NBA basketball and Meta create new VR experience on Horizon Worlds

Basketball’s NBA and Meta have announced a multiyear partnership that will feature a new virtual reality experience for fans through Meta Horizon Worlds via Meta Quest, the official VR headset of the NBA and WNBA. The NBA Arena in Horizon Worlds will feature live NBA League Pass games in virtual reality throughout the season. The […]

Big Tech Q3 results rattle markets and raise fears for wider TMT sector

After a week of generally lacklustre results from TMT firms, Q3, 2022 reports from Alphabet, Meta and Microsoft confirmed that the global economy is on a rocky road. Microsoft reported revenues of $50.1bn for the quarter. Although this was up 11% year on year, the financial markets reacted badly because it is Microsoft’s slowest level […]

Meta to ‘co-create experiences’ with NBCU’s Dreamworks, Blumhouse & more

A year ago, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his annual Connect event to rename Facebook as Meta and go all-in on the metaverse. Since then, the wider entertainment industry has spent many hours debating what the metaverse really is, when it will arrive and what it all means for gamers and content creators. Roll forward […]

Mark Zuckerburg confirms Meta’s next VR headset will launch in October

Facebook owner Meta will launch its next VR headset in October. The company has seen huge success with the Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2) standalone VR headset which combined aggressive pricing, low technical requirements and a wide platform of apps and games to sell more than 14.8 million units since launching in late 2020. […]

Facebook Watch app discontinued on Apple TV

Facebook Watch has reportedly been discontinued on Apple’s TV OS. According to 9to5Mac, Apple TV users no longer have access to Facebook’s dedicated video platform with the app being shut down by Facebook with its most recent update. The report notes that the app is still available on the App Store, but users are encountered […]

Meta takes Portal to the board room and scraps consumer product line

Meta’s Portal brand is set to be discontinued as a consumer product brand. According to The Information and confirmed by The Verge, the Facebook-owner plans to move the focus of the brand away from video calling tech to a more corporate-oriented business with a focus on conference calling. The Portal product line debuted in 2018 […]

Ofcom hires Meta misinformation chief to oversee online safety

UK media and telecoms regulator Ofcom has hired Meta’s EMEA misinformation policy chief to oversee its online safety policy when the government gives it the power to regulate this area. Jessica Zucker previously headed Meta/Facebook’s minsinformation policy team in EMEA as as acting as the company’s global health misinformation lead during the pandemic. With the […]