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04:28 min | Last week

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"Meta formerly Facebook has spent the last several months trying to sell its vision for the metaverse. But an important piece of that puzzle is making sure it has the right headsets to make that a reality. This week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, demoed several new prototype headsets designed to offer a better images and capabilities. So could these products bring the company one step closer to realizing its vision for the metaverse? I'm a barrel. And this is your daily charge. I'm filling in for roger today, and I'm joined by CNET reporter queenie Wong. Welcome queenie. Thank you for having me. And I have to point out that we are in here in person, which I think is a fitting topic for this. It's metaverse be damned. We like having face to face interactions every now and then. So meta had several VR headsets that were that were demoed. These are prototypes, but turn out with one of them, which is called butterscotch. So tell us about butterscotch and this kind of seems like something that could be the next version of the quest two, someday replace it, tell us about what metas kind of hoping to bring with this prototype. So butterscotch is a research prototype headset, which means that it's not a product that's being shipped to consumers. It's basically used for research in the company, and the headset has a better image resolution than the quest two. So during a Zoom call with Mark Zuckerberg, which is kind of a weird thing to say. He showed this eye chart and they showed a comparison between the quest two and butterscotch and you could see the difference in clarity in terms of resolution..

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"queenie wong" Discussed on The 3:59

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04:19 min | 2 months ago

"queenie wong" Discussed on The 3:59

"Elon Musk didn't really like how Twitter was running, so he bought it. What does that mean for Twitter and its users? And this is your daily charge. With me to discuss this is seen at social media reporter queenie Wong, welcome queenie. Thank you for having me. It never ends for you. I know we've got Elon Musk now. Can we do an agreement with Twitter's board to acquire the company, break down the terms of the deal? So it basically is the deal that Elon had put on the table before it seemed like Twitter was going to fight it, which is that he would pay $54 in 20 cents, which initially people thought was a joke because it's a marijuana reference. Or each share of Twitter and that values the company at $44 billion. There's still a lot of unanswered unanswered questions after the deal, but the sense was that his offer was being taken more seriously because he had filed something with the SEC that said this is how I'm going to finance the deal. And so after that, I guess the board thought, okay, maybe he does actually have the money to sort of back this up. Yeah, and it's important to note that I mean, that's a premium to what Twitter was trading at, although I think Twitter was valued at a higher level previously. They go ahead. Yeah, they said it was at 38% premium over the price of the stock on April 1st when Elon had purchased or revealed he had purchased a 9% stake in the company. So stockholders will definitely be making money from this. And what does the deal close? So the press release said that the deal closed this year, but the sense is that it's probably going to close in 6 months, so and it also needs shareholder approval. So once that happens, things are going to be more finalized. You just never know. With Elon Musk, so I would say just hold on until it actually is super final. And now Musk has been an outspoken critic of Twitter, even as he's among the most prolific users, what changes are you expecting from Elon Musk? So Elon has tweeted and he's also given some public remarks in a TED Talk about things that he wants to change at Twitter. When the reasoning behind why he purchased Twitter is that he thinks that Twitter is now the de facto public town square and we need to safeguard free speech..

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"queenie wong" Discussed on The 3:59

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05:39 min | 2 months ago

"queenie wong" Discussed on The 3:59

"Ever since news hit that Elon Musk had taken a stake in Twitter, the updates and plot twists haven't stopped. After acquiring a 9.2% stake in the social media giant, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO then offered to buy the entire company. This has led to mixed and often intense reactions. So where do things stand now and what could come next? And why is Musk so interested in Twitter anyway? I'm a bar Al hiti, and this is your daily charge. I'm filling in for roger today, and I'm joined by CNET reporter queenie Wong. Welcome queenie. Thank you for having me. It has been quite the roller coaster watching Twitter and Elon Musk dished out. It really has and this situation kind of seems to change on a daily basis. So what's the latest on where things stand? So Twitter has said that they're currently evaluating masses offer. They've bought themselves more time by essentially making it more expensive to acquire the company by buying up more than 15% of the stake in Twitter. This is what is known as the poison pill defense. And there's reports that there's another bitter toma bravo, which is a private equity company that's also interested in purchasing Twitter. Elon Musk is always been a wild card. So who knows what this man will do next? Is the general sense that this poison pill will actually stop a takeover? So it makes it harder, but it doesn't make it impossible to take over the company. I mean, Elon Musk is the world's richest man as the last time I checked. I think he's worth like 260 something $1 billion. It's really rare for somebody to go over that 15% threshold and basically what happens when if a bitter goes over 15% is that there's additional shares that shareholders can buy at a discounted price. And so it just makes it more expensive for somebody to acquire more than a 15% stake in Twitter and it dilutes their stake in the company as well. And so you have to remember, even though understanding the stock structure of a company is really wonky, it is very important because when you buy stock in a company, it gives you certain voting rights. That influences the future of a company like Twitter. So what could Elon Musk taking over Twitter mean for both users and shareholders? It definitely puts more pressure on Twitter to make.

