Internet

Meta tests sale of virtual goods in metaverse

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, will give content creators the opportunity to sell virtual items to users in Horizon Worlds, its main platform in the metaverse, the company said Monday.

Business

Indonesia tech giant GoTo soars on market debut

Indonesia's biggest tech firm soared on its market debut Monday after a billion-dollar IPO that was the world's fifth-biggest this year, defying recent heavy weather for Asian tech stocks.

Automotive

UK's Bentley pouring billions into electric car overhaul

Luxury automaker Bentley said Wednesday it is pouring billions into upgrading manufacturing to accelerate its electric vehicle development plan, joining other auto brands shifting away from gasoline engines.

Automotive

Toyota overtakes GM to lead US auto sales for 2021

Japanese carmaker Toyota led US automobile sales in 2021, according to figures released Tuesday, overtaking General Motors for the first time as a shortage of semiconductors roils the car industry.

Business

Omicron threatens tech's big return to in-person megaconference

Several major companies as of Wednesday have cancelled or will limit their attendance to the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)—the tech industry's annual mass-gathering in Las Vegas—due to Covid-19 variant Omicron's ...

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