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10 things in tech you need to know today

You've made it to the end of another week! Social media giants are pouncing on the NFT craze, and our writer describes what it's like to go to a rave in the metaverse.Let's get to it.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. This Bored Ape is just one of the NFTs auctioned at Sotheby's recently.Sotheby's 1. Social media companies are jumping on the NFT craze. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram all have ma...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, London, Microsoft, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Crypto, Meta, Irs, Cnbc, Activision, Ford Transit


Facebook and Instagram May Help You Create and Sell NFTs

According to the Financial Times, Meta is developing ways to create, display and sell NFTs on Facebook and Instagram. TechCrunch reports: The company's Novi wallet technology would power much of the "supporting functionality," one tipster said. Instagram is reportedly testing a way to showcase NFTs, while Meta is also said to be discussing a marketplace that would help you buy or sell these digital collectibles. The company has already declined to comment, and the sources cautioned the effort ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Meta, Engadget, NFT, Adam Mosseri, Twitter Blue, Financial Times Meta, Instagram May Help You Create, Instagram TechCrunch


Google is Building an AR Headset

Meta may be the loudest company building AR and VR hardware. Microsoft has HoloLens. Apple is working on something, too. But don't count out Google. The Verge: The search giant has recently begun ramping up work on an AR headset, internally codenamed Project Iris, that it hopes to ship in 2024, according to two people familiar with the project who requested anonymity to speak without the company's permission. Like forthcoming headsets from Meta and Apple, Google's device uses outward-facing came...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Meta, San Francisco Bay Area, Apple Google, Google Pixel, HoloLens Apple, Magic Leap Early


Google is reportedly building a new blockchain division under a veteran search exec, finally signaling interest in Web3

Google CEO Sundar Pichai.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google is creating a new unit dedicated to blockchain technology, Bloomberg reported. The team will be led by Shivakumar Venkataraman, a company veteran of almost two decades. The new unit represents a softening of Google's stance toward crypto and blockchain technologies. Google is reportedly setting up its own dedicated blockchain unit, in the first overt sign of the tech giant's interest in cryptocurrencies and their underlying ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Trends, Bloomberg, Crypto, Meta, Sundar Pichai, Blockchain, Pichai, Clay Bavor, Bloomberg Google, Venkataraman, Tech Insider, Getty Images Google, Martin Coulter


Facebook stalling report on human rights impact in India, allege whistleblowers

Papers leaked by Frances Haugen revealed users in India were inundated with fake news and anti-Muslim postsFormer Facebook employee Frances Haugen and other prominent whistleblowers have renewed calls for Facebook to release a long-awaited report on its impact in India, alleging the company is purposely obscuring human rights concerns.More than 20 organizations on Wednesday joined whistleblowers Frances Haugen and Sophie Zhang, as well as former Facebook vice-president Brian Boland, to demand th...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Human Rights, Media, Social Networking, India, South and Central Asia, Meta, Brian Boland, Sophie Zhang, Frances Haugen, Muslim postsFormer Facebook


Democrats introduce bill to stop Big Tech companies from targeting you with creepily specific ads online

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.Justin Sullivan via Getty Images/Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images Three Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday to stop tech firms targeting people with ads. If passed, the bill could disrupt the business models of companies including Meta and Google. "The surveillance advertising business model is broken," said Rep. Anna Eshoo. A group of three Democrat lawmakers introduced a bill which, if passed, would upend t...
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Getty Images, Meta, Federal Trade Commission, Anna Eshoo, Jan Schakowsky, Sen Cory Booker, Eshoo, Tobias Hase, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Sundar Pichai Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Three Democratic


Nasdaq falls nearly 3% as US stocks plummet on interest rate worries

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 20, 2020 in New York City.Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images US stocks plunged Tuesday as Treasury yields surged to two-year highs. The 10-year Treasury yield rose to 1.87% — its highest level since January 2020 — up from Friday's 1.771%.  The Nasdaq was down nearly 3% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell almost 600 points. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US stocks pl...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, US, Trends, Tech, Zynga, Middle East, Treasury, Goldman Sachs, Meta, Ubisoft, Federal Reserve, Activision, Fed, New York City Photo, New York Stock Exchange NYSE


