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Meta Rolls Out Ray-Ban Smart Glasses

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Ridgewood NJ, Meta has rolled out multimodal AI to its RayBan Meta Smart Glasses, allowing users to process photos, audio, and text through voice commands for tasks like identification and translation, although the AI’s capabilities are limited and sometimes inaccurate.

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2023 the Death of Internet Censorship

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Ridgewood NJ, the landscape of content moderation underwent significant changes in 2023, signaling the evolving dynamics of online platforms. Twitter, particularly under the influence of Elon Musk, broke content moderation norms, foreshadowing broader shifts in the industry. Major tech companies, including Meta Platforms Inc., Google, Amazon.com Inc., and Microsoft Corp., downsized their workforces amid economic challenges, impacting content moderation (Censorship) efforts. The trend toward utilizing artificial intelligence for moderation increased, with companies like Meta and Twitter embracing AI solutions.

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WhatsApp back online after global outage

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Ridgewood NJ, WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook parent Meta, suffered a global outage on Tuesday. Problems were first detected around 3:17 a.m. ET, according to Downdetector.com, which monitors outages across internet services. Normal service on WhatsApp had appeared to be restored at around 5 a.m. ET.

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Facebook Cuts Back on Hiring and Threaten to Let Go Underperformers

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Ridgewood NJ, Mark Zuckerberg warns staff Facebook will be ‘turning up the heat’ to weed out underperformers: ‘You might decide this place isn’t for you, and that’s OK with me’. Meta (Facebook)  is cutting back on hiring as slow growth and macroeconomic headwinds push the company to downgrade its economic outlook. It will hire 30% fewer engineers this year than planned. The company will also start weeding out staff who are unable to meet certain KPIs. Meta ended the first quarter of 2022 with 28% more full-time employees than it had a year earlier. It started a hiring freeze in May as user growth and ad revenue started decreasing. Continue reading Facebook Cuts Back on Hiring and Threaten to Let Go Underperformers

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Stepping Down

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Ridgewood NJ, Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down from her role as Chief Operating Officer at Meta. Sandberg joined Facebook in 2008 and helped turn the company into an advertising juggernaut. Javier Olivan will take over as COO this fall. Sandberg will now be able to focus more on her philanthropic work. She will continue to serve on Meta’s board of directors.

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Facebook Officially Becomes Fakebook

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Ridgewood NJ, Facebook employees, who have been colloquially known as ‘Facebookers’, will now be known as ‘Metamates’. Zuckerberg tells Facebook employees they are now ‘Metamates’ .The change comes after an all-hands meeting detailing the company’s new direction. Facebook is not the only company that uses these types of phrases to refer to its employees. The new nickname for workers comes with new company values such as being direct and respectful of colleagues.

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Congressional Candidate Says Facebook Censorship is Causing the Company to lose Subscribers

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Ridgewood NJ, for the first time in its 18-year history, Facebook lost close to 500,000 subscribers over the last three months. As a result, the parent company’s stock, Meta, plummeted 26%, shaving more than $220 billion of its value. That’s more than one-fifth of a TRILLION dollars lost in one day. This freefall comes on the heels of Facebook blocking US Trucker’s from their social media site for allegedly violating established policies. Watch out. US Truckers are now organizing a convoy to Washington, DC, similar to the movement sweeping across Canada. Some people speculate that limbo music might be in order for the newly named Meta stock: “How long can you go?”

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