Saturday, January 29, 2022

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Facebook parent Meta says its new AI supercomputer will be world’s fastest

Meta says its new AI Research SuperCluster will help the company build better AI models that can learn and analyse to determine if content was harmful.

Facebook owner behind US$60 million deal for Meta name rights

The deal underscores how valuable the Meta name has become for the technology giant, which is betting that its focus on the metaverse will pay off handsomely in the coming years.

Facebook opens virtual world app to public, inching toward metaverse

Horizon Worlds is far from a fully realised metaverse, a future internet where online experiences like chatting to a friend would eventually feel face-to-face thanks to virtual reality headsets.

Meta offers deferral programme for employees unready to return to office

The social media giant's new 'office deferral programme' will ensure that its employees have flexibility in returning back to offices, Meta says.

Facebook parent to take politics, race out of ad targeting

The company's deep knowledge about its users' interests is prized by advertisers looking to reach a certain audience – and is an engine of its multi-billion dollar ad business – but could be used to influence or exclude groups.

Facebook whistleblower boosts EU push for new tech laws

The former Facebook engineer leaked a trove of internal documents that have sparked weeks of criticism of the social media giant and a major push worldwide to get tough on big tech.

Facebook tests paid subgroups in subscription push

Facebook, which recently changed its name to Meta, says the test is part of its broader paid subscription effort.

Embattled Facebook changes parent company name to ‘Meta’

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp will keep their names under the rebranding critics have called an effort to distract from the platform's dysfunction.

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