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Meta Platforms is putting its money on Texas right now as the social media giant that owns Facebook plans to open an office that will consume half of a 66-story tower in downtown Austin. With up to 2,000 of Mark Zuckerberg’s employees living and working in the Texas capital already, Meta is branding this lease […]

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. […]

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 […]

Joggers in Shanghai, China, on April 10, 2021. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — China’s biggest city is getting serious about the metaverse, the technology that’s drawn mass attention this year for its potential to form the next generation of the internet. Chinese government departments and local authorities have issued five-year development […]

Several U.S. senators sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg with questions on Facebook’s role in protecting democracy, including upcoming elections, from misinformation. In the Tuesday letter, lawmakers said the social media platform played a role in the spread of “divisive, hateful, and violent online activity” during the 2020 presidential election. The letter also […]

By Mark Gurman | Bloomberg Amazon.com, Meta Platforms, Pinterest, Twitter and several news outlets have canceled plans to attend the annual CES technology conference in Las Vegas, a response to surging Covid-19 cases around the world. The show, put on by the Consumer Technology Association, is still scheduled to get underway in early January. But […]

By Mark Gurman | Bloomberg Amazon.com, Meta Platforms, Pinterest, Twitter and several news outlets have canceled plans to attend the annual CES technology conference in Las Vegas, a response to surging Covid-19 cases around the world. The show, put on by the Consumer Technology Association, is still scheduled to get underway in early January. But […]

Just weeks after Facebook’s head of Novi David Marcus left the company, Tomer Barel, the co-creator of the social media tech giant’s cryptocurrency initiative, is planning his exit in February. Like Marcus, Barel said he has no immediate plans following his departure and is not leaving Facebook to take a new position elsewhere. “Getting Libra/Diem […]

Facebook will add to its stable of writers on its Bulletin newsletter next year. Bulletin writers say the platform was very spare in the beginning but has improved. About 15% of Bulletin’s 115 writers offer a paid component, Facebook said. Meta’s Facebook plans to add new writers to Bulletin next year as it seeks to […]

On account of Apple’s new privateness coverage, Fb’s guardian firm, Meta, plans to begin promoting extra merchandise immediately via its Fb, Instagram, and Messenger apps beginning subsequent yr. Meta will prioritize funding in “on-site commerce and procuring” in 2022. It should immediately promote extra merchandise on its collection of purposes, together with Fb, Instagram, and […]