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Facebook to create 10,000 jobs in EU to help build ‘metaverse’

Social network says it wants to ensure virtual world is built responsiblyFacebook is creating 10,000 jobs in the EU as part of its push to build a virtual world for its users.The company has trumpeted the “metaverse” as the next big phase of growth for large tech companies and recently announced a $50m (£36m) investment programme to ensure that this metaworld is built “responsibly”. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Business, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Nick Clegg, Technology sector


Colin Powell, former secretary of state, dies from COVID-19 complications, family says

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of complications from COVID-19, his family said in Facebook post.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Facebook, Usa, News, Usa Today, State, Colin Powell, COVID


Nurses say patients are getting more abusive, and simple questions can set them off

31% of hospital nurses across the country have reported a small or significant increase in workplace violence as of September 2021. Brandon Bell/Getty Images 31% of hospital nurses have reported an increase in violence, up from 22% in March 2021. Nurses told Insider the tense politics around vaccines and masks may be leading to patient aggression. 1 in 4 nurses faces physical violence on the job, and the hospital is one of the most dangerous workplaces in the country, according to OSHA. Ke...
Tags: Facebook, News, Nbc, California, Nurses, America, Trends, Abuse, Healthcare, National Nurses United, Violence, Michigan, Nevada, Erica, OSHA, US Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Facebook to hire 10,000 people in EU to build the 'metaverse'

Facebook plans to hire up to 10,000 workers in Europe to build a "metaverse" that will combine virtual and augmented reality technologies in a new online realm.
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Eu, Cnn


Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Dies of COVID-19 at 84

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications. His family confirmed his death on Monday in a public Facebook post, noting that he was fully vaccinated. Powell was 84. The statement, signed by The Powell Family, reads: “General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint […]
Tags: Facebook, News, State, Powell, Colin Powell, Colin L Powell, Powell Family


Colin Powell, first Black secretary of state, dies from COVID-19 complications

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of complications from COVID-19, his family said in Facebook post.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Facebook, Usa, News, Usa Today, State, Colin Powell, COVID


Facebook says it's hiring 10,000 people in Europe to help build Mark Zuckerberg's 'metaverse'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) walks past a crowd with virtual reality (VR) headsets. Facebook Facebook said it would create 10,000 jobs in Europe over five years to make a "metaverse." The metaverse is a theoretical virtual space where people can access the internet. Mark Zuckerberg said this summer he wants Facebook to become a "metaverse company." Facebook plans to create 10,000 jobs across the European Union (EU) over the next five years in pursuit of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's vis...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, News, Trends, Eu, Ireland, Vr, Zuckerberg, European Union EU, Facebook Facebook, Tech Insider, Metaverse, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Sophie Zhang


Facebook says its hiring 10,000 people in Europe to help build Mark Zuckerberg's 'metaverse'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) walks past a crowd with virtual reality (VR) headsets. Facebook Facebook said it would create 10,000 jobs in Europe over five years to make a "metaverse." The metaverse is a theoretical virtual space where people can access the internet. Mark Zuckerberg said this summer he wants Facebook to become a "metaverse company." Facebook plans to create 10,000 jobs across the European Union (EU) over the next five years in pursuit of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's vis...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, News, Trends, Eu, Ireland, Vr, Zuckerberg, European Union EU, Facebook Facebook, Tech Insider, Metaverse, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Sophie Zhang


European Union: Antitrust Bites – Newsletter June 2021 - DLA Piper

With a press release dated June 4, 2021, the European Commission announced that they have opened an investigation into Facebook, for two conducts amounting to a potential breach of Articles 101 and/or 102 TFEU.
Tags: Facebook, News, European Union, European Commission, Dla Piper


Top Stories this AM: Facebook's hate-speech tech is flawed, report says; Vanessa Bryant asked to prove psychological damage over leaked Kobe crash photos

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: Facebook's fails on hate speech. Facebook claims it uses AI to identify and remove posts containing hate speech and violence, but the technology doesn't really work, report says. Facebook AI removes less than 5% of hate speech viewed on the social media platform, according to documents received by the...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, China, Newsletter, Trends, Netflix, Queens, Arizona, Kardashian, Kobe Bryant, Biden, Kourtney Kardashian, Trump, Travis Barker, Barker


Facebook looks to capitalise on India’s gaming boom

India is the third largest market for Facebook in terms of game play sessions, clocking 234 million sessions in the two month period during July and August 2021, a top executive told Moneycontrol as the social networking giant looks to capitalise on the gaming boom in the country. In March 2019, the tech giant rolled out a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab that allowed users to play instant games, watch gaming videos from their favourite streamers and connect with other members through gaming-relat...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, India, Moneycontrol, Facebook Gaming


What is the metaverse?

