Meta Platforms

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.

Instagram

Instagram utilizes AI in captions to make videos more accessible

Meta Platforms-owned Instagram has introduced automatic captions to videos in an ongoing effort to make content on its platform more accessible.

Facebook is Meta

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...

Meta Platforms - Facebook

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...

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...

Apple Google

Two US Big Tech antitrust bills backed by publisher trade group

A group representing publishers such as News Corp and National Public Radio wrote to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee to back two bills targeting Big Tech, including one t...

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...

Meta

Meta closes Kustomer deal after regulatory approval

Meta Platforms Inc has said it had closed its acquisition of Kustomer, a US customer service start-up, after winning conditional European Union antitrust approval for the deal last...

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...

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Meta and Chime file lawsuit against alleged phishing scam

Meta Platforms has said it has filed a joint lawsuit with digital banking company Chime against two Nigeria-based individuals who engaged in phishing attacks to deceive people and ...

Peter Thiel

Early Facebook investor Peter Thiel to step down from Meta board

Facebook-parent Meta Platforms Inc has said that controversial billionaire investor Peter Thiel, an early investor who has been on the company’s board since 2005, has decided...

Facebook is Meta

Meta’s share price wipe-out shakes world tech stocks

Shares of Facebook owner Meta plummeted 26% on Thursday, the biggest single-day slide in market value for a US company, after the social media giant issued a dismal forecast, blami...

Platform News: Snap Inc

Snap recovers from Apple privacy changes, shares surge 50%

Snap Inc has said its advertising business bounced back from the effects of Apple Inc’s privacy changes faster than it expected, and shares of the company skyrocketed 50% as ...

Facebook is Meta

Facebook’s cryptocurrency venture to wind down and sell tech assets

Meta Platforms Inc’s digital currency venture Diem Association is winding down and selling its technology to California-based Silvergate Capital Corp for about $200 million, ...

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