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Platform News: Facebook VR

Reggie Fils-Aimé is not a fan of Facebook’s metaverse

The future potential of the Metaverse, which could best be summarised as a new iteration of Second Life, is a subject that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has identified as a definin...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

WhatsApp to launch new group polling functionality

WhatsApp is reportedly working on new functionality that will allow its users to create polls in group chats.

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Facebook owner Meta will block access to Russia’s RT, Sputnik in EU

Meta Platforms Inc, parent company of Facebook, will restrict access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik on its platforms across the European Union, the company’s h...

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Meta says Ukraine’s military, politicians targeted in hacking campaign

Meta has said a hacking group used Facebook to target a handful of public figures in Ukraine, including prominent military officials, politicians and a journalist, amid Russia̵...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook letting users in Ukraine lock their social profiles for security

Meta Platforms Inc, which owns Facebook, has set up a special operations centre to monitor the conflict in Ukraine, and it launched a feature so users in the country can lock their...

Meta Platforms - systems in the metaverse

Meta’s Zuckerberg unveils AI projects aimed at building metaverse future

Facebook-owner Meta is working on artificial intelligence research to generate worlds through speech, improve how people chat to voice assistants and translate between languages, C...

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US and Meta spar over the date of antitrust trial

US regulators and Meta Platforms Inc are at odds over when to start a high-profile antitrust trial, with the Federal Trade Commission proposing December 2023 and the Facebook paren...

Platform News: EU European Commission antitrust regulators

Vestager says tech giants may prefer EU fines to compliance, cites Apple

Some US tech giants may prefer to pay a fine rather than comply with antitrust rules, the European Union’s antitrust chief said, and cited Apple’s fight with the Nether...

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Facebook launches Reels globally, betting on ‘fastest growing’ format

Facebook is launching its short video feature Reels to more than 150 countries, its owner Meta Platforms has said, in a move to expand its fastest growing content format.

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Ireland nears Facebook decision key to EU-US data transfers

The Republic of Ireland’s data watchdog expects to consult fellow EU regulators in April on its investigation into Facebook’s data transfers, moving closer to a decisio...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify’s Joe Rogan saga spotlights podcast moderation challenges

At an ad industry conference in New York this month, one of the key architects of Spotify’s podcasting strategy outlined what she saw as the biggest challenge facing platform...

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Growth stocks still not cheap, cautions JPMorgan

Tech-dominated “growth” stocks are still not cheap despite some sharp falls over the last six months, analysts at US investment bank JPMorgan has cautioned.

Truth Social - Trumps social media business

Trump’s Truth Social tops downloads on Apple App Store; many waitlisted

Former President Donald J Trump’s new social media venture, Truth Social, has now launched in Apple’s App Store, potentially marking the former president’s return...

Platform News: Facebook

Meta’s Facebook to pay $90 million to settle privacy lawsuit over user tracking

Facebook agreed to pay $90 million to settle a decade-old privacy lawsuit accusing it of tracking users’ internet activity even after they logged out of the social media webs...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

US lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to address social media addiction

US Senators Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, and Cynthia Lummis, a Republican, introduced a bill aimed at addressing addiction to social media platforms like Meta Platform’s Facebo...