Apple and Meta’s Metaverses Are Both Sad and Lonely

The metaverse has a loneliness problem. Mark Zuckerberg says Apple’s new headset will make everyone lonelier. But even Meta’s headset is, in the end, someone sitting alone on a couch too.   Mark Zuckerberg’s verdict on Apple’s new mixed-reality headset¬†is in: It’s lonesome. “Every demo that they showed was a person sitting on a couch … Read more

Meta launches subscription service priced at $11.99 a month

Meta Platforms on Sunday announced that it is testing a monthly subscription service, called Meta Verified, which will let users verify their accounts using a government ID and get a blue badge, as it looks to help content creators grow and build communities. The subscription bundle for Instagram and Facebook, to be launched later this … Read more

Meta, Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet Exits Will Cost up to $4.7 Billion

Meta, Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet’s severance packages will cost up to $4.7 billion. The tech giants have collectively laid off tens of thousands of workers over the past few months. Google parent company Alphabet will have the highest severance cost, at a maximum of $2.3 billion. Big tech firms are accruing billions in costs from … Read more