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02:31 min | 4 months ago

"queenie wong" Discussed on The 3:59

"Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sparked tons of misinformation. So what are social media companies doing about it? I'm roger Chang, and this is your daily charge. With me, CNET social media expert, queenie Wong. Welcome queenie. Thank you for having me. It's been quite a busy week. I'm sure it has busy two weeks. Busy two weeks since the fighting broke out last week. We've seen lots of misinformation spreads. How bad has it gotten? I mean, it's gone into kind of the point where you have to be very cautious, more than you had before. Of things either being posted because people are using old footage to misrepresent what's happening now. Or in some cases, Facebook has said that hackers have successfully broken into some Facebook accounts, they didn't specify who, but they mentioned the hackers were targeting targeting Ukrainian military and journalists. So there's kind of a twofold issue where it's not only information that maybe spread unintentionally, but information coming from maybe a legitimate sources that aren't actually legitimate because they've been hacked and then there's this whole issue of Russian state controlled media posting on Facebook and Instagram. Right, and that's sort of the crux of today's announcements from meta or formerly Facebook. What do they say today? The announcement was that they would begin demoting content from Facebook pages and Instagram accounts from Russian state controlled media. And it would make this content harder to find. They didn't give that many details in terms of what they meant by demotion, even though they're kind of asked this a couple of times during the press conference, the company has an algorithm that surfaces what you see on the news feed. So I'm assuming maybe it has something to do with what gets surface higher on the news feed. They didn't actually give any specifics, but then they also said that they will begin to demote posts with links to Russian state controlled media websites on Facebook and you would see the label that said this link is from a publisher, Facebook believes, may be partially.

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"queenie wong" Discussed on The 3:59

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05:42 min | 4 months ago

"queenie wong" Discussed on The 3:59

"Meta formerly Facebook has announced a new effort called project karaoke, which aims to make its artificial intelligence while more intelligent. How exactly will these smart assistants be used and what are some of the privacy concerns that could make users apprehensive? I'm a bar el Haiti, and this is your daily charge. I'm filling in for roger today, and I'm joined by CNET reporter queenie Wong. Welcome queenie. Thank you for having me. Project karaoke. There's not any singing involved. I have to say. It's really unfortunate because I was kind of hoping for that when I read the name. We'll try to find some fun in it though. What does meta plan to do with these smarter assistants? Where and how will they be used? So a lot of what Facebook or now meta talked about yesterday is sort of like their vision of what things could look like for the future. So this is all kind of research they've been doing and they continually try to improve AI because it's kind of the backbone of all of their products. And so one of the scenarios that was described during the event is improving these virtual assistants. So they understand sort of the context of where you're at. Maybe they see what you see. They might be able to hear what you hear because in the future, meta envisions us people having these augmented reality glasses where they could do everything from like buying directions and shop and so like an example they provided was you would ask an AI assistant using your AR glasses, what goes with these pants. And the assistant would know that your favorite color is red. Because of all the data, I guess it's collected about you or maybe you told the assistant that your favorite color is red. And they would be like, what about this red shirt? That would go well with your pants. So that's kind of the future. They've envisioned. And that's honestly a little creepy, concerning. I mean, the fact that this would know things like your favorite color and given Facebook's track record, there are going to be some privacy concerns here. So what are some of the issues that you foresee people having and how can meta ease those concerns? Yeah, I mean, it does your brain kind of goes back and forth with, is this actually cool or is this actually sort of creepy? Facebook has sort of had this reputation for their ads being a little bit too good. So you and I know that there's been this long-standing conspiracy theory that Facebook is listening in on your conversations. There's no evidence to point to that being true, but there has been instances where Facebook has said through their video chat device portal that they were using some of the data to improve the AI. And so I think the way that Facebook is trying to, or meta now, keep forgetting..