What does it mean, and what have Facebook and Fortnite got to do with it?
Tags: Facebook, News, Fortnite


Apparently, it's the next big thing. What is the metaverse?

What does it mean, and what have Facebook and Fortnite got to do with it?
Tags: Facebook, News, Fortnite


A protester shot by Kyle Rittenhouse accused police of 'deputizing a roving militia' and enabling 'white nationalist vigilantes' in new lawsuit

Police in riot gear stand outside the Kenosha County Court House Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. AP Photo/Morry Gash Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of killing two people and injuring a third on August 25, 2020, in Kenosha. A surviving victim is suing the city and county of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and law enforcement officers. The lawsuit alleges police strategized with and encouraged an armed militia. A lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday by Gaige Grosskreutz, a protester who was ...
Tags: Facebook, Lawsuit, News, Washington Post, Trends, Law Enforcement, Wisconsin, The Washington Post, Kenosha, Kenosha County, Grosskreutz, Uptown, Beth, KPD, KENOSHA Wis, Sam Hill


Instagram spends the majority of its $390 million global advertising budget on targeting teens, according to a new report

Instagram is so desperate to keep a foothold with teenage users that it spends the majority of its marketing budget targeting teens with ads, according to a new report. Instagram could now be losing teens to competitors – 35% of teenagers said Snapchat was their favorite social media app and 30% said their favorite was TikTok, while only 22% of teens ranked Instagram as their favorite, according to a Piper Sandler survey published last month. The new report comes after a wave of blowback agains...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, Snapchat, Piper Sandler


Facebook announces 10,000 European Union jobs to build ‘metaverse’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a leading voice in Silicon Valley hype around the idea of the metaverse, which would blur the lines between the physical world and the digital one. Facebook bought Oculus, a company that makes virtual reality headsets, for $2 billion in 2014 and has since been developing Horizon, a digital world where people can interact using VR technology. Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, announced earlier this year that it had raised $1 billion in new funding, wi...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, News, European Union, Silicon Valley, Fortnite


Facebook says AI can enforce its rules, but the company’s own engineers are doubtful

A Facebook executive testified at the late-September Senate hearing that the company is using AI to keep kids under 13 off Instagram. The performance of Facebook’s automated systems illustrates how difficult it is for Facebook and other tech companies to build systems that reliably and comprehensively detect content that breaks their rules. Facebook users were finding in their feeds videos of crashing cars and fighting roosters, which would normally violate Facebook’s rules. [Via]
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Senate


Facebook claims it uses AI to identify and remove posts containing hate speech and violence, but the technology doesn't really work, report says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Facebook's artificial intelligence removes less than 5% of hate speech viewed on the social media platform. A new report from the Wall Street Journal details flaws in the platform's strategy to remove harmful content. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said that the company dangerously relies on AI and algorithms. Facebook claims it uses artificial intelligence to identify and remove posts containing hate speech and violen...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Congress, Trends, Report, Violence, Algorithm, Ai, Hate Speech, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Rosen, Facebook Employees, Color of Change, Facebook Algorithm


Save big on this good-as-new 8th generation iPad

From tasks as simple as checking the weather to scrolling through Facebook with your morning coffee, iPads have become an integral part of our day-to-day. While you can do a lot of your phones these days, there's just something to be said about having a larger, portable screen in your hands, making you more mobile than ever.  — Read the rest
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Shop


Apple to earn $5B from its ads business this fiscal year; Is responsible for 58% of all iPhone app downloads

Apple’s advertising business has more than tripled its market share in the six months after it introduced privacy changes to iPhones that obstructed rivals, including Facebook, from targeting ads at consumers. Apple’s in-house business is now responsible for 58 per cent of all iPhone app downloads that result from clicking on an advert. A year ago, its share was 17%. Apple said its privacy features were designed to protect users. [Via]
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Business, News


