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Daniel Ek calls Apple a ‘threat to the future of the internet’

Elon Musk’s recent spat with Apple has reignited the fire in the belly of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek for criticising Apple’s platform policies.
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Report predicts 12.5m sales of consumer VR headsets in 2022

Research firm Omdia has been gazing into its crystal ball – or should that be crystal headset? – for the virtual reality market.
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Facebook’s Widely Viewed Content report reveals news feed stats

Facebook has published a report on ‘Widely Viewed Content’, focusing on what its users in the US are seeing in their news feeds.
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Instagram’s takedown of a drill music video has been overturned

Earlier this year, Instagram took down a music video featuring a track called ‘Secrets Not Safe’ by British drill artist Chinx (OS).
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Meta set to host a Notorious B.I.G. ‘VR concert experience’

Biggie, Biggie, Biggie, can't you see? Sometimes your posthumous virtual reality projects just hypnotise me...
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Meta is getting out of its Portal smart-displays business

Meta has been running TV ads for its Portal smart displays, but canny buyers may want to hang on until Black Friday or the Boxing Day sales.
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Meta to lay off more than 11,000 staff – 13% of its headcount

Facebook and Instagram's parent company Meta has announced plans to lay off 11,000 of its staff – around 13% of its workforce.
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Report: Meta could announce significant layoffs this week

Last week's big tech-layoffs news story may have been Twitter, but this week's seems likely to be Meta, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Meta reveals Instagram NFT plans and latest creator features

Instagram has been dabbling with NFTs for a few months now: in May it started testing a feature for a limited amount of people to share NFTs that they had made or bought.
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FTC plans to question Zuckerberg in case to block Within deal

Meta bought the developer of popular VR music game Beat Saber in 2019 without a hitch, and may have expected similar for Within.
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Instagram now has more than 2bn monthly active users

Something we missed in our report on Meta’s latest financial results yesterday: CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new milestone stat for its Instagram service.
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Meta stock slides after financials reveal revenue decline

“Our community continues to grow and I'm pleased with the strong engagement we're seeing driven by progress on our discovery engine and products like Reels,” is how Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg opened his company’s latest...