#Facebook name change

Washington Post

Facebook is changing its name to Meta as it focuses on the virtual world

Facebook changed its corporate name to Meta on Thursday, moving aggressively to distance itself from a social-media business embroiled in crisis and rebrand itself as a forward-looking creator of a new digital world known as the “metaverse.”. In a 75-minute online presentation, CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged users to adjust their...
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Facebook changes company name to Meta

Facebook on Thursday announced that it has changed its company name to Meta. The name change, which was announced at the Facebook Connect augmented and virtual reality conference, reflects the company's growing ambitions beyond social media. The re-branding also comes after the company has dealt with a barrage of news...
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Facebook to change corporate name to Meta

Company executives knew the platform helped spread misinformation founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that the corporate name of the social media platform will change to "Meta," to emphasize its "metaverse" vision. The flagship social network will keep its name. "From now on we are going to be Metaverse first, not...
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ABC7 Chicago

Facebook changes company name to Meta

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta in an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future - what Zuckerberg calls the " metaverse." Skeptics point out that it also appears to be an attempt to change the subject from the...
MacRumors Forums

Facebook Changes Its Name to 'Meta'

Facebook today held a live event to talk about the "metaverse," aka the virtual and augmented reality evolution of social technology in the future, and as part of the presentation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new name for the company. Going forward, Facebook the company will be known as...

A Facebook name change could be a great idea — or a terrible one. Just look at Google, Apple and more

For almost two decades, Facebook's name has been virtually synonymous with social media. That might not be so good for the tech behemoth anymore. Facebook is reportedly planning to change its corporate name, according to a Tuesday evening report from The Verge. That rebranding would include the creation of a new parent company: Facebook and its various social media apps, like Instagram and WhatsApp, would become subsidiaries.

Facebook is planning to change its name, report says

London (CNN Business) — Facebook is planning to rebrand itself with a new name focused on the metaverse, the Verge reported on Tuesday, as the tech giant comes under fire from regulators around the world over its business practices. The company plans to announce the new name next week, the...

Facebook Announces New Name: Meta

Facebook has changed its name to Meta, the social media giant announced at its annual conference on augmented reality and virtual reality technology Thursday. Facebook’s new name Meta is Greek for “beyond,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the event. He said the decision to rename Facebook was made to...
New York Post

A name change can’t erase the evil Facebook released

Mark Zuckerberg emerged from his walk-in T-shirt closet last week to make a stunning announcement: Facebook will be changing its name. And while we don’t yet know what the new name will be, I think I may be able to help here. How about this: Boomerware? Or in keeping with Silicon Valley’s penchant for trendy misspellings: LyfeSuck? Or instead of a name, there’s just the sound of Rome burning?
Fast Company

I’m a branding expert. Here’s what Facebook’s reported name change really signals

In 2019, Facebook launched an ambitious strategy to shift from one Facebook to two: facebook the app with its signature blue ‘f’ – and FACEBOOK the company, with a fresh all-caps identity spread across its Instagram, Oculus, and WhatsApp platforms. The company’s message to the world, and to Wall Street in particular, was that there is more to FACEBOOK the company than facebook the app. This week’s announcement that the corporate name is changing suggests that the world didn’t buy it.

Facebook: AOC blasts ‘cancer’ site as it changes name to Meta

Twitter users were quick to ridicule Facebook for changing its corporate name to Meta following a tidal wave of criticism and scandalous revelations, with progressive lawmaker Alexandria -Ocasio Cortez leading the charge.The New York Democratic representative tweeted: “Meta as in ‘we are a cancer to democracy metastasizing into a global surveillance and propaganda machine for boosting authoritarian regimes and destroying civil society… for profit!’”“Facebook just changed their name to META. Honestly this is insane news,” one Twitter user wrote. Another added that Mark Zuckerbeg had “a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s on the bookshelf as he announces Facebook’s rebrand...