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Video-based human insight company UserTesting has released new templates for its Human Insight Platform, enabling fast, opt-in feedback from any metaverse or virtual reality user, including those using Meta (formerly Facebook). “The metaverse is an entirely new product experience for companies and users alike,” says UserTesting CEO, Andy MacMillan. “Our new templates can help any […]

Meta Platforms Inc. wants to monitor people’s facial expressions, eye movements, and body poses as well as create “virtual stores” that sell ad-sponsored digital goods in an effort to monetize the metaverse, dozens of recently filed patents suggest. The company that began as Facebook and which has recently rebranded itself as Meta filed hundreds of […]

The Metaverse, which is touted to be the next big emerging theme, is a network of 3D virtual worlds focused on social connection. It encompasses several technologies, including mixed reality, the Internet, AI, machine learnings, blockchain,  and video games. Realizing the massive opportunity, companies are going all out to invest time and money into the space. […]

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 […]

What does the most valuable player of the NFL’s championship game say to the camera after winning? Where he’s going next — to Disney World. If the cryptocurrency world had a championship most valuable player in 2021, the honor would have to go to Shiba Inu (CRYPTO:SHIB). No other digital token delivered anywhere close to the […]

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has launched a virtual social platform called Horizon Worlds. It is an application that will enable users to socialize via virtual reality. Currently, the platform is open to users who are 18 years of age and have the Quest 2 headset. Additionally, it is only available for users in Canada […]

Yale anthropologist Lisa Messeri paid close attention last fall when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shared his plans to invest billions into creating the “metaverse,” an immersive, digital world that he claims is humanity’s “next frontier.” Messeri studies the places where technology and science are produced and how scientists and engineers build new worlds through their […]

Though Meta is steadily building up three social VR apps—Horizon Worlds, Horizon Venues, and Horizon Workrooms—the trio still exist as separate apps and hardly constitute a seamless experience. In the future the company hopes to change that and open the door to non-VR devices. But how long will it take? Meta is undoubtedly bullish about […]

Meta, India (then called Facebook India) hit gross ad revenues of Rs 9,236 crore ($123 million) for the year ending March 2021. That makes the Indian arm of the US-based $86-billion Meta the country’s fifth largest media firm on revenues after Disney Star, Sony-Zee, Google and the Times Group. Vanita Kohli-Khandekar spoke to Meta, India’s […]