All publications by tag «Meta»
John Carmack on video game preservation and why companies suffer more harm by destroying something dear to players
id Software co-founder John Carmack has shared his thoughts on Meta’s decision to shut down its VR game Echo VR. The legendary developer explained why preservation is important and why every company should try to keep even their “dead” projects alive as long as possible.
Meta lays off more than 11,000 employees across all units as ‘last resort’ to fight falling revenues
Meta has cut around 13% of its workforce, which is the biggest round of layoffs in its history. Mark Zuckerberg took accountability for this decision and tried to explain how the company got to this point.
FTC aims to block Meta from buying VR studio Within and monopolizing VR industry
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint to block Meta’s proposed acquisition of Within Unlimited, a studio known for its VR app Supernatural. This deal, according to the regulator, will let the company kill competition and become a monopolist in the industry.
Report: Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg pressured Daily Mail to bury reporting on her then-boyfriend Bobby Kotick
Sheryl Sandberg, one of Meta’s executives, has reportedly pressured a UK tabloid to drop reporting on Bobby Kotick. This happened when she and the Activision Blizzard CEO were in a relationship.
Russian court labels Meta “extremist organization,” making all its business activities illegal
Russia has officially recognized Meta as an “extremist organization,” meaning that the company’s business and services are banned in the country. However, people will still be able to use Facebook and Instagram despite them being blocked.
EU and UK start antitrust investigation into Meta and Google over their online ad deal
Google and Meta are now under investigation by the EU and UK. According to the European Commission, a deal that the two corporations made in 2018 endangers competition and is used to push smaller companies from the online ad market.
Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia calls to recognize Meta as “extremist organization”
Following Meta’s decision to allow hate speech towards the Russian military on its platforms, the country’s Prosecutor General’s Office has called for a ban on Instagram, with the company being recognized as an “extremist organization.”
Report: Snap and Facebook still collecting data from iOS users despite Apple’s privacy changes
As we all know, the world of mobile ads has changed forever since the release of iOS 14.5. Apple let users say no to tracking their personal data. Some apps, however, are still collecting information using a looser interpretation of Apple’s privacy rules.