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Daily Crunch: Key Twitter executives depart following Elon Musk ownership deal

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Mark Zuckerberg shows off Meta’s next headset (kind of)

Mark Zuckerberg took to his personal Facebook page today to show off a demo of the company’s unreleased “high-end” VR headset. The physical product, which for now is code-named Proje

Instagram to start testing NFTs with select creators this week

Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced today that the platform is going to start testing NFTs with select creators in the United States this week. Mosseri noted that there will be no fees associated wi

UK parliament invites Twitter-lovin’ Musk to talk ‘authenticating all humans’

The British parliament has invited Elon Musk to “discuss the future of Twitter” because we live in deeply wild times. If Musk agrees to speak to parliamentarians on the Digital, Culture, M

Meta says its metaverse biz lost another $3B… but the 2030s will be ‘exciting’

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of every Meta executive breathing a deep sigh of relief, because unlike last quarter, Facebook’s daily active users (DAUs) are up… a little. For the

Meta wants to sell you the metaverse in its first brick-and-mortar store

The company formerly known as Facebook is about to have an IRL shop. Meta will open the doors to the Meta Store (almost typed the Meat Store, that’s a very different store — really sort of the

Daily Crunch: Elon Musk unveils three-pronged strategy to fund his $43B Twitter purchase

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Sheryl Sandberg under fire for trying to kill a story about her ex, the CEO of Activision Blizzard

Meta Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is now facing “internal scrutiny” at the company after pressuring U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail to kill a story about her former boyfriend, Activ

Russia says nyet, sanctions Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn’s Roslansky, VP Harris and other US leaders

From the department of Tit for Tat, on the heels of a cascade of sanctions against Russia, Russian organizations and Russian individuals over Russia’s aggressive war in Ukraine, the Russian Fore

Here are the games that were announced at the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase

Meta might want us to do everything in VR, from work meetings to exercising, but we often forget that playing video games is actually a pretty legit application of this technology. So, Meta is investi

Meta is developing a web version of Horizon Worlds

Meta is working on a web version of its social virtual reality Horizon Worlds platform, the company’s CTO Andrew “Boz” Bosworth revealed in a tweet. The expansion would allow users to try ou

Meta’s Horizon Worlds is testing in-app purchases and creator bonuses

Horizon Worlds, Meta’s social virtual reality app, is testing a feature that will let creators sell virtual items and effects within their worlds. This is only rolling out to a small group of cr

8 open source companies from YC Demo Day Winter ’22

Wicked fast VPNs, data organization tools, auto-generated videos to spice up your company’s Instagram stories … Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 open source founders have some interesting ideas up the

Daily Crunch: B2B marketplace Sokowatch raises $125M Series B, rebrands as ‘Wasoko’

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Mark Zuckerberg says NFTs are coming to Instagram soon

Meta wants you to mint in the metaverse. In a conversation at SXSW, Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company plans to introduce NFTs into Instagram in the “near term.” While the Meta CEO

Quest 2 fitness tracking finally lands Apple Health integration

Facebook’s Meta’s Oculus Quest 2 headset has managed to carve out a surprisingly sizable niche as a high-tech piece of exercise equipment as people use software like Beat Saber and Superna

Mark Zuckerberg demos a tool for building virtual worlds using voice commands

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, today showed off a prototype of an AI system that enables people to generate or import things into a virtual world just by using voice commands. The company sees the

Facebook Reels rolls out worldwide along with new creative tools and ads

After publicly launching in the U.S. this past September, Facebook Reels today is becoming globally available in more than 150 countries. The feature, which is a key part of Meta’s response to t

Instagram quietly limits ‘daily time limit’ option

RIP Mark Zuckerberg’s “time well spent“? In a move that appears to coincide with Facebook/Meta reporting slowing growth, photo-sharing app Instagram appears to have quietly removed t

Meta crowns Nick Clegg president of tilting at regulatory headwinds

Nick Clegg, the former deputy prime minister of the U.K., has been elevated to new heights at Meta, the tech giant formerly known as Facebook — under a new title of president of global affairs i
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