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Meta’s chief of Metaverse tells us what the future holds for the former Facebook

Meta’s chief of Metaverse tells us what the future holds for the former Facebook

Scott Stein | CNET.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Technology Vishal Shah, VP of Metaverse for Meta (formerly Facebook), talks to CNET about... well, the metaverse. Facebook was renamed as Meta this week, as part of a broad push to focus on the cross-device multiverse vision for social networking that Mark Zuckerberg has talked about for months. The name change, announced at the company's developer-focused Connect virtual conference, happened in the same week that a cache of internal documents pointed to Facebook's role in perpetuating hate speech, misinformation and other harmful content.  Meta hopes to find a future beyond the current moment, aiming to build solutions…
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Facebook Rebrands as Meta, Shifts to Virtual Reality Focus

Facebook Rebrands as Meta, Shifts to Virtual Reality Focus

BY J. CLARA CHAN | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Digital #Business As part of the name change, which highlights the company's focus on the "metaverse," Facebook will change its stock ticker to MVRS beginning Dec. 1. Facebook is changing its corporate name to Meta as the company shifts its focus to virtual and augmented reality, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday. The rebranded company’s suite of apps — including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp — will not change names, but Meta’s stock ticker will change from FB to MVRS beginning Dec. 1. “Starting today, our company is now Meta,” Zuckerberg said during Facebook Connect, the…
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Facebook CTO Apologizes for Outages as Apps Take Hours to Return Online

Facebook CTO Apologizes for Outages as Apps Take Hours to Return Online

BY J. CLARA CHAN | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Digital "To every small and large business, family, and individual who depends on us, I'm sorry," the outgoing CTO said on Monday afternoon. Facebook’s chief technology officer apologized on Monday afternoon after Facebook’s suite of applications, including Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, remained offline for several hours around the globe. “Facebook services coming back online now — may take some time to get to 100%. To every small and large business, family, and individual who depends on us, I’m sorry,” Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s outgoing CTO, tweeted late on Monday afternoon. A few hours earlier, Schroepfer…
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Trump files lawsuits against Google, Facebook and Twitter

Trump files lawsuits against Google, Facebook and Twitter

Erin Carson,  Queenie Wong | CNET.Com Troy Warren for CNT After being banned earlier in the year, the former president is on the offensive. Former President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's filed lawsuits accusing Google, Facebook, Twitter and their CEOs of First Amendment violations for alleged censorship. The three lawsuits, which specifically name Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, come after Trump was banned from major social media platforms earlier this year. Facebook, Twitter and Google-owned YouTube booted Trump in the wake of the deadly US Capitol riot on Jan. 6, citing concerns that he would incite more…
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