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Submission + - Facebook makes Messenger a platform, competing w other apps and email->

Steven Levy writes: At Facebook's F8 developer conference, the ascension of the Messenger app was the major announcement. Messenger is no longer just a part of Facebook, but a standalone platform to conduct a wide variety of instant communications, not only with friends, but with businesses you may deal with as well. It will compete with other messaging services such as Snapchat, Line and even Facebook’s own WhatsApp by offering a dizzying array of features, many of them fueled by the limitless imagination and self-interest of thousands of outside software developers.
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Comment Re:#0 (Score 1) 147

Actually, one of the listed items is the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI):

...a small camera located on Curiosity's main body, will record video of the rover's descent to the Martian surface (which will be accomplished with the help of a hovering, rocket-powered sky crane)

It very likely won't be a live HD youtube stream of the entire landing but it should allow us to see part of the landing process.

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