A hospitable metaverse requires the basic building blocks of virtual life

Steve Alexander Contributor Share on Twitter Steve Alexander is SVP and CTO of Ciena, a networking systems and software company that works with operators and content providers across the globe. Meta’s stated mission is to seamlessly connect disparate environments like work, social media and gaming so it can allow people to effectively live and work […]

House committee investigating Jan. 6 subpoenas Meta, YouTube, Twitter and Reddit

The House committee leading the investigation into the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol issued subpoenas to four major tech companies Thursday. January 6 select committee chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) sent letters to YouTube parent company Alphabet, Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta, Reddit and Twitter demanding for those companies to provide […]

UK class action lodged against Meta seeks $3.1B for breach of competition law

A competition legal expert, backed by a powerful litigation fund, is set to mount a multibillion-dollar class action suit against Facebook/Meta for breach of competition law on the basis that it abused its dominance of social networking in the U.K. for several years. If successful, the action would see Facebook having to pay $3.1 billion […]

Meta shuts down its experimental video speed-dating service, Sparked

Meta is shutting down a video speed-dating service it had tested over a good part of last year, the company informed the service’s users via a recent email. Last April, the company formerly known as Facebook confirmed it was testing a new dating service called Sparked, which was developed by its in-house incubator, the NPE […]

Setting up high-conversion lead magnets that deliver value

Aleksandra Korczynska Contributor Share on Twitter Aleksandra Korczynska, the CMO of GetResponse, guides global SaaS marketing and growth. Driven by data analytics and growth hacking, she has crafted go-to-market strategies for global brands (ex-Uber) and tech startups alike. Sales stand and fall on leads, but attracting prospects and optimally converting them into buyers is an […]

Fact-checkers write open letter urging YouTube to get serious about COVID misinformation

A group of more than 80 prominent fact-checking organizations around the world is pressing YouTube to take action against COVID misinformation, which still prevails on the platform now two years into the pandemic. “As an international network of fact-checking organizations, we monitor how lies spread online — and every day, we see that YouTube is […]

The metaverse will be filled with ‘elves’

Louis Rosenberg Contributor Share on Twitter Louis Rosenberg is a pioneer of virtual and augmented reality and CEO of Unanimous AI. Some say the metaverse is nothing but marketing hype, while others insist it will transform society. I fall into the latter camp, but I’m not talking about cartoon worlds filled with avatars like many […]