16 Feb 2022

Meta Announces New Mission Statement as it Looks Towards the Metaverse Future

It’s the dawn of a new era at the company formerly known as Facebook, and to truly establish its evolution into ‘Meta’, CEO Mark Zuckerberg today held an all-staff meeting to announce Meta’s updated values, in line with its new more forward-looking focus. The company’s value statements have been a key

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16 Feb 2022

Facebook continues all in strategy for metaverse

At an all-hands internal meeting at Meta, founder Mark Zuckerberg encouraged employees to be all-in on the metaverse and focus on long-term disruption even if the results won’t be realized for years. ” Zuckerberg said Meta was now “a metaverse company, building the future of social connection” rather than primarily a

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15 Feb 2022

A whole new world: Education meets the metaverse

The metaverse is upon us. Soon it will be as omnipresent as TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook (now Meta). As technology advances to bring us new immersive and imaginary worlds, how we educate children and prepare teachers must also advance to meet these new opportunities. When education lags the digital leaps,

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14 Feb 2022

The risks and rewards of investing in the metaverse real estate boom

There’s a land rush happening — and it’s not in New York City or Beverly Hills. Early speculators, professional real estate agents, and celebrities are buying up land that doesn’t even exist in the real world. They are investing in metaverse real estate, a concept mind-boggling to most people. So,

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14 Feb 2022

Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse will require computing tech no one knows how to build

The technology necessary to power the metaverse doesn’t exist. It will not exist next year. It will not exist in 2026. The technology might not exist in 2032, though it’s likely we will have a few ideas as to how we might eventually design and manufacture chips that could turn Mark

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11 Feb 2022

3 views: Is the metaverse for work or play?

The widespread success of platforms ranging from Second Life to Roblox shows that people are open to virtual worlds where they can socialize, play games, exchange information, and share some laughs. More recently, the rise of virtual HQs, Meta’s investment in interactive social software, and a handful of acquisitions by

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11 Feb 2022

McDonald’s has filed a trademark for a restaurant in the metaverse that will actually deliver food to your home

McDonald’s has filed a series of trademarks for a virtual restaurant that will deliver food online and in person. The fast-food chain joins a long list of other companies who have announced plans to cash in on Web3, including the metaverse. The company filed 10 trademark applications to the US Patent and

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09 Feb 2022

Shiba Inu Enters the Metaverse With ‘Shiba Lands’, LEASH Rockets 40%

Developers behind popular memecoin Shiba Inu said the protocol would soon offer plots of virtual lands in an upcoming, yet-unnamed metaverse, causing prices of ecosystem tokens like SHIB and LEASH to jump as much as 40%. Metaverses generally describe a virtual world in which people can interact as they do in

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08 Feb 2022

Samsung’s next Unpacked keynote comes to the metaverse

Electronics giant Samsung announced that its upcoming Unpacked event, to be aired this Wednesday, will be accessible in both virtual reality and actual reality. Metaverse-minded fans can watch the event at 837X, a recreation of Samsung’s flagship New York City store location, recreated within virtual reality platform Decentraland. What makes Samsung’s

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08 Feb 2022

The metaverse is a new word for an old idea

I have spent a lot of my career, both in Silicon Valley and beyond, insisting that all our technologies have histories and even pre-histories, and that far from being neat and tidy, those stories are in fact messy, contested, and conflicted, with competing narrators and meanings. The metaverse, which graduated from

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