Mark Zuckerberg envisions 1 billion people in the metaverse

Mark Zuckerberg envisions 1 billion people in the metaverse

Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday that the metaverse could be a considerable part of the social-network operator’s business in the second half of the decade. “We hope to basically get to around a billion people in the metaverse doing hundreds of dollars of commerce, each buying digital goods, digital … Read more

Diablo Immortal: NetEase delays release in China

Diablo Immortal: NetEase delays release in China

London/Beijing CNN Business — NetEase appears to be in hot water. The Chinese gaming company delayed the launch of a widely anticipated video game in mainland China this week after one of its social media accounts was blocked for allegedly making a politically sensitive comment. “Diablo Immortal,” which was slated to be released on Thursday, … Read more

Elon Musk says 3 issues need to be resolved before Twitter deal closes

Elon Musk says 3 issues need to be resolved before Twitter deal closes

In this photo illustration, Twitter account of Elon Musk is seen on a smartphone screen and Twitter logo in the background. Pavlo Gonchar | light rocket | Getty Images Elon Musk says there are three main hurdles to overcome before he can complete his purchase of Twitter. Musk is seeking to buy Twitter for $44 … Read more

Instagram and Snapchat Announce Updates to Stay Relevant

Instagram and Snapchat Announce Updates to Stay Relevant

Change is the only the constant, especially when it comes to social media apps. But that doesn’t mean the changes are unique. Instagram is testing out a full-screen feed feature that looks awfully similar to TikTok’s interface. And Snapchat is joining Twitter in adding a paid subscriber tier. Also, if Elon Musk gets his way, … Read more

FBI says fraud on LinkedIn a ‘significant threat’ to platform and consumers

FBI says fraud on LinkedIn a 'significant threat' to platform and consumers

SAN FRANCISCO — Fraudsters who exploit LinkedIn to lure users into cryptocurrency investment schemes pose a “significant threat” to the platform and consumers, according to Sean Ragan, the FBI’s special agent in charge of the San Francisco and Sacramento, California, field offices. “It’s a significant threat,” Ragan said in an exclusive interview. “This type of … Read more

Facebook Forgets Every Lesson Learned Trying to Imitate TikTok

Facebook Forgets Every Lesson Learned Trying to Imitate TikTok

Photo: Wachiwit (Shutterstock) For Facebook and its parent company Meta, “pride” and “envy” aren’t so much mortal sins as they are a modus operandi. The company’s obsession with being at the top of the social media ladder could also propagate more harmful content for users. Rainn Wilson’s First Fandoms: Star Trek And D&D The Verge … Read more

Zuckerberg and Facebook Parent Meta Suffer Another Setback

Zuckerberg and Facebook Parent Meta Suffer Another Setback

Development of a smartwatch that was going to feature dual cameras was stopped by Meta Platforms (META) – Get Meta Platforms Inc. Reportthe parent company of Facebook, a source told Bloomberg. The social media company is working on the development of other devices that will be worn on the wrist, Bloomberg reported. Meta Platforms did … Read more

Elon Musk’s ‘best’ Twitter offers bogus looks

Elon Musk's 'best' Twitter offers bogus looks

The Elon Musk-Twitter drama keeps taking sometimes bizarre, unexpected turns so whatever I write here could be moot not long after the ink dries. It’s always been dangerous to talk in absolutes about Musk. He is said to be genius-level smart but he’s done some really dumb things (weird tweets nearly got him jammed up … Read more

Elon Musk’s ‘best’ Twitter offers bogus looks

Elon Musk's 'best' Twitter offers bogus looks

The Elon Musk-Twitter drama keeps taking sometimes bizarre, unexpected turns so whatever I write here could be moot not long after the ink dries. It’s always been dangerous to talk in absolutes about Musk. He is said to be genius-level smart but he’s done some really dumb things (weird tweets nearly got him jammed up … Read more