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Meta India head Ajit Mohan departs to join Snap

Ajit Mohan, the head of Meta in India, has left the firm and agreed to join rival Snap, according to sources familiar with the matter. At Snap, Mohan will serve as the president of the company’s

Instagram will soon allow select creators to make and sell NFTs directly in its app

Meta announced today that it is introducing a number of new creator updates across Instagram and Facebook. Most notably, the company revealed that creators on Instagram will soon be able to create the

Meta to ditch human-curated Facebook News stories globally

Some three years after first introducing a curated news section for publishers, Meta has confirmed that it’s ditching the humans and leaning entirely on algorithms for Facebook News in all marke

Facebook expands its professional mode profile setting to all creators globally

Meta has announced the global expansion of its professional mode profile setting on Facebook to all creators. Professional mode is designed to be used by creators looking to monetize their followings

India sets up panel with veto power over social media content moderation

India will set up one or more grievance committees to oversee content moderation decisions of social media firms, it said Friday, moving ahead with a proposal that has rattled Meta, Google and Twitter

Meta’s metaverse wager is also a bet on founder control

Meta is not changing course even after shedding more than half of its value from 2021 highs amid public calls from investors for a course correction.

Meta posts another revenue decline as investors voice metaverse concerns

Earlier this year, Meta posted its first quarterly revenue decline. Once again, Meta’s financials aren’t inspiring much faith in its investors this quarter. Meta’s revenue declined 4

Meta hit with antitrust breach order in Turkey for combining user data across FB, WhatsApp, Instagram

Meta won’t be quaking at the size of the penalty it’s just been handed by Turkey’s competition authority, which announced a 346.72 million lira sanction today. The circa $18.6 millio

WhatsApp back after massive global outage that lasted for two hours

WhatsApp was inaccessible for about two hours in several countries worldwide Tuesday, leaving Meta engineers scrambling to identify and resolve the issue in the early morning hours. WhatsApp started t

India’s Wire retracts reports on Meta citing discrepancies

Wire has retracted its reports on Meta after discovering “certain discrepancies” in its news pieces, the Indian outlet said Sunday, marking what should be an end to the high-profile drama

Indian news outlet Wire suspends reporting on Meta amid backlash

Indian news outlet The Wire said on Tuesday it is setting up an internal review to assess the documents, information, source material and people it relied on for critical stories on Meta — the c

Kanye West to acquire ‘uncancelable’ social media platform Parler

Kanye West, the rapper who also goes by the name Ye, has reached an agreement to buy “uncancelable free speech platform” Parler, the two said in a statement Monday, in a move they said wil

Meta’s legs update is not on the horizon yet

Meta’s Connect conference held earlier this week had announcements ranging from the new $1,500 Quest Pro headset to the company’s partnership with Microsoft to bring productivity tools to

Meta and news outlet’s spar deepens India’s trust deficit

Tech giants and news organizations sparring over news reporting isn’t new. Companies often complain to journalists about getting nuances wrong and usually air their dismay “off the record.

Meta announces legs

Meta didn’t hold back with their announcements at Meta Connect this year. As Facebook has done every year or so, the company is shaking up their avatar products. This year as Meta focuses more h

Meta’s Quest Store hits $1.5 billion in total revenue to date

While outside research data suggests that the number of VR headsets being shipped over the past couple years has surged, the release of new VR titles hasn’t always kept pace. Today at its Connec

How to watch Meta Connect’s 2022 keynote (hint: Facebook)

Mark Zuckerberg will make his impassioned pleas that the metaverse is a real thing and a valid Next Big Business for Meta (neƩ The Facebook) on Tuesday. The annual Meta Connect developer conference k

Brands are spamming WhatsApp users in India, Facebook’s largest market

As Meta makes deeper inroads with businesses on WhatsApp, its biggest bet to monetize the instant messaging app with over 2 billion users, we are getting an early glimpse at how user experience might

Facebook is rolling out new ways to customize what you see in your feed

Facebook is rolling out new ways for users to customize their feed, the social network announced on Wednesday. Beginning today, you will start to see new “Show more” or “Show less&#8

Meta shuts down Bulletin newsletters, moves resources to its discovery algorithm

Meta is shutting down Bulletin, the off-platform newsletter product it launched last summer. Available to writers on an invite-only basis, Bulletin allowed readers to subscribe to newsletters from con
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