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Facebook cancels F8 developers conference due to coronavirus

Feb 28, 2020 - 4:06 AM

The F8 gathering in the Silicon Valley city of San Jose – set for early May – typically draws thousands of software makers from around the world who collaborate with Facebook on its platform

NO F8 FOR 2020. In this file photo taken on April 30, 2019 People attend the Facebook F8 Conference at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.  File photo by Amy Osborne/AFP

Facebook's top 13 announcements at F8 2019 conference

May 01, 2019 - 10:38 AM

A new Facebook design, a new Instagram camera, and Facebook Dating highlight Facebook's slew of F8 2019 announcements

SECRET CRUSH. The new feature lets users match with friends they have a crush on. All photos from Facebook

In revamp, Facebook bets on 'Secret Crush' feature, groups

May 01, 2019 - 7:39 AM

The company details its new strategy emphasizing romance, private communications and small groups

FACEBOOK. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote introducing new Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram privacy features at the Facebook F8 Conference at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on April 30, 2019. Photo by Amy Osborne/AFP

What to expect at Facebook’s F8 2019 developer conference

Apr 29, 2019 - 5:52 PM

Here are some of what we’re expecting to happen at this year’s F8 conference

DEV CONFERENCE. Screenshot from Facebook F8 website

Facebook's artificial intelligence learns to see thanks to Instagram hashtags

May 03, 2018 - 2:15 AM

Facebook director of AI and machine learning Srinivas Narayanan says the company used 3.5 billion public Instagram photos in thousands of hashtagged categories to improve a machine learning algorithm's ability to categorize images for itself

IMAGE RECOGNITION. Facebook's director of AI and machine learning, Srinivas Narayanan, explains artificial intelligence as it relates to image recognition and categorization. Screenshot from Facebook livestream.

The top announcements on day 1 of Facebook's F8 2018 conference

May 02, 2018 - 5:01 AM

Facebook announces new dating service, downvote button, and the launch of the Oculus Go at their annual developer conference

FACEBOOK DATING. The new service draws some cheers at Facebook's F8 2018 event. All screenshots from Facebook

Facebook conference: No better time to be David vs the Goliaths

Apr 14, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Developers and startups gather at a Rappler event and reflect on the new reality that technology gives anyone the means to change the world

Rappler, Kickstart, Facebook to host F8 Meetup Manila

Apr 13, 2016 - 7:12 PM

UPDATED F8 Meetup Manila lets guests network and watch the opening keynote of Facebook s global developer conference

Voting hours, Breakthrough Starshot, Kobe Bryant | 6PM wRap

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

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What Facebook has in store for us in the near future

Apr 13, 2016 - 5:23 PM

Facebook unveils a number of products and upgrades on Day 1 of the F8 conference

Facebook chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg discusses Messenger and other platforms at the leading social network's annual developers conference in San Francisco on April 12, 2016     / AFP PHOTO / Glenn CHAPMAN

Did Mark Zuckerberg just take a swipe at Donald Trump?

Apr 13, 2016 - 4:20 PM

In his speech at the F8 developers conference Zuckerberg calls out people who are against the idea of a connected world and a global community

Surprise, surprise: Facebook products you didn't know existed

Apr 13, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The social media giant is much busier and more productive than you could expect

OCULUS RIFT. Screen shot from Oculus Rift website.

Facebook launches chat bot platform for Messenger

Apr 13, 2016 - 1:51 AM

The chat bots would allow a user to interact with a brand or service For example users can take advantage of a CNN chat bot to get of an overview of the world s latest news

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg addresses the audience at the 2016 F8 Developer Conference on April 12, 2016. Screen shot from F8 livestream

Facebook's F8 conference: What it is, what to expect

Apr 12, 2016 - 10:15 PM

As Facebook gears up for its annual F8 conference let s take a look at what the social media giant might be up to