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Metaverse insurance preparations, AI, AR, VR

Metaverse insurance preparations, AI, AR, VR

The metaverse is a broad term that refers to a multitude of technologies—some of them including augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The idea is that we can perform regular activities like shopping, meeting people, and more in a digital space that doesn’t exist physically. Although the idea of ​​the metaverse has picked up recently, …

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Meta and Amazon under legal spotlight in UK over surveillance

Meta and Amazon under legal spotlight in UK over surveillance

Meta and Amazon are being challenged in two separate cases over data collection for competitive advantage and surveillance-based advertising. A lawsuit has been filed against Facebook parent firm Meta at London’s High Court, demanding that Facebook stop the practice of collecting the personal data of its users for the sake of advertising and marketing. Tanya …

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Seismic Shifts In International Data Markets Demand Broadband Internet Policy Update

Seismic Shifts In International Data Markets Demand Broadband Internet Policy Update

Through parallel internets, platforms have driven seismic shifts in global data flows. getty The global policy movement to improve connectivity and close the digital divide has spawned reports on international markets for data and associated regulatory policies. The papers present sometimes confusing terminology: usage, transit, peering, and interconnection. Each term has a specific meaning and …

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This is what Meta might look like if Zuckerberg stepped down

This is what Meta might look like if Zuckerberg stepped down

The drumbeat of a looming recession gets louder and continues to claim jobs in the form of mass layoffs and executive departures. Tech companies have laid off 33,000 workers since October, including major brands such as Amazon, Microsoft, Coinbase, Twitter, Stripe, Salesforce, and Meta. Similarly, executive changes have occurred as a result of economic jitters, …

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The US says it’s helping Iranians navigate a massive internet blackout. Activists say it’s too little, too late.

The US says it's helping Iranians navigate a massive internet blackout.  Activists say it's too little, too late.

CNN — As protesters took to the streets of Iran following the death in detention of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman apprehended for apparently not wearing her hijab properly, videos of the uprising began to flood the internet. Clips of students tearing up pictures of Iran’s Supreme Leader in northern Iran. Photos of women removing …

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Facebook’s Meta to host Notorious BIG VR concert with realistic avatar

Facebook's Meta to host Notorious BIG VR concert with realistic avatar

Legendary Brooklyn rapper The Notorious BIG is coming back to life as a “hyperrealistic” avatar in recognition of the 25th anniversary of his death. Meta, Facebook’s parent company, and The Notorious BIG Estate are collaborating on the project titled “Sky’s The Limit: A VR Concert Experience” on Dec. 16. The avatar of Notorious BIG, whose …

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Porting Million Lines of Code from Java to Kotlin at Meta

Porting Million Lines of Code from Java to Kotlin at Meta

Meta has been at work to port their Android codebase from Java to Kotlin. In the process, they have learned a number of lessons of general interest and developed a few useful approaches, explains Meta engineer Omer Strulovich. Meta’s decision to adopt Kotlin for their Android apps was motivated by Kotlin advantages over Java, including …

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The Metaverse Won’t Look Like Mark Zuckerberg’s Dream. Why Augmented Reality Will Win.

The Metaverse Won't Look Like Mark Zuckerberg's Dream.  Why Augmented Reality Will Win.

Text size A demonstration of virtual reality using the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset. Sergio Flores/AFP/Getty Images About the author: Louis Rosenberg is the CEO of Unanimous AI, chief scientist of the Responsible Metaverse Alliance, and global technology adviser to the XR Safety Initiative. Believe it or not, it was only a year ago that …

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