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Tencent forms ‘extended reality’ unit as metaverse race gathers steam – sources

Tencent forms 'extended reality' unit as metaverse race gathers steam - sources

A logo of Tencent is seen at its booth at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 20 (Reuters) – China’s Tencent Holdings (0700.HK) announced to its staff on Monday the official …

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Exxon exodus turns floating ‘cube’ into Internet meme

Exxon exodus turns floating 'cube' into Internet meme

HOUSTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil’s trophy US campus is becoming an Internet meme. The visually stunning complex, sometimes compared to Apple’s ring and Alphabet’s Googleplex campuses, opened in 2014 as Exxon stood atop of the global oil market. Its centerpiece is a giant cube that appears to float above the office and research …

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How Journalist Louis Theroux Became an Unlikely Internet Sensation With ‘Jiggle Jiggle’ Rap

How Journalist Louis Theroux Became an Unlikely Internet Sensation With 'Jiggle Jiggle' Rap

Trends come and go on the internet, and the latest one which has got the netizens all pumped up is a rap mix, Jiggle Jiggle. Louis Theroux, a 52-year-old British American documentary filmmaker is behind the creation of this viral rap. Being the son of American author Paul Theroux and a cousin of the actor …

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At avatar fashion store, Meta to sell virtual clothes for real money

At avatar fashion store, Meta to sell virtual clothes for real money

A logo of Meta Platforms Inc. is seen at its booth, at the Viva Technology conference dedicated to innovation and startups, at Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris, France June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 17 (Reuters) – Facebook owner Meta Platforms (META.O) is launching …

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Virtual reality makes Metro Detroit hospice patients’ dreams come true

Virtual reality makes Metro Detroit hospice patients' dreams come true

Hospice patients take trips around the world through VR Lily Hospice in Troy is using virtual reality to let patients experience places they would like to visit. Whether it’s swimming with dolphins or going to a concert, or maybe a trip down memory lane to your childhood home, they can do it all. TROY, Mich. …

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911, phone lines, internet were down for a part of Arizona; authorities say a man died because of it

911, phone lines, internet were down for a part of Arizona;  authorities say a man died because of it

911, phone lines, internet were down for a part of Arizona; authorities say a man died because of it For those living in St. Johns, Eager, Springerville, Pinetop, Lakeside and Concho, they had a brief communications outage impacting the 911 service, and authorities say a man died because of this. When you dial 911, you …

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911, phone lines, internet were down for a part of Arizona; authorities say a man died because of it

911, phone lines, internet were down for a part of Arizona;  authorities say a man died because of it

911, phone lines, internet were down for a part of Arizona; authorities say a man died because of it For those living in St. Johns, Eager, Springerville, Pinetop, Lakeside and Concho, they had a brief communications outage impacting the 911 service, and authorities say a man died because of this. When you dial 911, you …

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Exclusive: Google, Facebook, Twitter to tackle deepfakes or risk EU fines – document

Exclusive: Google, Facebook, Twitter to tackle deepfakes or risk EU fines - document

BRUSSELS, June 13 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc unites Google (GOOGL.O), Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc(TWTR.N) and other tech companies will have to take measures to counter deepfakes and fake accounts on their platforms or risk hefty fines under an updated European Union code of practice, according to an EU document seen by Reuters. The European Commission …

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US joins 55 nations to set new global rules for the internet

US joins 55 nations to set new global rules for the internet

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) – The United States and 55 other nations on Thursday signed a political commitment to push rules for the internet that are underpinned by democratic values, at a time when the US has accused Russia of wielding internet disruptions as apart of its escalating attacks on Ukraine. The commitment, called the …

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Microsoft seeks to dodge EU cloud computing probe with changes

Microsoft seeks to dodge EU cloud computing probe with changes

BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – Microsoft (MSFT.O) will revise its licensing deals and make it easier for cloud service providers to compete, its president Brad Smith said on Wednesday, as the US software giant sought to dodge a lengthy EU antitrust probe into its cloud computing business. Microsoft was fined 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) …

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