Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Watch this Face(book)

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 11 August 17

Social network's bid for world domination now includes flawed video service.

Facebook, as part of its continuing mission to be all things to all people, this week added 'video producer' to its ever-growing resume. The social network, Internet service provider, and creator of hare-brained AI that could destroy humanity (unless Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un get there first), this week unveiled an ad-funded online video service called 'Watch', ramping up competition with the 800-pound gorilla that is YouTube. Unlike YouTube though, Facebook is going to have a stab at picking what viewers might like. This is risky, but Facebook seems to be keen to include live sport in its offering…

Facebook, as part of its continuing mission to be all things to all people, this week added 'video producer' to its ever-growing resume. The social network, Internet service provider, and creator of hare-brained AI that could destroy humanity (unless Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un get there first), this week unveiled an ad-funded online video service called 'Watch', ramping up competition with the 800-pound gorilla that is YouTube. Unlike YouTube though, Facebook is going to have a stab at picking what viewers might like. This is risky, but Facebook seems to be keen to include live sport in its offering…

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