‘Facebook Avatars’ is its new clone of Snapchat’s Bitmoji

Hidden inside the code of Facebook’s Android app is an unreleased feature called Facebook Avatars that lets people build personalized, illustrated versions of themselves for use as stickers in Messenger and comments. It will let users customize their avatar to depict their skin color, hair style and facial features. Facebook ...

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The future of enterprise IoT: 2 factors to watch

Only 26 percent of companies have had an Internet of Things project that they consider a success, according to research from Cisco. And, 60 percent of IoT projects currently die before even leaving the proof of concept stage. ZDNet and TechRepublic have been covering the IoT movement extensively since 2012, ...

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Stories are about to surpass feed sharing. Now what?

We’re at the cusp of the visual communication era. Stories creation and consumption is up 842 percent since early 2016, according to consulting firm Block Party. Nearly a billion accounts across Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Messenger now create and watch these vertical, ephemeral slideshows. And yesterday, Facebook chief product ...

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Optus extends English Premier League rights out to 2022

Optus CEO Allen Lew (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Optus has announced its acquisition of English Premier League (EPL) broadcast rights in Australia, retaining the competition for another three years out to the 2021-22 season. In a move to open up access to all Australians, Optus has also revealed that it will ...

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