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"queenie wong" Discussed on The 3:59

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03:24 min | 7 months ago

"queenie wong" Discussed on The 3:59

"Facebook or as it's now known meta is working on a metaverse that you would visit in virtual reality. The VR exists now and it's full of toxic behavior. A roger Cheng, this is your daily charge. Joining me to discuss this is our social media reporter queenie Wong. Welcome query. Thank you for having me. So you've got a very insightful story looking at how meta has struggled with the issue of harassment in VR, basing some of this on disclosures made by whistleblower Francis Hogan. What did you find? My main takeaway having covered harassment in the social media space is if you thought reporting harassment was hard already, it's going to be even more complex and challenging in the VR environment. Because you're not only looking at a person's words, but you're looking at certain behaviors, you know, if somebody moves too close to you, if they're making sexual gestures, and if you look at VR games that are already out there, like echo VR and rec room, people are already complaining about harassment and toxic players. So this all sort of highlighted to me some of the challenges that meta is going to.

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"queenie wong" Discussed on The 3:59

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05:57 min | 9 months ago

"queenie wong" Discussed on The 3:59

"So you think you had a bad week. It probably wasn't as rough as facebook from a massive outage to congressional testimony from a facebook whistle blower everything. That's happened over the last few days. For the social media giant chang daily charge with us a recap the week's events is our facebook reporter queenie wong welcome queenie. Thank you for having me. It's been another hectic week for facebook. Thing get worse did actually get worse. And yes and the craziest kicked off. On sunday night where the facebook whistleblower frets haagen appear on sixty minutes. What does she say. So francis hogan revealed herself to be the facebook whistleblower and she used to work as a product manager at facebook on election interference and misinformation and her message was basically that while she was at facebook she saw a lot of conflicts of interest and the company was prioritizing. Its profit and growth over the safety of its users. And she's worked at other companies pinterest and google but facebook. She felt like the problem was much worse and she came to sort of like this realization that nobody outside of facebook knows this and so before she left she copied thousands of pages of internal facebook research documents to kind of basically ensure that if anyone serve questioned her on this they she would have proof and she filed complaints the sec basically saying that like facebook is misleading the public about what they say publicly versus what they know internally right we'll get back to hogan and a bit but the just the following day the four-wicket could even process all of this facebook suffered a massive outage and we talked about it earlier this week but i'm curious to facebook has offered anymore answers or insight into what happened in and how they're going to prevent this from happening again. Yeah so facebook. Usually doesn't give that many details after an outage This eh rarely does happen by this time. What was different than i saw was. They published actually two blog posts explaining the issue and they basically went into more detail. About how the outage happened. Which is when facebook engineers were doing this routine maintenance job and a command was issued broad systems to halt in there normally is some sort of tool that prevents us from happening with that head of bug and there was just sort of a cascade of problems that happened. That made it difficult for the engineers to fix the outage One of them was getting access to like physical access to the data centers. And the fact that their internal tools Weren't working so that was a big headache for facebook. Employees it basically was as instagram. Ceo had said on twitter because facebook was working on that. It's kind of a snow day for the company 'cause employees had a hard time doing their jobs. The site was offline for six hours. They had trouble fixing the issue and the other big issue is that you know..

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"queenie wong" Discussed on The 3:59

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02:57 min | 9 months ago

"queenie wong" Discussed on The 3:59

"Facebook is no stranger to regulatory scrutiny. Under the microscope again this time over the potential mental health impact. It's platforms including instagram. Have on children gordon chang. The we charge me as social me. Reporter queenie wong welcome queenie. Thank you for having me. It's been quite another hectic week for facebook. it has indeed i. Facebook has as is no stranger to appearing before congress over and over again and it was back at it this week. tuggle about that and serve. Who testified and what really prompted this this latest session. So what was interesting about. This hearing is that it wasn't mark zuckerberg who appeared it. Wasn't adam missouri. Who's the instagram ceo. But it was antigone davis who's facebook global head of safety and she really sort of draw upon the fact that she was a former teacher that she's been a teenage girl herself that she's also parent and this hearing really stemmed from these leaked documents being provided to the wall street journal and one story that really resonated with lawmakers from both parties is an article about how instagram knew that their product is the headline said talk sick for teenage girls And it cited a bunch of data. It talked about how teenagers go on instagram. They feel a certain percentage of them feel worse about their body image they see content about eating disorders There some of them actually link there they say their thoughts of suicide started on instagram. So after that report came out a senate subcommittee said they would be holding the tech company accountable And so they're hearing starting these series of hearings to think about legislation. And that's kind of wearing all sort of kicked off got in you described. The session is heated at time. So i don't know if you could talk a little bit about what that back and forth look like we you know what the senate was grilling facebook on and what facebook said about all this so facebook has has sort of pushed back against the characterization of the research. There are several times during the hearing. Where antigone davis said this is not bomb bomb shell research. This is not causal research and we strongly disagree with the wall street journal's characterization and.

