Woman Shares Her Layoff Story From Meta, Asks If Zuckerberg Took Paycut
A woman, who was impacted by the new round of layoffs, shared her story on LinkedIn and revealed how she was fired while being on her maternity leave. She also said that it is beyond her understanding how the Meta leadership team 'miscalculated so badly that they had to layoff thousands of employees'. She concluded the post by writing, 'Has Mark Zuckerberg taken a pay cut?'
Tags: meta, Firing, employees, LinkedIn, business
Courtesy: India Today
Pay To Get Verified Accounts On Instagram, Facebook
Now Instagram and Facebook started selling verified blue ticks to users. After Twitter, meta-owned social media platforms also launched 'meta-verified' for its users, at a monthly charge of Rs 990. As of now, the services have been launched as a trail in New Zealand and Australia, following which it will be sold in India. The prices, Rs 990 and Rs 1,240 for iOs users, will fluctuate in India.
Tags: Instagram(137), Facebook, meta, Blue Tick, Meta Verified
Courtesy: India Today
Social Media Accounts Of Donald Trump Restored
Meta announced the restoration of the social media accounts of Donald Trump, the former President of the United States. On February 9, the Facebook and Instagram accounts of the American politician was restored after two years of suspension, for encouraging violence in Capitol. Andy Stone, a spokesman for Meta, confirmed the updates and restored the accounts. Recently, Twitter also restored the account of the former US President.
Tags: Social Media, meta, Donald Trump, Former US President, Account Restored
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Meta Discontinues Most Popular VR Game For Quest 1 Customers
Meta is discontinuing Quest 1 VR headset support for "Population: One," their popular VR battle-royale game. Owners of Quest 1 will be unable to launch or play the game after October 31 said BigBox VR. Players can still play Quest 1 if they have a VR-capable PC. Population: One's account progress, in-app purchases, and crossplay are still available on compatible devices such as Meta Quest 2 and Oculus Rift.
Tags: meta, Virtual Reality, Video games, Quest 1 owners, BigBox VR
Courtesy: Zee news
Facebook Suspends Several Pakistan-Based Hacker Accounts In Q-22
Meta-owned Facebook suspended several accounts, which were being operated by APT36, a Pakistan-backed hacker group. On August 8, in the second quarter of 2022, the company clarified that the suspended accounts were targeting Indians through bogus accounts, harassing them on religion and gender grounds. The data was confirmed by Facebook, which released its Quarterly Adversarial Report earlier this week, featuring India prominently in it.
Tags: Social Media, meta, Facebook, Suspend Accounts, hacking
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Meta Conducts Secret Tests On Twitch-Like Platform 'Super'
Meta, famously known as the owner of Facebook and Instagram, is secretly testing Twitch-like 'Super' app. Super is a livestreaming platform modelled after Twitch, informed Business Insider. According to Mashable, the app has been given to some influencers for secret testing. Also, the app is being used only by a handful of creators. Futhermore, Super is reportedly an independent product unlike Facebook and Instagram.
Tags: Twitch, Super, Facebook, meta, Instagram
WhatsApp User To Soon Have 'Voice Status' Feature Update
In an update, WhatsApp will now allow users to put voice notes as their status updates. Recently, the company shared the news to roll out new features, with additional benefits and a good user experience, with the enhanced features. In an update, the company issued a statement, "new improvements for the status updates are coming in a future update of WhatsApp beta for Android".
Tags: WhatsApp, Voice Status, New feature, Social Media, meta
Courtesy: Business Insider
Meta To Delay Taking Commission From Creators On Facebook, Instagram Until 2024
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that the organization will "hold off on any revenue sharing on Facebook and Instagram until 2024." In accordance with this decision, Facebook and Instagram will receive a part of the revenue from services including fan subscriptions, premium events, badges, and the company's newsletter service. Instagram and Facebook will broaden the eligibility for their Reels incentive program, enabling artists to monetize… read-more
Tags: Facebook, meta, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram , content creators
Sheryl Sandberg Resigns As Chief Operating Officer Of Meta Platforms Inc
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Meta Platforms Inc, announced her resignation in a Facebook post on June 1. The statement originally pushed the social network company's stock down 4%, but it was flat in after-hours trading. Chief Growth Officer Javier Olivan will take over as Chief Operating Officer. Sandberg has been with Meta for over 14 years and has overseen teams responsible for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger… read-more
Tags: sheryl sandberg, Facebook, meta, COO, Resignation
Courtesy: Zee News
Immersion Corp Alleges Meta Created Its VR Headset By Infringing On Its Patents
According to a complaint by a small company, Meta Platforms Inc. constructed its industry-leading virtual reality headset by infringing on the patents of Immersion Corp. Immersion claimed that the Meta Quest 2, which leads the market, infringes on six haptic technology patents in a case filed on May 26. Immersion is requesting a court order prohibiting Meta from using the infringing technology, as well as unspecified monetary damages.
Tags: meta, Patent, Patent Right, infringement, immersion
Courtesy: Indian Express