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EXPLAINER: What is the metaverse and how will it work?

Jan. 05, 2023 15:21 PM EST

The term “metaverse” is the latest buzzword to capture the tech industry’s imagination — and while Facebook parent Meta is the best-known entrant into this futuristic virtual concept, it's certainly not the only one. Mark Zuckerberg’s all-in embrace — including renaming...

Facebook parent Meta will pay $725M to settle user data case

Dec. 23, 2022 18:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook’s corporate parent has agreed to pay $725 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the world’s largest social media platform allowed millions of its users’ personal information to be fed to Cambridge Analytica, a firm that supported Donald Trump’s victorious...

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes witness stand in FTC case

Dec. 20, 2022 18:23 PM EST

SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook's parent company Meta, took the witness stand Tuesday in a trial over U.S. antitrust regulators' effort to stop the tech giant from buying a virtual reality startup called Within Unlimited. At issue is whether...

Frustrated virtual reality pioneer leaves Facebook's parent

Dec. 17, 2022 12:48 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A prominent video game creator who helped lead Facebook's expansion into virtual reality has resigned from the social networking service's corporate parent after becoming disillusioned with the way the technology is being managed. John Carmack cut his ties...

FTC didn't stop Facebook-Instagram. How about Meta-Within?

Dec. 16, 2022 17:36 PM EST

SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Facebook parent Meta is sparring with government regulators in federal court over its pending acquisition of a virtual reality fitness company Within Unlimited CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to testify as a witness at the trial in San Jose, California. ...

FTC challenges Meta acquisition of VR company in court

Dec. 08, 2022 15:00 PM EST

Federal regulators opened their campaign to block Facebook parent Meta's acquisition of a virtual-reality company Thursday in a San Jose, California, courtroom. In a landmark legal challenge to a Big Tech merger, the Federal Trade Commission has sued to prevent Meta's acquisition of...

Nonprofits strain to support voters in Georgia Senate race

Dec. 02, 2022 14:30 PM EST

When the closely watched Georgia Senate race went to a runoff, nonprofit organizations that educate voters strained to ramp up operations again after Election Day. “It’s not just, ‘Find new canvassers and recruit new volunteers.’ It’s also, ‘Find new money,’” said...

Facebook still banning Trump — for now — despite campaign

Nov. 16, 2022 21:02 PM EST

Donald Trump may be running for president, but he still can't use Facebook. The social media platform has no plans to reinstate Trump's account following the former president's announcement that he will seek a second term in the White House, the company confirmed Wednesday. Trump was...

Facebook parent Meta cuts 11,000 jobs, 13% of workforce

Nov. 09, 2022 19:55 PM EST

Facebook parent Meta is laying off 11,000 people, about 13% of its workforce, as it contends with faltering revenue and broader tech industry woes, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a letter to employees Wednesday. The job cuts come just a week after widespread layoffs at Twitter under its...

Musk's partisan tweets call Twitter neutrality into question

Nov. 07, 2022 19:07 PM EST

Elon Musk used his Twitter megaphone to appeal to “independent-minded voters” on Monday, urging them to vote Republican in Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections and stepping into the country's political debate that tech company executives have largely tried to stay out of — so their platforms...