Apple’s iPhone successor comes into focus

Apple’s iPhone successor comes into focus

If you thought the fuss about Facebook, virtual reality and the meta-verse was a lot, wait until next year. Apple is expected in 2022 to unveil something that gets at least as much attention: a head-mounted device that has the potential to become the second-largest thing after the iPhone. Meta Platforms, as Facebook’s parent is … Read more

Markets end downward week as technology stocks fall, Omicron weighs the markets

Markets end downward week as technology stocks fall, Omicron weighs the markets

Markets ended a tumultuous week in an ominous tone, with a broad sell-off of the technology sector sending major US stock indices significantly lower and government interest rates falling at a pace not seen since some of the worst days of the pandemic last year. After a relatively calm stretch across financial markets, investors have … Read more

Parliamentary panel proposes to ban WhatsApp, Facebook instead of shutting down the Internet

Parliamentary panel proposes to ban WhatsApp, Facebook instead of shutting down the Internet

Parliamentary panel studying internet shutdowns in India suggested that the government selectively explore banning Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram instead of banning the internet as a whole. The Standing Committee on Communications and IT, chaired by senior congresswoman Shashi Tharoor, presented a report on Wednesday on the temporary suspension of rules for telecommunications services (public emergency … Read more

Facebook, Roblox See ‘Metaverset’ as the key to the next phase of the Internet

Facebook, Roblox See ‘Metaverset’ as the key to the next phase of the Internet

A new battle between technology and industry is taking shape over the “metaverse” as companies like Facebook Inc. and Roblox Corp. working to shape a virtual world that most consumers do not yet know exists. The metaverse concept, rooted in science fiction novels like “Snow Crash” and “Ready Player One,” encompasses a vast online world … Read more

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg named in suit of Washington, DC, Attorney General

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg named in suit of Washington, DC, Attorney General

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Attorney General seeks to hold Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally liable in a lawsuit stemming from the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal in what the district said was a new lawsuit against the social media giant. Attorney General Karl Racine said Wednesday that he submitted a proposal to add Mr. … Read more

Three cryptocurrencies and stocks to see in 2022

Three cryptocurrencies and stocks to see in 2022

Text size Dreamstime A few major crypto themes are popping up for 2022, including blockchain-based metaverse games and “super-apps” for trading and lending digital assets. More regulation is also likely as the government aims to raise tax revenues from crypto, treat “stablecoin” issuers like banks and develop rules for issuing tokens. “Although 2021 was a … Read more

Omicron shows that we have a ‘long journey back’ in a pandemic: Dominic Perrottet

Omicron shows that we have a ‘long journey back’ in a pandemic: Dominic Perrottet

The emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is a reminder that there is a “long journey left” in the pandemic, according to NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet. “We have had 15 people from South Africa or one of the related countries flying in last night, on these flights two have been tested positive for COVID,” … Read more

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