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You may have seen the ads for Portal TV.

Its Zuckerberg’s latest effort to gain traction in the smart home market.

You get a camera and microphone so you can make video calls from your television over WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. You can also stream video from Amazon Prime, Facebook Watch and others.

149-dollars and it starts shipping next Tuesday.

Facebook Portal now in the business world.

Workplace, its communication and collaboration service for companies, now works with Portal devices.

If you have Portal and Workplace you can combine the two to make video calls to colleagues.

Facebook trying to grab a piece of the video conferencing market where Zoom, Cisco and Skype rule.

Facebook ‘likes.” Too few, just right, too many?

Australians are testing a plan to reduce the number of likes. Authors can see the info…others will not.

Same test being run on Facebook-owned Instagram.

Facebook wants to know if this will improve your experience on it’s social media platforms.

I ‘like” the idea.

Facebook News debuted Friday. In the testing stage. Found in a new section of the app promoting various news of the day stories.

Facebook News will become widely available in a few months.

A small team of journalists have been hired to pick the stories.

Algorithms will develop personalized stories for you.

All the content is from outside sources, Facebook will not produce original content.

A non-Facebook ending.

Apple Airpod Pro at stores now!

New design, noise cancellation, customizable fit and feel. Even sweat resistant. Eeewww!

249-dollars. Ouch!

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