire it, even if it was pulled off with all the grace of a gas station stickup. Facebook barged into Snapchat's happy Venice Beach, Calif., mansion, took a solid ...and more »

Mark Zuckerberg Unveils Facebook's Next Platform: Augmented Reality - Forbes

At Facebook's first annual F8 conference 10 years ago, the social network opened up its platform to developers. Ten years later, on Tuesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook is investing in a new platform: An augmented reality (AR) platform to ...and more »

What Facebook's big bet on AR means for brands - ClickZ

The Facebook Developer Conference, known as F8, is the event at which the world's largest social network makes big announcements and unveils important new products, and this year's conference was no exception. One of the highlights of the first day of ...and more »

Snap's anti-developer attitude is an augmented liability - TechCrunch

Facebook just invited outside developers to help it build an augmented reality content platform. Snapchat banned outside developers in 2015 and has never had a real platform. Mark Zuckerberg knows he can't anticipate everything Facebook users want, ...and more »

Facebook's Bizarre VR App Is Exactly Why Zuck Bought Oculus - WIRED

"Where do you want to hang out?" Max asked me. "Do you like pandas?" Do I like pandas? This is like asking if someone likes tacos, or sunshine, or the sound a puppy makes when it curls up on your lap. I looked at him a little more closely to see if he ...and more »