October 17, 2018
Facebook has only just announced Portal, its first camera-equipped device for the home.
But it appears the social media giant already has its sights set on the $200 video chat device’s successor – an effort that’s currently being kept under wraps as part of a project codenamed ‘Ripley,’ according to Cheddar.
That reportedly encompasses a camera-equipped device that connects to the television for video chats and for streaming content.
The move comes as a new report confirms that Facebook could use data collected from Portal to serve up targeted ads – heightening privacy concerns around the device.
Facebook launched Portal last week, offering a $200 version and the larger, $349 Portal+, aimed for use in the kitchen and the office.
By expanding its product lineup for use in the living room, Facebook is trying to go after the entertainment center – an area that many believe is still up for grabs, despite Amazon and Google’s dominance in other parts of the home.
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 6:56 am