JUST IN: After 17 years, CEO Mark Zuckerberg renames Facebook as ‘Meta’

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference announced the rebrand of Facebook as ‘Meta’. The tech giant said the change would bring together its different apps and technologies under one new brand. It would not change its corporate structure and the new name reflects its focus on building the metaverse. […]

Can Facebook’s $1 bn gamble help it regain lost cool?

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Paris, July 23 (AFP/APP):Like internet personalities the world over, Kenyan TikTok comedian Mark Mwas was intrigued when Facebook announced a $1 billion plan to pay content creators like him. But the 25-year-old, whose following surged past 160,000 as entertainment-starved Kenyans flocked to the app during the pandemic, is sceptical that fans would follow him to […]