Two months ago Facebook launched The Bots for Messenger Challenge. They asked developers across the Middle East and Africa to team up in threes and compete to create innovative bots for Messenger under the following categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good. Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa. The 60 finalist teams (10 per category in the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa) each…
If you didn't get the chance to follow up on Facebook's F8 event, here's a round-up of the most important announcements from Day 1: Social VR - Facebook Spaces: Social VR — Facebook Spaces is launching in beta for Oculus Rift, giving people a new way to connect in VR. Facebook Spaces is a place where you can be in-person with friends and family in VR, having a fun and meaningful experience, no matter where they are. Camera Effects: Camera Effects Platform — Putting…
Beirut, alongside Amman, Cairo, Casablanca and Dubai will be hosting F8 Meetups on April 18th in celebration of Facebook's F8 (Facebook Developer Conference) the company's biggest tech event. F8 is a 2-day event that will be held on April 18-19 in San Jose, California, where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology, discuss new tools and features. Here's the full event agenda
Messenger has been on top of Facebook's priorities over the past year. This was very much evident in the upgrades the app has gone through, most noticeably, in the latest release that introduced a new way for users to interact with bots. Today, Facebook is challenging developers across the Middle East and Africa to team up in threes and compete to create innovative bots for Messenger under the following categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good.
Brands and Video publishers have always had mixed feelings when it comes to choosing the hero platform in order to publish and promote their video content. On the one hand, you have Youtube, where search engines will forever find the content and publishers rewarded with profits when these videos become popular. On the other, you have Facebook, where the content has higher audience reach and can be quickly discovered and re-shared by more people in a shorter amount of time…
As a techie person, I can’t help but notice the huge online and social media gap that exists between many parents and their kids. This is due to several factors, most are originating from the parents’ side. Whether the parents are technically challenged, don't have an online presence, are not up-to-date with the latest trends and platforms or simply just lack the proper communication with their kids on all things digital. Being a dad for a 10 and 7 year-old…