US Competition Enforcers Launch Overhaul of Merger Approval Process

The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission has launched a joint effort to modernize antitrust enforcement, seeking comment on how the agencies can apply current law in cases against tech companies like Meta (parent company of Facebook) and Google. From a report: The announcement came at a joint press conference from FTC Chair Lina Khan and Justice Department Antitrust Chief Jonathan Kanter, who described the move as a wide-ranging enforcement modernization effort. While the announcement...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Tech, Meta, Ftc, Kanter, Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, Jonathan Kanter, Justice Department Antitrust


10 things in tech you need to know today

Welcome back, readers. Apple implemented a big change this weekend, and Tesla's initial Cybertruck production has been pushed back once again. Let's get started. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Apple CEO Tim Cook.Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images 1. Apple let other payment providers into the App Store for the first time. This weekend, in compliance with a Dutch mandate, the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Walmart


Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai personally oversaw an illegal deal that misled publishers and advertisers, unredacted suit alleges

Carsten Koall/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images Unredacted court documents reveal a string of new allegations against Facebook and Google.  The firms' CEOs signed off on a deal that misled advertisers and publishers, state AGs alleged. Do you work at Google? Contract reporter Martin Coulter on [email protected] or +447801985586.  Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Meta chief exec Mark Zuckerberg personally signed off on an illegal advertising deal in 2018, according to newly unredacted US...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Texas, US, Trends, Meta, Sundar Pichai, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Bernanke, Paxton, Ken Paxton, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Sandberg, Texas AG


UK Government Readies Anti-Encryption Publicity Campaign to 'Keep Children Safe' Online

The British Government is reportedly preparing a publicity attack on end-to-end encryption in an effort to mobilize public opinion against the technology by framing it as a child safety issue, with its main aim being to derail Facebook's plan to end-to-end encrypt its Messenger platform. According to Rolling Stone, the Home Office has hired the M&C Saatchi advertising agency to plan the campaign, which will include a media blitz with TV ads, campaigning efforts from UK charities and law enfo...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, California, US, Encryption, Fbi, United Kingdom, Facebook Messenger, Home Office, Meta, Rolling Stone, M C Saatchi, Saatchi, Syed Farook, San Bernardino Apple


Apple is requiring workers receive Covid vaccine boosters as employers start mandating the shots amid the surge in Omicron cases

Apple is requiring employees to get COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.Angela Weiss/Getty Images Employees must submit proof of COVID-19 boosters or be required to take tests to enter stores and offices from February 15. Unvaccinated retail and corporate employees will have to take frequent tests from January 24. The new policy comes as US employers are grappling with a surge in Omicron cases and postponing office reopenings. Apple will require all corporate and retail employees to get COVID-19 v...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, US, Trends, Tech News, Vaccine, Meta, Booster, Verge Apple, Omicron, COVID-19 pandemic, Huileng Tan, Angela Weiss Getty Images Employees


Apple is requiring workers to get COVID-19 vaccine boosters as employers start mandating the shots amid the surge in Omicron cases

Apple is requiring employees to get COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.Angela Weiss/Getty Images Eligible Apple employees must get boosted or test to enter stores and offices starting February 15. A memo seen by The Verge also said unvaccinated workers must test often starting January 24. US employers are grappling with a surge in Omicron cases and postponing office reopenings. Apple is requiring all of its corporate and retail employees to get COVID-19 vaccine booster shots or submit to frequent...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, US, Trends, Tech News, Vaccine, Meta, Booster, Omicron, COVID-19 pandemic, Huileng Tan, Angela Weiss Getty Images Eligible Apple, Verge Any Apple


Walmart is the next big company with plans for the metaverse

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Walmart has filed several new trademarks hoping to produce and sell virtual goods. Separate filings show the retailer also plans to create its own cryptocurrency and NFTs. The retailer joins a slew of businesses rushing to capitalize on Web3 and the metaverse. Walmart will join Facebook, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Bumble, Disney, and a string of other companies with plans to claim their own corner of the metaverse.The retailer, the largest private employer in the US, quietly fil...
Tags: Facebook, News, US, Trends, Tech, Nike, Walmart, Retail, Meta, Ralph Lauren, Morgan Stanley, Cnbc, Cryptocurrency, Virtual, Abercrombie Fitch, NFT


Google's and Facebook's top execs allegedly approved dividing ad market among themselves

Latest iteration of Texas-led antitrust complaint against Google expands claims of bad behavior The alleged 2017 deal between Google and Facebook to kill header bidding, a way for multiple ad exchanges to compete fairly in automated ad auctions, was negotiated by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and endorsed by both Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (now with Meta) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, according to an updated complaint filed in the Texas-led antitrust lawsuit against Google.…
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Texas, Software, Meta, Sundar Pichai, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO