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Apple and Facebook are fighting over your privacy. What it means for you

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05:35 min | 1 year ago

Apple and Facebook are fighting over your privacy. What it means for you

"Apple and facebook are lashing out at each other in the debate over privacy. That could have huge ramifications on you. That's what this all means. Roger chang of this is your daily charge helping sort out this mess between apple and facebook is our social media reported queenie wong welcome queenie. You're having me so. This sort of the basis of this feud for us. What are apple facebook. Actually fighting about so apple is making this update to the software that runs. Its iphones sometime in the spring. And basically it's requiring app developers to get permission from users to track them across apps in websites that aren't owned by that company. So you would see this pop up. Come up in for the facebook app that says facebook with blake to track you across you know other apps and websites and the reason why for personalized advertising. And you'd have to click. I allow them to track me or doing. Allow them to track me on. Facebook really isn't happy about that change because it sees it as sort of an attack on their business model. How they make money right. I understand from a financial perspective y. Facebook would be so bothered by this. But what is the argument that they're making the how this might hurt consumers because ultimately at the face of things when i look at this for consumers having more transparency or having apple. Be more proactive. About how you're being tracked seems like a good thing. Jesus argument is small businesses. You know the really kind of pinning this more onslow. Businesses rely on ads in order to serve the right. Ask the right people you need all this data about who they are Sometimes ads are targeted based on your age or your geography and when consumers see ads they will buy these products from these businesses Fees argument is that if there is a movement away from personalized advertising than one. It would be harder for an app like facebook to offer. Its services were free without a subscription cost and then to these acts would be forced to make up. You know the money somewhere else in so that might be more in-app purchases that might be a subscription fees and bear four move in facebook's mind would make the internet more expensive for consumers essentially the arguments still is making now. It's interesting that they make that point especially calling in small businesses. Does that tactic. The amazon also uses about how damaging amazon also hurt small businesses. It's interesting how big tech likes to serve us. Small business as a shield for their arguments. What apple what. What are they saying about. The criticisms that facebook has lobbied against them. Apple has jim. is actually weighed in on this on twitter and he said you know dared is trying to give people more control over their data and facebook instill serve targeted advertising but they have to get permission from the users. So apple says this. Isn't you know about the making more money or you know making things more expensive for consumers or harming small businesses but this is more about giving users more control about for a over their data and so when they see this pop up bill now like this particular act tracks across multiple websites and other apps About like to you when you look at these arguments respective argument watts which one holds more water. Which or which one you think elliot's will will resonate more with the public. Well i think right now. Part of the issue is that for facebook. There is a reputational problem. I think that's part of the reason why. Facebook has come out swinging swinging against apple after the cambridge. Analytica scandal They've really had to sort of like repair. This image that they care about five ac- because that scandal was about data sharing and for the majority of people. Most people don't like to see ads unless it's during the super bowl and you know there's also these conspiracy theories facebook listens in on your conversations on to serve you ads because they're targeted advertising. So good i mean. I've even had an instance where like one time i was eating yogurt and i'm on facebook Vaccine brand of yogurt was on my facebook feed. So they're asking me pretty spot but they also can be somewhat creepy to her. So i can see why facebook is concerned but i it other companies have also weighed in and they're not saying the sky is going to be falling like facebook saying got it and ultimately how do you think this will actually affect consumers will want i think most people don't think about the business side of you know i get this app for free. Why you know what is sort of the trade off.

