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.
December 1, 2022
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.
November 24, 2022
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.
November 23, 2022
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).
November 23, 2022
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...
November 17, 2022
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.
November 14, 2022
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.
November 9, 2022
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.
November 7, 2022
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.
November 3, 2022
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.
October 31, 2022
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.
October 28, 2022
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...
October 27, 2022