Google and Facebook's top execs allegedly approved dividing ad market among themselves

Latest iteration of Texas-led antitrust complaint against Google expands claims of bad behavior The alleged 2017 deal between Google and Facebook to kill header bidding, a way for multiple ad exchanges to compete fairly in automated ad auctions, was negotiated by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and endorsed by both Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (now with Meta) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, according to an updated complaint filed in the Texas-led antitrust lawsuit against Google.…
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Texas, Software, Meta, Sundar Pichai, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO


Meta's Oculus Unit Faces FTC-Led Probe of Competition Practices

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and multiple states are investigating Meta's virtual reality unit Oculus over potential anti-competitive practices. Bloomberg reports: The FTC and a group of states led by New York have quizzed outside developers that make Oculus apps in recent months as part of the inquiry, the people said. The officials have been scrutinizing how Meta, the world's largest social media company, may be using its market power in the VR space to stifle competition, said the people...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Tech, Bloomberg, Meta, North Carolina, Ftc, Zuckerberg, U S Federal Trade Commission, HTC Corp, New York Tennessee


How to cast an Oculus Quest 2 to a TV so you can share your virtual reality experience

The Quest 2 headset and Oculus app allow you to cast your VR gameplay to a TV.Meta You can cast your Quest 2 to a TV to make your virtual reality screen a group experience. You can cast directly from the headset using the Share button in the home menu. It's also possible to enable casting from the Oculus app on your phone with the Casting icon.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Oculus Quest 2 (now branded as simply "Quest 2" under its parent company, Meta) ...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Casting, Trends, Vr, Virtual Reality, Meta, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Oculus Quest 2, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gaming (Reference, Quest 2, Meta Oculus Facebook


10 things in tech you need to know today

Happy Friday, friends. There's drama in Wordle world, and Tesla's Cyberquad for kids is starting to arrive.BTW — There will be no newsletter Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We'll be back in your inboxes on Tuesday.Now, let's get started. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. The word puzzle game "Wordle," which went viral in late 2021 and early 2022.Josh Wardle 1. Wordle is t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, London, Ebay, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Brooklyn, Reddit, Crypto, Silicon Valley, Match


‘Breeding grounds for radicalization’: Capitol attack panel signals loss of patience with big tech

Subpoenas are an escalation in the committee’s efforts for answers as companies ignored information requests The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol has ordered several social media firms to hand over data relating to the attack, asignificant step toward transparency that could have broader privacy implications.The committee on Thursday subpoenaed Twitter, Meta, Alphabet and Reddit for private messages exchanged on the platforms about the attack aas wel...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, US news, US politics, House, Reddit, Meta, Alphabet, Capitol, US Capitol Attack, Twitter Meta Alphabet


Capitol attack panel subpoenas Google, Facebook and Twitter for digital records

Select committee seeks records related to January 6 attackMove suggests panel is ramping up inquiry of social media postsThe House select committee investigating the Capitol attack subpoenaed Twitter, Meta, Alphabet and Reddit on Thursday for records related to the 6 January insurrection, as it seeks to review data that could potentially incriminate the Trump White House.Facebook is part of Meta and Google is part of Alphabet. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, World news, US news, US politics, House, Reddit, Meta, Alphabet, Capitol, Google Facebook, US Capitol Attack, Trump White House Facebook


January 6 Committee Subpoenas Social Media Giants In Probe of Capitol Attack

The House select committee investigating the deadly Capitol riot has subpoenaed social media giants Twitter, Reddit and the parent companies of Facebook and Google, the panel's chairman said Thursday. CNBC reports: The select committee had asked a trove of records last summer from those and other social companies, but received "inadequate responses" from four of the largest platforms, according to a press release Thursday. The committee is once again demanding that Google parent company Alphabet...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, House, Meta, Cnbc, Thompson, Select Committee, Capitol, Bennie Thompson, Twitter Reddit, Committee Subpoenas Social Media Giants, Alphabet Twitter Reddit


Job hunting in 2022? These 10 companies including Salesforce, McKinsey, and Meta, have the happiest employees, according to Glassdoor

