Oct 29, 2021, 11:02AM ISTSource: TOI.in
Facebook Inc is now called Meta, the company said on Thursday, in a rebrand that focuses on building the “metaverse,” a shared virtual environment that it bets will be the successor to the mobile internet. The name change comes as the world’s largest social media company battles criticisms from lawmakers and regulators over its market power, algorithmic decisions and the policing of abuses on its services. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, spoke at the company’s live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference. The new name reflected its work investing in the metaverse, rather than its namesake social media service.