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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 »

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 »

Facebook Is Going All In on Augmented Reality - IEEE Spectrum

Have you noticed that most Facebook apps these days have a camera button built in? Well, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, now it's time to use those buttons to turn on augmented reality for just about everything you're doing in Facebook's world.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 »

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, so ...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 »

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 »

Mark Zuckerberg wants to eliminate all screens from your life with special glasses - Business Insider

Instead, you'll be using a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses or even contacts in the future in order to place digital content on top of any surface. At a keynote speech at Facebook's annual F8 developers conference Tuesday, Zuckerberg said that ...and more »

Facebook launches beta of Spaces, its goofy and fun social VR platform - TechCrunch

More than three years after its acquisition of Oculus, Facebook is a product even more deeply intertwined with people's online identities. Today, Facebook is reaching an important milestone as it launches the first significant integration of social ...and more »

Facebook launches augmented reality Camera Effects developer platform - TechCrunch

Facebook will rely on an army of outside developers to contribute augmented reality image filters and interactive experiences to its new Camera Effects platform. After today's Facebook F8 conference, the first effects will become available inside ...and more »