Salesforce employees at work.Lea Suzuki/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Glassdoor has published its list of the top 50 best companies to work in the UK for 2022. US-headquartered ServiceNow tops the list, which also includes Google, Apple, Salesforce, and Meta. The list is based on employee reviews so gives insight into a company's culture and management. The employee reference site Glassdoor has published its annual list of the best companies to work for in the UK. The US-h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Microsoft, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Meta, Sap, Vmware, Glassdoor, San Francisco Chronicle, France Germany, Stephen Jones


Lawsuit aiming to break up Facebook group Meta can go ahead, US court rules

The Federal Trade Commission wants to force sale of Instagram and WhatsAppThe US competition watchdog can proceed with a breakup lawsuit against Facebook’s owner, a federal judge has ruled.Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, the parent of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, had asked a court to dismiss an antitrust complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the second time. However, Judge James Boasberg said on Tuesday that the FTC’s revised lawsuit should be allowed to proceed. Continue read...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, US, US news, Whatsapp, Meta, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Facebook Instagram, Federal Trade Commission FTC, James Boasberg


The FTC's Antitrust Suit Against Facebook Moves Forward

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can move forward with its latest antitrust lawsuit against Meta, a US district judge ruled on Tuesday. The decision is a significant win for the regulator, which had seen its first complaint thrown out by Judge James Boasberg last June. Engadget reports: Per The Washington Post, Boasberg now says the agency can move forward with its complaint thanks to the "more robust and detailed" evidence it presented with its amended suit, which the FTC filed in August. "Al...
Tags: Facebook, Court, US, Tech, Meta, Ftc, Engadget, Federal Trade Commission FTC, James Boasberg, Antitrust Suit Against Facebook Moves Forward, Washington Post Boasberg


Facebook will require COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all in-person employees

Logo Meta outside Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.Liu Guanguan/China News Service via Getty Images Facebook parent company Meta will require all in-person employees to be boosted against COVID-19. The social media giant also announced a further delay in office reopenings, pushing the return to late March.  The company is among several to have postponed returning to the office. Facebook parent company Meta Platforms will require all employees working from its US offices to rece...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, News, US, Trends, Meta, Booster, Menlo Park California, Tech Insider, Janelle Gale, Getty Images Facebook, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Erin Snodgrass


10 things in tech you need to know today

Welcome to the start of another week, readers. Today we're taking you inside the life of an Amazon warehouse manager and telling you why cats love Starlink dishes. Let's get started. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Brendan McDermid/Reuters 1. Amazon warehouse managers describe cutthroat working conditions. We spoke with nine current and former managers, each of whom experienced long hours, low pay, and a ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, New York, London, China, Disney, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Meta, Jack Dorsey, Kfc


Meta signs huge lease, allowing it to snap up 33 floors of Austin's soon-to-be largest skyscraper

Austin, Texas.RYAN KYTE/Getty Images Facebook's parent Meta will lease 589,000 square feet of office space in Austin, Texas.  Austin Business Journal reported that the leased space will be in the city's tallest building.  The 66-story skyscraper is still under construction and due to be completed in 2023.  Facebook's parent company Meta has signed a deal to snag a huge amount of extra office space in Austin, Texas. Austin Business Journal recently reported that the company will le...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Real Estate, News, Trends, Tech, Austin, Property, Meta, Guadalupe, Austin Business Journal, Tech Insider, Mark Zuckberg, Real Esate, Weekend BI UK


Mark Zuckerberg is creating a future that looks like a worse version of the world we already have

Facebook cofounder and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Meta In late October, Facebook made a huge announcement: It was changing the company name to "Meta." The reason, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, was to refocus the company around "the metaverse." The vision he presented is a worse version of a reality we already have. Late last October, Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a huge announcement: Going forward, the company would be known as "Meta." That parent company would still encom...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Video Games, Entertainment, La, Trends, Analysis, Vr, Virtual Reality, Oculus Vr, Ar, Meta, Ubisoft, Facetime


Meta Sued For Alleged Role In Extremist-Linked Murder of Federal Guard

The surviving sister of Dave Patrick Underwood, a federal security guard who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2020, has filed a lawsuit against Meta, the parent organization of Facebook. The suit seeks to hold the company accountable for connecting the two men charged in the murder plot and giving them a space online to plan the attack. Engadget reports: Underwood was shot outside a federal building in Oakland, California in May of 2020. The two men charged inn the case were later linked to ...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, New York Times, Meta, Engadget, Oakland California, Underwood, Federal Guard, Dave Patrick Underwood



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