Meta’s VR Oculus Business Said to Be Probed by US States

Multiple states have begun investigating potential violations in how Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, runs its virtual-reality Oculus business, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Two of the sources said the US Federal Trade Commission was also involved in the antitrust investigation. Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment. […]

Meta’s Antitrust Dismissal Request Shut Down by US Judge

A federal judge has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission’s revised antitrust suit against Meta, formerly known as Facebook, can proceed, shutting down the social media company’s request for a dismissal. In a revised complaint filed last August, the FTC argues that the company pursued a “buy or bury” strategy against rivals to suppress competition. […]

Facebook Parent Meta’s Head of Communications John Pinette Leaves Company

The head of communications at Facebook parent Meta Platforms, John Pinette, is leaving the company, the social media company said late on Friday. Chris Norton, vice president of international communications, will cover the role on an interim basis, a Meta spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Reuters. “John Pinette has left Meta. We are […]

Meta’s WhatsApp Launches Pilot Programme To Allow Crypto Payments

Meta, formerly Facebook, is allowing some users of its cryptocurrency wallet Novi in the US to send and receive money using its messaging platform WhatsApp. The feature is currently available to only a limited number of consumers and is likely to be expanded soon in the future. Novi head Stephane Kasriel has said the pilot […]

Can Meta’s New Safety Initiatives Make a Difference for Women in India?

Meta, formerly Facebook, announced a series of initiatives aimed at the protection of the women users on the company’s social media platforms. The initiatives include the launch of stopncii.org in India — a platform that aims to combat the spread of non-consensual intimate images (NCII) and Safety Hub for Women that will enable more women […]

Meta’s Novi Wallet, Diem Cryptocurrency Spearhead Is Stepping Down

David Marcus, the person who spearheaded Facebook’s (now Meta’s) Novi wallet project, has announced he will be leaving the social media company at the end of the year. Marcus has been associated with Meta for seven years, serving as VP of messaging products from 2014 before co-creating the Diem cryptocurrency and taking over Novi (previously […]

Meta’s Workplace App to Integrate With Microsoft Teams

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, said on Wednesday it is integrating Workplace, the work-focused version of its social app, with Microsoft’s collaboration app Teams, so users can better share information between the two platforms. The changes will allow users to share content from Workplace’s newsfeed and from its groups into Microsoft’s Teams platform. Soon, it […]

Image of Meta’s smartwatch found inside the Ray-Ban Stories app and it shows a camera

Facebook Inc was restructured into Meta yesterday and virtual and augmented reality will be a major focus going forward as the future of how people connect with each other. It’s not going to be all about AR/VR headsets, though, the company appears to be working on a smartwatch. The image below was discovered in one […]

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