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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...

Ukraine

More platform players reject Russian aggression, stop sales there

Game publishers such as Epic Games, Ubisoft, Take-Two and Activision-Blizzard are joining the boycott of Russia by pausing the sale of games in the country.

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...

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...

Facebook is Meta

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...

Facebook is Meta

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: 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...

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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 ...

Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

Facebook should tighten doxxing rules, says its oversight board

Facebook owner Meta Platforms should not allow users to share people’s private residential information on its platforms even when the information is publicly available, the c...

Pinterest social media news

Digital ad minnows Snap, Pinterest soar past giant Meta

For years, investors have wondered about the long-term prospects for Snap and Pinterest, smaller digital advertising players which have had to pick up the ad dollar scraps left ove...

Platform News: Amazon packages ready for delivery

Tech, growth shares shine in Amazon-led rebound after Meta rout

Growth and technology stocks rebounded late last week, as traders weighed stellar results from Amazon.com Inc against an unexpectedly strong US employment number that propelled Tre...

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