Meta’s Threads gets search functionality and web access
Meta is giving its "X (Twitter)-killer" Threads new functionality. Among other things, the platform is getting search functionality and a web version is becoming available. Users' requests to provide the platform with more functionality will thus be partially met. Hashtags are not yet coming to Thr... Read more
Meta reportedly wants to divest Kustomer, a year after getting approval
Kustomer, the business-software company Meta acquired in 2020 for around $1 billion, is now the center of the tech giant’s bid to refocus on its core business, with the move coming after the company suffered a year of turmoil in digital advertising.
The downturn led CEO Mark Zuckerberg to emph... Read more
Facebook agrees to settle data privacy lawsuit
The social media giant agreed to settle a lawsuit for sharing data with third parties like Cambridge Analytica.
Meta's Facebook settled a long-running lawsuit in a US court seeking damages for letting third parties access the private data of users, according to an article in POLITICO.
The mos... Read more
Zuckerberg shows off Meta’s future VR headset prototypes
Reality Labs, a branch of Meta Platforms, is working hard on the next generation of virtual reality headsets. Meta showcased several prototypes that the firm claims to be essential for developing more immersive displays with new technologies.
At a press meeting last week, Chief Executive Mark Zu... Read more
DC’s Attorney General sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica
The District of Columbia attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg, aiming to hold the Facebook co-founder personally liable for enabling the political consulting Cambridge Analytica agency to gather the data from millions of Americans during the 2016 election season.
The laws... Read more
WhatsApp is testing a new feature for organizing groups
WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta Platforms, is exploring a new tool called Communities to organize groups in broader structures that employers or schools might use.
Will Cathcart, WhatsApp's CEO, said the function would link together groupings of up to 256 individuals under larger banners where ... Read more
Facebook intends to hire 10,000 EU citizens to create its ‘metaverse’
Facebook has announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union over the next half-decade. The social media giant announced the plan on Monday, which intends to build what the company is calling a metaverse.
The concept refers to a nascent online world that facilitates communications in... Read more
Facebook’s newsletter platform Bulletin is now operational
Mark Zuckerberg has taken to making announcements about products in live audio rooms. On Tuesday, he used his Clubhouse competitor to announce the next new thing on Facebook, a newsletter platform known as Bulletin.
Bulletin is built on a separate platform from Facebook. The website made for it ... Read more
CEOs from big tech companies to testify about misinformation
CEOs Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Dorsey will have to answer to Congress about the explosion of misinformation on their platform. They will also be required to state how they plan to address the problem.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced the hearing with Facebook, Twi... Read more
Zuckerberg: we need to inflict pain on Apple
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told people around him that he thinks Facebook needs to inflict pain on Apple. The two companies are embroiled in a battle over new privacy measures in the App Store.
The quote comes from The Wall Street Journal, which quotes sources inside Facebook. Zuckerberg i... Read more