Two Facebook whistleblowers have publicly attacked the company this year. Here's how their claims overlap.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Two Facebook whistleblowers, Sophie Zhang and Frances Haugen, have publicly criticised the company in 2021. Zhang told Insider she sees a common link between their criticisms of the company - profit. Both whistleblowers say Facebook under-resources countries it doesn't consider important. Facebook has been rocked by a public relations nightmare after whistleblower Frances Haugen leaked internal documents to The Wall Street Journal...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, News, Congress, Russia, US, Trends, Iran, Cnn, Ethiopia, The Guardian, Capitol Hill, Wall Street Journal, Whistleblower, Zhang


Apparently, it's the next big thing. What is the metaverse?

What does it mean, and what have Facebook and Fortnite got to do with it?
Tags: Facebook, News, Fortnite


Instagram spends the majority of its $390 global advertising budget on targeting teens, according to a new report

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Instagram spends most of its global marketing budget on targeting teens, The New York Times reports. The Facebook-owned app reportedly sees a loss of teen users as an "existential threat." The new report follows revelations that Instagram's own research found the app is bad for teens' mental health. Instagram is so desperate to keep a foothold with teenage users that it spends the majority of its marketing budget targeting teens with ads, according to ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Massachusetts, Advertising, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Teenagers, Mental Health, New York Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WSJ


Flight attendants aren't the only workers facing unprecedented violence on the job: Nurses say they've seen a rise in physical and verbal abuse from agitated patients

31% of hospital nurses across the country have reported a small or significant increase in workplace violence as of September 2021. Brandon Bell/Getty Images 31% of hospital nurses have reported an increase in violence, up from 22% in March 2021. Nurses told Insider the tense politics around vaccines and masks may be leading to patient aggression. 1 in 4 nurses faces physical violence on the job, and the hospital is one of the most dangerous workplaces in the country, according to OSHA. Ke...
Tags: Facebook, News, Nbc, California, Nurses, America, Trends, Abuse, Healthcare, National Nurses United, Violence, Michigan, Nevada, Erica, OSHA, US Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Instagram spends the majority of its $390 million global advertising budget on targeting teens, according to a new report

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Instagram spends most of its global marketing budget on targeting teens, The New York Times reports. The Facebook-owned app reportedly sees a loss of teen users as an "existential threat." The new report follows revelations that Instagram's own research found the app is bad for teens' mental health. Instagram is so desperate to keep a foothold with teenage users that it spends the majority of its marketing budget targeting teens with ads, according to ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Massachusetts, Advertising, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Teenagers, Mental Health, New York Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WSJ


Will Facebook be part of the problem or solution for the teens we treat with mental illness?

Pediatricians like us are caring for more teens than usual with depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Facebook can spotlight positive messages.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Facebook, Usa, News, Usa Today


'It's fun to play dress-up, but now we're sweaty': Getting that cute fall pic in hot weather

Pumpkin patches have become more than just a fun fall outing. They're the perfect spot for people looking for a festive backdrop for their next Facebook or Instagram post.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Facebook, Usa, News, Usa Today


Statewide School Walkout In The Works Over Gov. Newsom’s Vaccine Mandate

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Tags: Facebook, News, Education, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Gavin Newsom, Schwartz, Laguna Creek, Shasta County, J Fernandez, Sacramento City Unified, School Walkout, Coronavirus


Biden’s clean electricity program could be dropped from spending bill, report says – live

President says reconciliation bill price tag will be below $3.5tnHouse committee to convene Tuesday for Bannon referral voteFDA advisory panel recommends Johnson & Johnson boosterUS to lift Covid travel ban for vaccinated travelers on 8 NovemberA Capitol police officer has been charged with obstruction of justice in connection to the deadly January 6 attack in Washington.Federal prosecutors say Michael Riley, a 25-year veteran of Capitol police, helped one of the participants in the attack by e...
Tags: Facebook, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Vaccines and immunisation, US Congress, Biden, Donald Trump, Capitol, Johnson Johnson, Bannon, Washington Federal, Michael Riley


Black Lives Matter Mural In Sacramento Defaced; Hate Crime Possible

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