As soon as I file a Facebook PR rep tells me the press con is NOT about the Open Compute Summit.
Hmmm. A phone? a phablet? A new data center getting built in the expensive and relatively hot environment of Silicon Valley?
What do you think it is?
Rick, FB's 'building' is most likely a mega datacenter. As for FB buying AMD... I just don't see it! Google has been way ahead in data center technologies with its own servers and custom-built switches.
A like button on my laundry machine... naaah!
My high school and college age kids tend to use Facebook for all of their email type stuff and in some cases, instead of texting. Most people don't spend much time talking on the phone these days. My guess is that they are going to make a major challenge to Google in some area..
With Facebook offering messaging and Facebook groups I wonder if they are going to announce a marketing type of service. They could leverage the huge database of users and their interests for companies looking to target specific markets. This seems to be an easy way for them to make money and "provide" a service to their users.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.