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Stay current with all the latest and breaking news from Menlo Park, compare headlines and perspectives between news sources on stories happening today. In total, 88 stories have been published about Menlo Park which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months.
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Business · Menlo Park

Instagram is testing an AI face-scanning tool that can verify your age

46% Center coverage: 41 sources
Instagram is testing new methods for users to verify their age. Users can ask friends to confirm their age, or have their face scanned by AI. The company is also testing a language-analysis tool that will determine whether a user is an adult or a teen based on how they write.See the Story
Business · Menlo Park

Meta soars as Facebook reports better-than-expected daily users

47% Center coverage: 38 sources
Facebook parent Meta's first-quarter profit and its count of daily users jumped past Wall Street's expectations. Shares were up sharply in after-hours trading. Meta cut a sharp contrast with Google parent Alphabet, which on Monday reported what analysts called disappointing earnings. Apple's recent privacy changes to its iPhone software iOS have made it harder for companies like Meta to track people.See the Story
Business · Menlo Park

Facebook-owner Meta to open first physical store in metaverse bet

42% Center coverage: 19 sources
Facebook-owner Meta is opening its first physical store in Burlingame, California. The Meta Store will be an interactive demo space where visitors can experiment with the US giant's Portal smart home devices and Quest 2 VR headsets. Meta isn't selling the metaverse at the store, rather, Meta sees the retail space as a way to spread the word and get people excited about Mark Zuckerberg's vision.See the Story
Business · Menlo Park

Robinhood to cut its workforce by 9%

68% Center coverage: 16 sources
Retail trading platform Robinhood Markets Inc said on Tuesday it is laying off about 9% of its full-time employees, sending its shares down 5% in extended trade.See the Story
Business · Menlo Park

Instagram adds fundraising to Reels to help nonprofits

58% Center coverage: 12 sources
Instagram is adding the ability for users to create and donate to fundraisers directly from Instagram Reels. The feature was announced alongside a series of updates across Meta's platform and services designed to celebrate Earth Day. The updates include custom stickers for Instagram and Messenger, profile frames for Facebook, conservation-focused experiences for VR and more.See the Story
Business · Menlo Park

WhatsApp wins approval to expand Indian payments service to 100 mln users

50% Right coverage: 10 sources
The National Payments Corporation of India has given approval to WhatsApp to extend its payments service to 100 million users in the South Asian market. The NPCI has insisted that WhatsApp rolls out the payments service in step-by-step phases, a person familiar with the matter said. WhatsApp was previously allowed to rollout WhatsApp Pay to 40 million users.See the Story
Google · Menlo Park

Google faces internal battle over research on AI to speed chip design

43% Right coverage: 7 sources
Google's research unit has faced scrutiny since late 2020. The dispute threatens to undermine the reputation of Google's research. It also could disrupt the flow of millions of dollars in government grants for research. Google declined to say why it fired Satrajit Chatterjee, a leading driver of the work.See the Story
Menlo Park · Menlo Park

El Camino Real closed in Menlo Park

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
A vehicle crash near El Camino Real and Glenwood Avenue closed the thoroughfare between Encinal Avenue and Glennwood Avenue. A detour will be required for the next 4 to 6 hours because of a current traffic issue, police say. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.See the Story

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