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    Thai Locals Suffer Hearing Loss Fever after eating Raw Pork | GMT

      101 Isaan locals suffer hearing loss fever after eating raw pork. Thailand is 1 billion baht short for World Cup 2022 broadcasting license. Failed 14 million baht temple lighting system may quash UNESCO nomination. Two Thai airlines are among the Top 10 most timely in the world. Meta to let go 11,000 employees as Zuckerberg admits he got company…

  • Hot News

    Meta to let go 11,000 employees as Zuckerberg admits he got company projections wrong

    Facebook’s parent company Meta is laying off 11,000 of its employees in what is one of the largest workforce cuts this year in the United States. A weak advertising market and soaring costs have been attributed to the 13% cut in the company’s workforce. But, Meta is just one of the major tech companies to conduct such cuts, joining Elon…

  • Thailand

    Explore Thailand through augmented reality

    “Rediscover Thailand” is a brand new augmented reality (AR) experience launched jointly by Meta and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). The TAT believes the innovative technology will inspire tourists to pursue meaningful and sustainable travel in the future. The AR experience highlights some of Thailand’s key tourist attractions and natural wonders as well as unique cultural experiences such as…

  • Technology

    Twitter, Instagram, Facebook all see hiccups

    Social media has always been a crapshoot of information, updates from friends, conspiracy theories, racism and hate speech, and photos of your favourite holidays and foods. But recently, platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook themselves have become a part of the hot mess that they contain. Elon Musk bought Twitter and is publicly arguing with horror author Stephen King over…

  • World

    Secrets of Silicon Valley’s underground Mercedes

    California cops are investigating why a person or person unknown buried a Mercedes stuffed full of unused bags of cement in the yard of a US$ 15 million (570 million baht) home in the 1990s. The car was discovered Thursday morning by gardeners in the affluent town of Atherton about 30 miles south of San Francisco, with unused bags of…

  • Songkran

    Have a virtual water fight on Facebook or Instagram this Songkran

    Everyone is disappointed that water splashing is banned for yet another year this Songkran (officially). Instead, Meta invites you to have a virtual water fight with your loved ones on Facebook and Instagram using an augmented reality effect called “Songkran Together”. The director of Facebook Thailand says the aim is to encourage Thais to celebrate the New Year with their…

  • Business

    Meta bans Myanmar military-owned telco from Facebook

    Myanmar’s military junta chief has woken up to find his partly-owned telecom company Mytel being barred from Facebook as Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s new company umbrella, is pulling the plug on business related to the Tatmadaw, the Burmese military. Facebook has nearly 29 million users in Myanmar, in a country with a population of 54 million. Mytel is on of…

  • Myanmar

    Meta removes Myanmar military businesses from its Facebook following lawsuit

    Myanmar military junta chief Min Aung Hlaing yesterday woke up to see his partly-owned telecom company Mytel being removed from Facebook as Meta started to ban businesses related to Tatmadaw, also known as the military, from functioning on its platform. The move came just hours after lawyers from the US and the UK launched a $150 billion lawsuit on behalf…

  • Technology

    Facebook facial recognition system being ditched amid growing privacy concerns

    Facebook is getting rid of its facial recognition system, which currently identifies and suggests tagging of individuals in photos and videos. The company’s vice-president of artificial intelligence, Jerome Pesenti, says the technology is being ditched due to uncertainty over its use. “Regulators are still in the process of providing a clear set of rules governing its use. Amid this ongoing…

  • Technology

    Meet Meta, the newly rebranded parent company of Facebook

    Don’t forget to like our posts and follow us on Facebook, er, Meta! Facebook, the social network recently under fire for knowingly ignoring the harm their algorithms were doing, has announced a parent company rebrand to their new name: Meta. Founder Mark Zuckerberg says the name change is to represent a move beyond the social network to a virtual reality…