Facebook is trying to clean your newsfeed, Netflix is ready to bring you The Interview and Google is backing SpaceX’s ambitious projects.
We can all agree that Facebook is not exactly the most clean social network around. The interface is filled with fake posts, hoaxes and bogus information, something the social giant is not willing to put up with anymore.
Facebook has announced a new project for fighting such hoaxing activity in your newsfeed. This also involves posts that bring annoyance to the general crowd. Users can report posts, but Facebook will also take action when a lot of people delete these.
Opinion: So next time you see a fake post or find something weird going on, simply flag it. Facebook will reduce its distribution and make it better for all users in general. Pretty neat, right?
The Interview had a hard time making it to theaters after GOP hacker group threatened to attack establishments that screened the controversial film. They managed to get a lot of support by releasing the movie online, though.
Fast-forward nearly a month later and now the movie has made massive amounts of cash. All of us have seen it and a lot of you will get the chance to see it without paying any extra money, soon. Netflix has decided to start streaming the film starting January 24th, which is this weekend!
Opinion: Now, this is where the movie really booms. Netflix is in millions of homes, and at no extra cost there is no reason for people not to watch it. Talk about going global.
SpaceX has very ambitious projects in its board. One of them includes offering satellite internet to areas where it would otherwise be hard to connect to the web. Of course, this caught Google’s eye, who is actually planning to do something similar, except using balloons.
This is a collective struggle to get the world online, so Google and Fidelity have decided to invest $1 billion in SpaceX, giving them just under 10% of the company.
Opinion: We are not sure what this investment will bring, directly, but Google is now an important partner in this effort. After all, the Search Giant just wants to get everyone online, right? That’s how they make money.