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Broadcom CEO Hock Tan Joins Meta Board of Directors

Meta announced that Hock E. Tan — President and CEO of Broadcom — and John Arnold have been elected to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. [Photo above: Hock Tan (left) and John Arnold] Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Meta, said, “I’m excited to share that Hock Tan and John Arnold are joining […]

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Facebook Rolls Out End-to-End Encryption

Loredana Crisan, Head of Messenger for Meta, wrote the following notice on the company’s website: I’m delighted to announce that we are rolling out default end-to-end encryption for personal messages and calls on Messenger and Facebook, as well as a suite of new features that let you further control your messaging experience. We take our […]

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Instagram Expanding Gifts for Creators

Instagram announced it is expanding Gifts on its service to more creators across the US, offering a way for creators to begin earning money on reels from their audience. The company began testing gifts on Instagram in November, which let followers show their appreciation through direct monetary support. You can receive gifts from supporters who purchase […]

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Meta to Offer Immersive NBA Games in VR

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Meta are extending their partnership for several years that will feature a new virtual reality experience for fans through Meta Horizon Worlds via Meta Quest, the official VR headset of the NBA and WNBA.  The NBA Arena in Meta Horizon Worlds experience will feature live NBA League Pass games in […]

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Instagram Activates New Quiet Mode

Are you getting too many notifications on Instagram? Well now there is a quieter solution. The photo and video social network is launching Quiet mode on Instagram to help people focus and to encourage people to set boundaries with their friends and followers. Once it’s enabled, you won’t receive any notifications, your profile’s activity status […]

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Meta Sues Scraping Service

Meta is looking to thwart scrapers that collect data from users of Facebook and Instagram. The social media company recently filed a lawsuit against Voyager Labs in federal court in California. Voyager Labs is a scraping and surveillance service that improperly collected data from Facebook, Instagram and other websites. Meta says it has disabled Voyager’s […]

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WhatsApp Adds Improved Calling Features

WhatsApp, a division of Meta, has introduced new features to improve calls on its service. Here are some of the improvements: 32-person calls: You can now start a video or voice call on your mobile device with up to 32 people — four times the previous amount. Message or mute participants: Long pressing on a participant will […]

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Meta Sells Quest Pro for $1,499

Meta is now selling a high-end virtual reality headset: Meta Quest Pro. Priced at just under $1500, Meta Quest Pro comes loaded with features like high-resolution sensors that enable full-color mixed reality experiences, next-generation pancake optics, advanced LCD displays that deliver sharp visuals, an all-new, sleek and comfortable design complete with guided Fit Adjustment, and […]