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Facebook Portal gets serious about remote work with BlueJeans, GoToMeeting, Webex and Zoom apps

Facebook Portal gets serious about remote work with BlueJeans, GoToMeeting, Webex and Zoom apps Facebook’s Portal line didn’t get off to the smoothest start when it launched back in 2018. The company no doubt realized from the outset that it would have a lot to prove on the privacy front when attempting […]

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Facebook’s new Portal increases privacy, but is still searching for a reason to exist

Facebook’s new Portal increases privacy, but is still searching for a reason to exist The timing of the original Portal’s launch was less than ideal. The company reportedly pushed things back as the Cambridge Analytica scandal hit full broil, only to be hit with another data breach disclosure. If there’s a lesson […]

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Go chat yourself with Facebook’s new Portal companion app

Go chat yourself with Facebook’s new Portal companion app Ignoring calls that it’s creepy, Facebook is forging onward with its Portal smart display. Today Facebook quietly launched iOS and Android Portal apps that let owners show off photos on the screen without sharing them to the social network, and video call their […]

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Facebook Portal needs more. At least it just added YouTube

Facebook Portal needs more. At least it just added YouTube To offset the creepiness of having Facebook’s camera and microphone in your house, its new Portal video chat gadget needs best-in-class software.  Its hardware is remarkably well done, plus Messenger and the photo frame feature work great. But its third-party app platform […]

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Facebook Portal isn’t listening to your calls, but may track data

Facebook Portal isn’t listening to your calls, but may track data When the initial buzz of Portal finally dies down, it’s the timing that will be remembered most. There’s never a great time for a company like Facebook to launch a product like Portal, but as far as optics go, the whole […]

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Say “Aloha”: A closer look at Facebook’s voice ambitions

Say “Aloha”: A closer look at Facebook’s voice ambitions Facebook has been a bit slow to adopt the voice computing revolution. It has no voice assistant, its smart speaker is still in development, and some apps like Instagram aren’t full equipped for audio communication. But much of that is set to change […]

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