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Meta rolls out updated 3D avatars across Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram Stories in the US, Canada, and Mexico (Kim Lyons/The Verge)

Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Meta rolls out updated 3D avatars across Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram Stories in the US, Canada, and Mexico  —  It’s a step toward the company’s concept of the metaverse  —  Facebook parent company Meta is introducing 3D avatars to Instagram Stories and direct messages and updating … … […]

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European smartphone sales rose 8% YoY in 2021; Samsung led with a 32% share, Apple had 26%, Xiaomi had 20%, and Oppo had 8%; Huawei dropped from 4th to 8th (Jan Stryjak/Counterpoint Research)

Jan Stryjak / Counterpoint Research:
European smartphone sales rose 8% YoY in 2021; Samsung led with a 32% share, Apple had 26%, Xiaomi had 20%, and Oppo had 8%; Huawei dropped from 4th to 8th  —  London, Boston, Toronto, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – January 31, 2022  —  2021 was another a rollercoaster year for the European smartphone market. … […]