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Meta cuts hiring plans as it prepares for ‘serious times’ | Engadget

In a weekly employee Q&A session, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said the company is experiencing “one of the worst downturns [it has seen] in recent history.” According to Reuters, the executive has revealed that Meta has slashed its target number for new engineers hires this year by about 30 percent. Meta previously said that […]

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NFTs to appear on Facebook, cross-post with Instagram as Meta Web3 expansion continues

Facebook will support nonfungible tokens (NFTs) with a “digital collectibles” tab on creators’ timelines to display their work. Meta technical program manager Navdeep Singh displayed screenshots of NFTs and a creator’s page Thursday on Twitter.  A spokesperson for Meta, the parent company of Facebook, told TechCrunch the same day that the rollout of NFTs on […]

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Meta intends to win metaverse wallet race with Meta Pay

Meta, formerly Facebook, wants to monetize the metaverse by expanding the digital wallet capabilities available on the company’s social networks. This month, the company rebranded Facebook Pay as Meta Pay while continuing to offer the payment service for items on online stores and Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. The service lets people make purchases without […]

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PRISM Collective is helping others feel like they belong in Web3

Can NFTs make you rich? Yes and no. Yes, you can lose a lot of money, and yes you can gain a lot of friends as you blaze through terrible artwork on OpenSea or Magic Eden or spend late nights on Twitter Spaces, listening about the latest projects that went to the moon. I’ll spare […]

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Meta’s 3 Challenges: TikTok, Apple Challenges, And Reality Labs Uncertainty (META)

Derick Hudson/iStock Editorial via Getty Images Introduction Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META) is cheap by many measures, yet it faces unparalleled challenges and uncertainties, including TikTok, Apple (AAPL) (IDFA), and its own Reality Labs. This series has 2 parts. Part 1 is a qualitative deep dive. I review some common bear thesis based upon its 3 major […]

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Meta Showcases How the Metaverse Will Enhance Freedom of Expression

As we near the end of Pride Month for 2022, Meta has shared a new video which outlines the potential value of the metaverse as a vehicle for increased freedom of expression, by enabling people to be seen as they choose via the use of digital avatars. This is an interesting benefit of the broader […]

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Call of Duty: Warzone Players Slam New OP Gun as “Worst Meta” Ever

Call of Duty: Warzone on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X has a new over-powered gun, and players aren’t very happy about it. It seems every few months there’s a new OP gun in Warzone. Raven Software is usually pretty quick to issue balance updates and nerfs these OP […]

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Meta develops three AI models for metaverse that provide realistic sounds in VR environments

Meta (formerly Facebook) has built three new artificial intelligence (AI) models designed to make sound more realistic in mixed and virtual reality experiences. The three AL models — Visual-Acoustic Matching, Visually-Informed Dereverberation and VisualVoice — focus on human speech and sounds in video and are designed to push “us toward a more immersive reality at […]

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Sound of the metaverse: Meta creates AI models to improve virtual audio

Zoom calls, meetings in the metaverse and virtual events could all be improved in the future thanks to a series of AI models developed by engineers at Meta, which the company says match sound to imagery, mimicking the way humans experience sound in the real world. Meta’s new AI model can match the sound of […]

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Developers In India Key To Metaverse: Meta India Md | Bengaluru News – Times of India

Bengaluru: Meta, the parent company of Facebook, expects a lot of the software work and applications related to the metaverse to happen out of India. Ajit Mohan, VP & MD for India at Meta, said the country will have the largest app developer ecosystem in the world in two years, so many of the metaverse […]