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Would you use Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency? (The 3:59, Ep. 573)

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05:50 min | 3 years ago

Would you use Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency? (The 3:59, Ep. 573)

"The. Welcome to the three fifty nine I'm Ben FOX Ruben, Johnny salesman, Facebook's highly anticipated crypto currency called Libro was officially announced today. The new digital money could be used to send friends and family money, pay bills were by stuff online to ensure libra isn't as volatile as other crypto currencies will be backed by pay pal visa Uber Queen base and others as well as global currencies and other investments, it's also expected to debut in the first half of next year. So is this awesome? We're, we're talking about. Crypto currencies again, because people are trying to like by anew house, or put all the money that they have invested into a new cryptocurrency, right? Yeah. The last crypto boom about a year and a half ago was basically because bitcoin went up to like almost twenty thousand dollars each and everybody was just trying to like, go for the gold rush. Go for the money. Grab this one. This is interesting in that it kind of promises everything that bitcoin was supposed to do before got hijacked by all these other like those investing whatever. Rugs. So granted that could still happen. The idea with bitcoin. And a lot of crypto currencies was that this would be a global currency that would have very low cost attached to it that you would be able to use, regardless of what country you're in, and just buy whatever you wanted to online, and that's kind of what Facebook trying to do with libra, and I don't know. Like should we be excited about it? I'm not even sure. Well, you pointed out earlier, I thought it was interesting that you notice that bitcoin in terms of its value. That's the best thing you can do to check like, check the stock market on crypto currencies checking weapon, and it's doing better. And I think that's because. It's sort of like a rising tide lifts all boats as people with a company that's asked pervasive. And like planetarium ubiquitous as Facebook. It means that people are gonna get educated on what crypto currencies are that they don't necessarily need to be scary, or on, on comprehensible. And it'll make it easier educate people, and are also potentially just make crypto currencies more prevalent across the world making transactions to do them. That's the idea of this. Right. Is that you actually use this cryptocurrency for transactions rather, relation or whatever? So EBay is added in as one of the founding members of this new libra association, that's a nonprofit that's going to be guiding this whole process, and they were specifically mentioning how you could in theory, use libra as a currency to buy and sell stuff on EBay, the complication here that I'm still trying to wrap my head around is that there are already currencies available. We've solved some of. These problems already as far as like with credit card networks with the dollar, which is widely accepted. So the question for regular consumers is like, do they really want to use bitcoin? Sorry libra as opposed to some of these other things. Obviously, bitcoin did not end up doing that. And referred variety of reasons point is just very volatile. It's not as liquid as you would hope if you're going to try to buy something with bitcoin, sometimes the transaction doesn't actually go through for, like, maybe half an hour or forty five minutes afterwards. If I'm trying to buy a salad I don't want to avoid forty five minutes for the transaction happen. But one of the things that queenie Wong our reporter points out in her story is that maybe could be a way for people for the une Bank to have greater access to those sort of networks, that are already set up bar are inaccessible to people that have bad credit. You can't get a credit card. If you have terrible credit, that's not there's a reason that's because you're less likely to make good on your payments. If you have terrible credit, but it does with, with the pervasiveness of face. Book and the fact that Facebook is so prevalent, especially in developing countries, where that sort of, like credit infrastructure, maybe isn't as robust, as it is in a place like the US, or in Europe. It might give people the ability to have more options for buying things online, if they can do it with cryptocurrency, like this one shore, but is Facebook, the right face to go forward with they have a really bad reputation for a lot of reasons or people going to want to trust them with their finances. Plus, they're kind of stepping forward into a situation where big choline, and a lot of other crypto currencies have been knocked for helping fund terrorism helping fund drug sales. What are the chances that libra would somehow able to solve those problems? Like, are they going to be able to fix those situations to? I don't know. I mean, we'll have to wait and see right to see how things turn out, but. Given that there is like I mean, you know, this, given that there's this association behind this, this has more of the potential for scale and also accountability than other cryptocurrencies, which so that at least works in its favorite granted, whatever you wanna say about Facebook and how people trust. It's Facebook's usage, hasn't their monthly actives haven't gone down even in the last year and a half of their crises. So it's not hurting people using Facebook. I don't know if it'll hurt people using Facebook as there, something that holds their money, either way we're way over four minutes by the way, but I do want to mention because we did say, we're going to talk about. Let's just do it really quickly. I guess. Yeah, the palm phone is now on locked, apparently kids love it. I don't get it. Kids love it the kids love it. But, you know if if you wanna go get a palm phone. It's three hundred fifty dollars, and it's really tiny. So it's terrible for watching YouTube, but go figure anyway. Read more about these stories, check them out on CNN. Mbengue FOX Ruben Joni salesman. Thanks for listening.

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