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Google

Google to upgrade Nest smart home device to Fuchsia OS: Learn more

Tech giant Google is reportedly planning to upgrade its Nest speakers to ‘fuchsia’, which could launch next year. “Fuchsia” is an operating system developed by Google. Fuchsia is based on a unique kernel called Zircon, unlike Google’s Linux-based operating systems such as Chrome OS and Android. As 9to5Google reports , a new prototype device called …

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Zoom, video chat, conference

Zoom Events for Virtual Hybrid Conferences Launched in India: Details here

Video conferencing platform Zoom on Wednesday announced the availability of Zoom Events, an all-in-one platform that can create immersive and engaging virtual experiences for Indian users. The company said Zoom Events combines the reliability and scalability of Zoom webinars, Zoom Meetings and Team Chat in one comprehensive solution for event organizers with the ability to …

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Meta launches ad campaign against Apple’s iMessage to promote Whatsapp

Meta has launched a new ad campaign targeting Apple’s iMessage platform. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Meta, has unveiled a campaign criticizing Apple for only providing end-to-end encryption for iMessage and not for regular SMS communications. In an Instagram post, Zuckerberg posted a photo of the new ad playing at Penn Station in New …

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social media

Social media influencers are eyeing long-term gains from a hub’s list of dos and don’ts

As the center prepares a list of dos and don’ts for social media influencers, a thriving community of individuals and companies is pondering the challenges of a more regulated future — and it’s not all bad. So whether it’s podcast host Vedant Kaushik or marketing agency Pulp Strategy — two ends of the spectrum of …

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Meta Platforms

Vivek Sharma, Meta’s VP of ‘Horizon VR’, is leaving the company after six years

Vivek Sharma, India-born vice president of virtual reality (VR) social media platform Meta’s Horizon, is leaving the company as Mark Zuckerberg doubles down on his $10 billion metaverse dream. Sharma’s team will now report to Vishal Shah, Meta’s vice president of metaverse, the media reported. Sharma has been with Meta for six years. “We are …

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Metaverse

The Metaverse isn’t here yet, but it already has a long history

PRI ESPL INT .SANFRANCISCO FES11 METAVERSE The metaverse isn’t here yet, but it already has a long history Tom Boellstorff, University of California San Francisco, August 15 (The Conversation) Nattie’s metaverse romance began with anonymous texting. At first, C only admitted to living in a nearby town. Nattie eventually learned that Clem was a man …

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Instagram asks some users about their race, ethnicity to ‘understand’

In order to better understand how different groups experience Instagram, the photo-sharing platform owned by Meta is starting to ask some users about their race and ethnicity. The company said that if they don’t know people’s race or ethnicity, they will be limited in judging how their products affect different communities. “To better understand the …

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Microsoft

Microsoft is likely to introduce Windows 12 in 2024, it may see a rebranding

Tech giant Microsoft is likely changing the way it releases major versions of Windows again, which could mean the company could release Windows 12 in 2024. Microsoft is moving back to a three-year release cycle for Windows, which means the next major version of Windows is now available in 2024. It’s another big change in …

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