Texas A&M is among some elite company as Facebook announced research partnerships with 17 universities, including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and M.I.T. Rice University is the only other Texas school in the group. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-research-idUSKBN14A2AX?utm_source=34553&utm_medium=partner
By Dustin Volz | WASHINGTON
Facebook Inc’s hardware development division on Wednesday announced a new partnership with Harvard, Princeton and 15 other universities intended to allow swifter collaboration on technology research projects.
The agreement between Facebook’s Building 8 and the universities comes as the social media company seeks to find new revenue streams in virtual reality and artificial intelligence, after the company signaled last month it had begun to hit some advertising growth limits on its network of 1.8 billion monthly active users.