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Meta Partly Blames Apple's iOS Privacy Changes for Slowing Its 2022 Hiring Plans

Thursday May 5, 2022 3:15 am PDT by
Meta, still better known as Facebook, plans to hire fewer new employees for the remainder of 2022 than previously planned, the company's chief financial officer, David Wehner, said in an internal memo obtained by Business Insider that partly blamed Apple. In the letter to Meta employees, Wehner said that the company needs to "take another look at our priorities and make some tough decisions...
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Apple Says Plan for Nearly 50% Commission on Metaverse Purchases 'Lays Bare Meta's Hypocrisy'

Thursday April 14, 2022 5:21 am PDT by
Apple has responded to Meta's plan to take a nearly 50% commission for digital asset purchases made inside the metaverse after complaining about fees in the App Store, calling the decision hypocritical. Yesterday, it was revealed that Meta, more commonly known as Facebook, plans to take a steep 47.5% commission for digital asset purchases made inside the so-called "metaverse." The 47.5%...
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Mark Zuckerberg Wants Meta's AR Glasses to Be Its 'iPhone Moment'

Thursday April 14, 2022 4:12 am PDT by
Mark Zuckerberg wants to make Meta's forthcoming AR glasses an "iPhone moment" that will cast him and the company in a new light, according to a former employee who worked on the project. The comment was made to The Verge for a report outlining Meta's roadmap for AR glasses, which includes at least four different versions to be launched over the next six years. According to the report,...
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Meta Plans to Take a Nearly 50% Commission on Purchases Made Inside the 'Metaverse' Despite Complaining About Apple's 30% App Store Cut

Wednesday April 13, 2022 5:03 am PDT by
Meta, better known as Facebook, plans to take a nearly 50% commission on digital asset purchases made inside the "metaverse," the company has revealed, months after it had complained about the maximum 30% cut that Apple takes for purchases through the App Store. This week, Meta announced new ways it's allowing creators to monetize and earn money from the "metaverse." One way it's enabling...
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Oculus Quest 2 Movement Data Will Sync With Apple Health App Starting in April

Thursday March 10, 2022 10:07 am PST by
Facebook parent company Meta today announced an upcoming fitness update for the Oculus Quest 2, which will allow fitness data captured during VR workouts to be integrated with the Apple Health app. Right now, when people exercise with interactive games like Liteboxer, Beat Saber, or Dance Central using the Oculus Quest 2, the data can only be viewed on the Oculus Mobile app on the headset...
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Workplace Disruption Reported at Meta Amid AR and VR Push, Some Staff Defecting to Competitors Like Apple

Monday January 31, 2022 7:44 am PST by
Some Meta employees are being aggressively pushed to apply for other jobs at the company and embrace the recent drive toward augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), while others are choosing to defect to competitors such as Apple, The New York Times reports. Since Facebook rebranded as Meta and lauded the future of the "metaverse," the company is said to have undergone a sweeping...
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UK Government Readies Anti-Encryption Publicity Campaign to 'Keep Children Safe' Online

Monday January 17, 2022 3:26 am PST by
The British Government is reportedly preparing a publicity attack on end-to-end encryption in an effort to mobilize public opinion against the technology by framing it as a child safety issue, with its main aim being to derail Facebook's plan to end-to-end encrypt its Messenger platform. According to Rolling Stone, the Home Office has hired the M&C Saatchi advertising agency to plan the...
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Meta Halts Development of In-House AR and VR Operating System as Launch of Apple Headset Approaches

Wednesday January 5, 2022 9:04 am PST by
Meta has stopped developing its scratch-built operating system for augmented-reality (AR) and virtual-reality (VR) devices, according to The Information. In a paywalled report published earlier today, The Information claims that Meta stopped the development of its operating system designed for Oculus virtual-reality devices and the company's upcoming augmented-reality glasses in November...
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Facebook Wants to Open 'Welcoming' Retail Stores Where People Can Experience the 'Metaverse'

Friday November 5, 2021 4:17 am PDT by
Facebook, now rebranded to Meta, is looking to open physical retail stores where customers will be able to experience the wide range of products it has to offer, such as Oculus headsets, in a "welcoming" and "judgment-free" experience, according to a new report from The New York Times. The report says that Facebook executives began floating the idea of a physical retail store last year, but...
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This is What Facebook's Upcoming Smart Watch Looks Like

Thursday October 28, 2021 4:30 pm PDT by
Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has been working on a smart watch designed to compete with the Apple Watch since early this year, and now Bloomberg has obtained pictures of the device. The smart watch has a design that's not too far off from the Apple Watch, but it is wider and rounder with more curved edges. There is a camera at the bottom of the display, along with a control...