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WhatsApp introduces a new Windows client with better calling features

WhatsApp has introduced a new Windows client that lets you have video calls with up to 8 people and audio calls with up to 32 people.

Mark Zuckerberg says engineers who joined Meta in-person perform better than those who joined remotely

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook parent Meta, has pointed to internal data analysis that suggests engineers who initially joined the company in an in-person capacity performed better th

Meta says it is experimenting with AI-powered chat on WhatsApp and Messenger

No company is immune from the generative AI wave, and everybody wants in. Meta is the latest entrant in testing AI-powered tools for its products. Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company is bui

Meta Verified won’t let you change name, username or profile photo for now

After looking at Twitter’s struggle with impersonation problems when Elon Musk relaunched Twitter Blue, Mark Zuckerberg is putting up guardrails before launching Meta Verified. Earlier this week

Meta begins selling blue badge on Instagram and Facebook as Zuckerberg borrows Musk playbook

Facebook-parent Meta has launched a new subscription service, called Meta Verified, that will allow users to add the coveted blue check mark to their Instagram and Facebook accounts for up to $15 a mo

Meta stock perks up as the company promises a ‘year of efficiency’

Meta is all-in on becoming a lean, mean, cash-printing machine. In its Q4 earnings call on Wednesday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg described the company’s near future priorities and plans, painting

FTC puts Zuckerberg on the stand over Meta’s plan to acquire Within

Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stand on Tuesday in a hearing about Meta’s acquisition of Within, the VR company that makes the fitness app Supernatural. In July, the Federal Trade

Meta confirms 11,000 layoffs, amounting to 13% of its workforce

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp’s parent company Meta has confirmed a huge round of layoffs, amounting to 13% of its workforce. “I want to take accountability for these decisions and for

Forget the metaverse: Meta should make a new Twitter

While Mark Zuckerberg burns billions at the alter of the metaverse, a much more practical opportunity directly in his company’s lane could provide much more achievable short-term success: Twitte

Meta is in trouble

A day after weighing in with its third-quarter earnings report, Meta is flailing. The company formerly known as Facebook was in trouble Thursday after uninspiring numbers and an apparent lack of faith

Y’all really made Mark Zuckerberg defend himself to investors because of your memes

On today’s quarterly earnings call, Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was on the defensive when it comes to the company’s investment in the metaverse. Once again, the company lost more

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

My virtual torso went to Meta Connect 2022

Moments before Meta’s big annual developer conference was set to begin, TechCrunch’s staff scrambled to see who had a charged Meta Quest headset, which it turned out was nobody. But becaus

Mark Zuckerberg says Meta will freeze hiring and cut costs

After a decade of explosive growth, the company formerly known as Facebook is planning to trim down. Bloomberg reports that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to freeze hiring and restructure so

Facebook debuts a Reels API for sharing from third-party apps

Meta is going all in to expand the reach of its short video products. In the latest step to those offerings widely reachable, the company is launching a Facebook Reels API for developers to integrate

Unsealed docs in Facebook privacy suit offer glimpse of missing app audit

It’s not the crime, it’s the cover up… The scandal-hit company formerly known as Facebook has fought for over four years to keep a lid on the gory details of a third party app audit

Northeastern University VR lab targeted in explosive mail attack

A staff member at Northeastern University’s Holmes Hall was injured after opening an explosive package, the Boston Police Department reports. Holmes Hall is home to the university’s virtua

Meta announces Discord-like ‘Community Chats’ on Messenger

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this morning that “Community Chats” are coming to Messenger and Facebook Groups. The feature allows large Messenger groups to organize chats into categor

Don’t leave your Meta Quest Pro prototype in your hotel room

Looks like someone made a booboo. A video game streamer in Mexico, Ramiro Cardenas, claims to have found an engineering prototype of the Meta Quest Pro in a hotel room. Per Cardenas’ leaked vide

Meta is hosting its Connect conference on October 11

A year after Facebook transformed to Meta at the event, the company is hosting its second Connect conference on October 11 this year. Prior to the Meta rebranding, the company hosted the conference un
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