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Tech Roundup - 4th November 2022

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 month ago

​​VANRATH rounds up the trending tech news stories this week

Billions being spent in metaverse land grab

Nearly $2bn (£1.75bn) has been spent on virtual land in the past 12 months, as people and companies race to get a foothold in the metaverse, research shows.

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WhatsApp update adds new features for groups from today

Meta says the new communities feature coming to WhatsApp has been made with neighbourhoods, workplace teams and parents at the same school in mind.

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Stripe to lay off 14% of its global workforce

The Limerick brothers said the job losses will bring the numbers employed by the company back to 7,000 from around 8,000 currently.

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Barely anyone is using Windows 11 still

Windows 11 is only being used by 15% of PCs, new figures say

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TikTok says staff in China have access to European user data

Other countries in which some TikTok staff have access to European user data include Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines.

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