Meta: Facebook’s high-stakes bet to save itself

Agence France Presse 10/30/2021

WASHINGTON — Facebook’s name change offers a convenient diversion as scandal plagues the platform, but the new handle is also key to the firm’s costly effort to save itself from very real threats, experts said. Jokes and vitriol poured…

Facebook to be called Meta in line with its ‘metaverse’ vision

Reuters 10/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Facebook Inc is now called Meta, the company said Thursday, in a rebrand that is anchored on its ambitions of building the “metaverse,” a shared virtual environment that it bets will be the…

Facebook shifting to virtual reality version of internet

Agence France Presse 10/19/2021

PARIS—Facebook on Monday announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union (EU) to build the “metaverse,” a virtual reality version of the internet that the tech giant sees as the future. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg…

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by global outage

Reuters 10/05/2021

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp went offline for users across the globe, the social media giant said on Monday, as it worked on restoring the services after being hit by one of its longest outages. The disruption, which…

Magsayo, Tepora end alarming rift via video call

Glendale G. Rosal 09/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The alarming rift between reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) international featherweight champion Mark “Magnifico”  Magsayo and former WBA interim world featherweight king Jhack “El Kapitan” Tepora – two of the country’s most feared…

Donaire hits Casimero for spreading fake news, refusing to fight

Glendale G. Rosal 09/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world bantamweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. took to social media anew to debunk WBO world bantamweight champion Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero’s latest tirades against him.…

Fernandez names possible killers in FB post, police form SITG

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City police will be forming a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) to focus on the killing of Cebuano lawyer Rex Jesus Fernandez including interrogating at least four individuals that the victim…

Kris Aquino is in love and this time she’s keeping it private

Doris Mondragon 08/11/2021

Is Kris Aquino in love? In her social media posts (Facebook and Instagram), the ‘Queen of All Media’ shares a birthday greeting for someone she considers “special” to her heart.  Aquino described this special person in the caption…

Woman accused of not paying balance of food package files complaint, ‘online seller’ seeks Tulfo’s help

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The woman who went viral after an online seller accused her of not paying the balance of the food package she ordered has reportedly filed a complaint for alarm and scandal against the…

Facebook apologizes to Mandaue City gov’t for ‘half mast’ translation mistake

Immae Lachica and Mary Rose Sagarino 06/26/2021

  MANDAUE CITY,  Philippines — Facebook has issued an apology to the Mandaue City government on Saturday, June 26, 2021, for the mistranslation of the word “half-mast” in a caption of a Facebook live of the Mandaue…

Jailed ‘drug lord’ probed for threats against police chief, his family

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A “drug lord”, who is in the Cebu City Jail, is being investigated after he allegedly threatened the  police chief of the Integrity Monitoring and Enhancement Group Visayas Field Unit (IMEG-VFU). Police Major…

How to pass the Gen Z vibe check

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 04/23/2021

Born in the age of modern technology, Gen Z-ers and the teenagers of 2021 have rightfully taken over the social media world — introducing new trends, a culture, and a dominance of new hip terms. Now that…

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