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Reuters Videos Activision fires dozens over misconduct -report More than three dozen employees have been shown the door at Activision Blizzard. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the video game developer fired or pushed out the employees to address allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct. It said another 40 employees have been disciplined. […]

Back in 2019, Facebook decided to try and get into the online dating market. They then decided to expand on their offerings in 2021 with a new video speed dating service called Sparked. Unfortunately, it appears to have been a short-lived experiment because Meta has announced that they will be shutting the service down. To […]

With Meta’s plan to build the metaverse already in full swing, reports from Wall Street Journal have indicated that the tech company has been poaching employees of rival tech firms like Microsoft and Apple. Meta is poaching staff from Microsoft According to the report, a former employee of Microsoft revealed that the tech firm’s augmented […]

Five days after Facebook changed its name to Meta, an Australian influencer was blocked from an Instagram account that documented nearly 10 years of her work, with no clear explanation. Thea-Mai Baumann had started an Instagram account, @metaverse, in 2012, a tag she used for her creative work. The influencer informed about her life in […]

When Susan Schaap, 61, travels from her Dutch hometown of Zeewolde to the nearest city of Leylystad, the 30-minute drive takes her through vast tulip fields, interrupted only by wind turbines and sometimes sheep. But if Facebook parent company Meta’s plans are approved, her view would be replaced by the Netherlands’ largest ever data center. […]

Facebook’s parent company Meta has faced mounting accusations of failing to protect its moderators and the public from online abuse, leading to pressure for legislation worldwide to address the company’s failure to act on concerns. Originally brought to the fore in 2018, the momentum around the struggles faced by moderators picked up pace in 2021 […]

The day after former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen went public in October, the company’s team in Washington started working the phones. To lawmakers and advocacy groups on the right, according to people familiar with the conversations, their message was that Ms. Haugen was trying to help Democrats. Within hours, several conservative news outlets […]

Apple is preparing to release its Glasses AR/VR headgear in 2022, and is increasingly poaching industry heads to ensure a smooth launch. Its latest score may have been Andrea Schubert who used to work as communications and PR head for none other than Facebook’s owner Meta AR headset project, reports Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in his […]

What does Mark Zuckerberg care about? The 37-year-old tech executive has a wife, two kids, $110bn , and near absolute control over a group of companies – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp – that shape the information, entertainment, and communication of 3 billion people. But in a year that kicked off with those companies playing a major […]

As both a professional technologist and an end-user, I try not to introduce too many personal biases when I try out technology — at least currently. In the past, I have had issues with certain tech companies, such as Apple, which resulted in a decade-long aversion to using their products. In the case of Apple, […]