Meta opens LLM AI model OPT-175B to the public
Meta AI made its Open Pretrained Transformer (OPT-175B) training model available for free. The release invites scientists to use the model for research.
Meta AI wants to stimulate the use of large language models (LLMs). LLMs are AI training models based on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and ... Read more
Facebook’s eCommerce initiative struggles
Meta Platforms, Facebook's parent company, isn't making as much headway on eCommerce as staff expected when the pandemic hit, according to The Wall Street Journal. Several retailers aren't thrilled about it.
Retailers have expressed their dissatisfaction with the service, claiming that it lacks... Read more
The EU’s top court unblocks more GDPR litigation against big tech
A decision by the European Union's top court today is expected to unblock a slew of lawsuits filed by consumer advocacy groups seeking to enforce the bloc's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines against tech behemoths like Facebook and Twitter over issues such as whether they obtain ... 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
Meta intends to monetize Metaverse, and creators aren’t happy
The Metaverse will likely be monetized; something creators do not like.
Meta (previously called Facebook) recently announced its initial plans to enable content creators or digital creators to monetize Horizon Worlds – a potential Metaverse platform. Meta’s planned market share for various c... Read more
Meta stops construction of Dutch data center
After months of political friction, Meta announces that it will not be constructing a data center in de Dutch municipality of Zeewolde.
"Given the current circumstances, we have decided to pause our developments in Zeewolde", shared a spokesperson.
Meta and Zeewolde (Dutch municipality) have... Read more
Meta plans new 2,000 staff Meta Labs to be developed in Madrid
Meta announces huge investments in Spain's evolving tech sector, Madrid, to increase its EU presence and develop Meta Labs employing 2,000 people.
Spain is set to become a key development hub across the Metaverse shift as the forefront of European tech. Meta has announced developing new 2,000 st... Read more
Facebook slapped with $18.6 million fine for 2018 breaches of the GDPR in the EU
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has fined Facebook's parent company, Meta, €17 million ($18.6 million) for a series of past data breaches.
The security flaws in question, which appear to have impacted up to 30 million Facebook users, trace back many years and were reported to the Ir... Read more
Google and Facebook suspected of foul play: ad deal under investigation
The European Commission is investigating a four-year-old deal between Google and Facebook (Meta). The EU suspects the deal violates competition laws.
According to European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, the online ad deal between Google and Facebook may have unfairly limited advertisement opti... Read more