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Armed man with ‘hit list’ including Biden, Fauci arrested in Iowa on way to White House

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Olafimihan Oshin Authorities in Iowa have arrested a man who was found during a traffic stop to be carrying a rifle and a “hit list” that included President Biden and Anthony FauciAnthony FauciArmed man with ‘hit list’ including Biden,......

How the metaverse won Christmas

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This photo from Oculus shows what it might be like to play it in an apartment.  Oculus The metaverse won Christmas this year. Meta, Facebook’s parent company, had the most popular app in Apple’s App Store on Christmas Day: the......

Asana CEO Moskovitz is buying the dip in his software company’s stock during a roller-coaster year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Asana CEO and Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA | AFP | Getty Images Dustin Moskovitz is buying the dip. Again. The billionaire co-founder and CEO of cloud software vendor Asana bought $81 million worth of the company’s......

Instagram surpasses 2 billion monthly users while powering through a year of turmoil

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri testifies at a US Senate hearing in Washington, DC, on December 8, 2021. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Instagram’s addictive content has U.S. lawmakers so concerned that Adam Mosseri, CEO of the social media......

How many times must Facebook be caught censoring the truth?

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Rachel Bovard In the wake of the 2020 election, COVID-19 and every controversial event that has followed, Twitter, Facebook and Google have limited the free flow of information. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here......

Execs seemed confused about the metaverse on Q3 earnings calls

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A new video by Inspired by Iceland pushes back against experiencing life through the “metaverse,” as described by Mark Zuckerberg during Facebook’s rebranding to Meta on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Online dating apps,......

TikTok usage surpassed Instagram this year among kids aged 12 to 17, Forrester survey says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Adam Mosseri speaks onstage at the WIRED25 Summit 2019 – Day 1 at Commonwealth Club on November 08, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Matt Winkelmeyer | Getty Images TikTok usage is spiking among young Americans at the expense of Instagram,......

Op-ed: What you hear about Covid in the Metaverse should scare you

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brian Castrucci is an epidemiologist, public health practitioner and president and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation. Frank Luntz is a Republican pollster and communication advisor. It’s not what you say that matters. It’s what people hear. And what people......

Ohio attorney general files lawsuit claiming Facebook misled investors about safety measures

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters Meta, formerly known as Facebook, faces new charges from investors for allegedly violating federal securities laws by......

The metaverse is investable — and it’s going to be big, says tech billionaire

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man demonstrates the uSens Inc. Impression Pi virtual reality and augmented reality interactive device at CES Unveiled, a media preview event for CES International, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Las Vegas. John Locher | AP The so-called metaverse has......

Iceland takes a swipe at Zuckerberg’s ‘Meta’ announcement in new viral tourism video

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here If the goal was to get people talking about Iceland, a new tourism video is more than succeeding.   A video published yesterday by Inspired by Iceland, a marketing campaign for Icelandic tourism, takes aim at a Mark Zuckerberg video......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Did Democrats misread voters’ 2020 call for change?

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger                          Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Monday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments......

Meta introduces new ways for creators to make money using Facebook Groups

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Chesnot | Getty Images News | Getty Images As Mark Zuckerberg pursues a future in the metaverse, he has to count on his existing business — Facebook — to provide the capital to get him there.......

Facebook whistleblower Haugen says Zuckerberg should step down as CEO

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee, testifies during the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security hearing titled Children’s Online Safety-Facebook Whistleblower, in Russell Building on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Tom Williams |......

Mark Zuckerberg says a new skin-like material could support metaverse ambitions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen fencing in the “Metaverse” with an Olympic gold medal fencer during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebrand of Facebook as Meta, in this screen grab taken from a video......

How to become an entrepreneur — while you’re still in college

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As the founder and director of two entrepreneurship-focused programs at Stevens Institute of Technology, Launchpad and iSTEM, I have overseen the creation of 12 officially incorporated enterprises, with many more on the way. It took about three years to put our first company together, but now we launch......

Facebook’s Meta mission was laid out in a 2018 paper declaring ‘The Metaverse is ours to lose’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Small toy figures are seen in front of displayed Facebook’s new rebrand logo Meta in this illustration taken, October 28, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters In June 2018, Oculus executive Jason Rubin sent an email to Facebook board member Marc......

The Facebook name was such a drag that employees referred to it as a ‘brand tax’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here With its name change to Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook is trying to eliminate what some employees have called a “brand tax” on apps such as Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the rebranding Thursday,......

Meta shares spike — but it’s a Canadian materials company, not the rebranded Facebook

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A sign of Meta, the new name for the company formerly known as Facebook, is seen at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, October 28, 2021. Carlos Barria | Reuters Meta Materials spiked late on Thursday, for the same reason......

Zuckerberg accused other tech firms of stifling innovation with high fees as he laid out plans for metaverse

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before the House Financial Services Committee on “An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors” in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC on......

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