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Mark Zuckerberg’s grand vision for an online existence has been laughed off as a corporate folly. Meanwhile, those still existing happily on a virtual world launched 20 years ago may be wondering what all the fuss is about …
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is the creator of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac line of computers and notebooks, to name just a few of its iconic products. It enters an arena dominated by Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META), which became synonymous with virtual reality when the company changed its name from Facebook in 2021. The social media giant has been focused heavily on developing virtual worlds, often referred to as metaverses.
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Apple is distancing its Vision Pro from the rest of the VR/AR headset pack, but it can't escape what the device is.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -Facebook owner Meta Platforms on Thursday gave employees a sneak peek at a series of AI tools it was building, including ChatGPT-like chatbots planned for Messenger and WhatsApp that could converse using different personas. Company executives speaking at an all-hands meeting also demonstrated a coming Instagram feature that could modify user photos via text prompts and another that could create emoji stickers for messaging services, according to a summary of the session provided by a Meta spokesperson. The showcase provided the first concrete indications of how the social media giant is planning to make its own generative AI tools available to its 3.8 billion monthly users, months after competitors like Google, Microsoft and Snapchat announced a rush of launches of such tools in their products.
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Recent technological advances shed light on virtual reality (VR) in recent months, making it an industry worth keeping a close eye on. Meta Platforms and Sony have dominated the VR space with their respective headsets for years. Meta has pivoted its business almost completely toward VR development and the metaverse.
The term -- and the concept behind it -- came from Neal Stephenson's 1992 sci-fi bestseller Snow Crash, but it only gained more mainstream attention over the past few years as more advanced virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headsets hit the market. The bulls believe the metaverse will eventually blur the lines between the physical and digital worlds by enhancing real-world environments with digital overlays, virtually transporting people to both imaginary places and digital twins of real-world locations, and enabling people to remotely interact with each other without PCs or smartphones. It could also revolutionize video games by replacing monitors, TVs, consoles, and controllers with mixed-reality headsets.
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From Google Glass to Magic Leap to Meta's Oculus division, tens of billions of dollars have gone into building computing goggles, with minimal returns to show for it. After Facebook changed its name to Meta (NASDAQ: META) in 2021 and said it was investing at least $10 billion a year into building AR and VR products, industry hype went into overdrive and the term "metaverse" became a household name. Apple revealed its Vision Pro augmented reality device to the world this week, which looks like sleek skiing or snorkeling goggles.
Second, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) said it was working with Unity to develop mixed-reality apps for its new Vision Pro headset during its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5. Is it the right time to buy Unity as a turnaround play, or is it too late to hop on the bandwagon? Its revenue rose 43% in 2020, climbed 44% in 2021, and management claimed the company could maintain an annual growth rate of 30% over the "long term."
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -EU industry chief Thierry Breton will meet Meta Platforms Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on June 23 and demand that he act immediately to tackle content targeting children, as Meta's voluntary child protection code seemed not to be working. Social media platforms such as Meta's Instagram, ByteDance's TikTok, Snap's Snapchat and Alphabet's YouTube have stirred concerns among regulators and users over content targeted at young children.
The Stanford Internet Observatory documented how a web of social media accounts advertises and distributes abuse materials