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What Is the Metaverse and Why Is Facebook so Interested in It?

Mark Zuckerberg wants to transform his social networking company into one made for the "metaverse." It's a concept in which the physical world, along with the virtual and augmented ones come together. Facebook is looking to make a significant investment in the space, and it's not the only one. Learn more about the metaverse, what Zuckerberg sees in it, and what other companies like Epic Games, Minecraft and Roblox have done already.

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What Is the Metaverse and Why Is Facebook so Interested in It?
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    Mark Zuckerberg is betting Facebook’s future on the metaverse

    Mark Zuckerberg is betting Facebook’s future on the metaverse

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    The Verge

    As June came to an end, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told his employees about an ambitious new initiative. The future of the company would go far beyond its current project of building a set of connected social apps and some hardware to support them. Instead, he said, Facebook would strive to build …

    Zuckerberg wants Facebook to become online 'metaverse'

    Zuckerberg wants Facebook to become online 'metaverse'

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    BBC News

    Mark Zuckerberg has laid out his vision to transform Facebook from a social media network into a “metaverse company” in the next five years. A metaverse is an online world where people can game, work and communicate in a virtual environment, often using VR headsets. The Facebook CEO described it as …

    Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

    Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

    Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual-reality headset maker. Now we learn why: The social network wants to build the first billion-person game. A few months ago, jaws dropped as Facebook shelled out $2 billion to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual-reality headset company started on Kickstarter. Nobody …

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    How Tech Companies Like Facebook Plan to Leverage the Metaverse

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