Literature app – Litary Tue, 09 Nov 2021 21:30:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Literature app – Litary 32 32 VITAS makes palliative care opioid conversion app available to all providers Tue, 09 Nov 2021 14:47:06 +0000

VITAS Healthcare, a subsidiary of Chemed Corp. (NYSE: CHEM), released a comprehensive opioid conversion tool for hospice providers, which the company says is the first of its kind. The tool is accessible free of charge to all healthcare prescribers via the VITAS mobile app.

VITAS released the feature in conjunction with National Hospice Palliative and Hospice Care Month. The converter analyzes patients’ personalized health information and clinical needs to recommend optimal opioid options, delivery methods and dose titration. The tool incorporates comments from prescribers regarding symptoms, co-morbidities and health status.

“Pain management for palliative care patients can be a complex practice that differs greatly from treating other populations,” said Joseph Shega, MD, executive vice president and medical director of VITAS. “We are considering a variety of non-pharmacological and pharmacological options to help relieve pain with minimal side effects and provide patients with the comfort and quality of life they deserve. ”

Pain management is the cornerstone of palliative and palliative care. A 2014 to study found that patients and families regard pain and symptom management as their top priority when it comes to the quality of palliative care.

Gaps in pain management can affect the quality and patient and family satisfaction scores of a hospice, which potential referral partners and patients increasingly use when choosing a hospice.

About 25% of healthcare providers responded to a 2019 Pain News network investigation reported that at least one of their patients had committed suicide because of the pain in the past three years.

The VITAS tool is based on clinical evidence and scientific literature on mitigating opioid risks such as inconsistent practices and protocols between providers, according to the company.

The functionality is integrated into the VITAS mobile app, which received a 2019 Mobile User Experience Award. The app is designed to help clinicians determine patient eligibility for palliative care and streamline referral processes.

“We have made our Opioid Conversion Tool available free of charge to all healthcare professionals as we are committed to sharing best practices and raising the standard of care for all patients as they approach the end of their lives. ”Shega said. “The tool is intuitive, efficient, secure and continuously updated to provide the latest information on guidelines and changes in drug status. “

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‘Hollywood in the High Country’ Marks 83 Years of App Theater | Theater Tue, 09 Nov 2021 10:00:00 +0000

BOONE – On Sunday, November 14, on the occasion of the 83rd anniversary of the Appalachian Theater, the film “Hollywood in the High Country: A History of Appalachian Theater” will be screened at 3 pm.

This feature-length documentary, directed and produced by Philip Arnold, explores the history of iconic cinema on Main Street in Boone, North Carolina.

The Appalachian Theater closed and was closed in 2007, ending its 69-year history as an iconic main street theater in the heart of downtown Boone, North Carolina. “Hollywood in the High Country: A History of the Appalachian Theater” explores community efforts to purchase and renovate the Art Deco monument, an eight-year project that resulted in a $ 10 million renovation and reopening of the theater in as a performing arts center in 2019.

The history and importance of the movie theater in this remote part of the Blue Ridge Mountains are told through the memories of the inhabitants who attended the screenings since the 1940s. Through a lens that is at once elegiac, nostalgic and festive. , this feature-length documentary brings the enduring magic of the big screen to life.

Director Philip Arnold is an experienced media producer with a proven history of communication and creativity in print and digital media. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English Literature from Appalachian State University, as well as an Excellence in Writing Award from the Ohio Arts Council.

Tickets cost $ 10 for adults and $ 6 for children 12 and under, and are available online through the theater’s online contactless ticketing program. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Customers and supporters of the Appalachian Theater should note that the venue is committed to the health and safety of its community and will continue to follow the advice of health officials and government in policy development and implementation. related to COVID.

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Comparative Implementation of a Brief App-Driven Protocol for the Identification of Delirium by Hospitalists, Nurses, and Nursing Assistants: A Cohort Study: Annals of Internal Medicine: Vol 0, No 0 Mon, 08 Nov 2021 22:31:12 +0000 Affiliations:

Divisions of General Medicine and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (ERM)

Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, and College of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania (DMF)

Division of General Practice, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts (YJ)

Division of Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School and Aging Brain Center, Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, Massachusetts (SKI)

Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania (MB, EKH, PS)

College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA (DLL)

Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School and Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (AM)

Department of Nursing, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts (KS)

Department of Medicine, Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, Pennsylvania (JS)

Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana (MB)

Division of General Practice, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (LHN).

Acknowledgement: The authors thank the older adult participants and hospital staff in the study, without whom the study would not have been possible. The authors also thank the following study staff: Jacqueline Gallagher, Shannon Malloy, Angelee Butters, Brett Armstrong, Abigail Overstreet, Michele Henry, Jess Garrity, Meghan McGraw, Logan Foreman, Janelle Bessette, and Caroline Madrigal.

Support grant: By grants R01AG030618 (Drs Marcantonio and Fick), R24AG054259 (Dr Inouye) and K24AG035075 (Dr Marcantonio) from the National Institute of Aging.

Disclosures: The disclosures can be viewed at

Reproducible research statement:Study protocol: Available from Dr Marcantonio (e-mail, [email protected]harvard.educate). Statistical code: Available from Dr Ngo (e-mail, [email protected]harvard.educate). Database: Not available.

Corresponding author: Edward R. Marcantonio, MD, SM, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, CO-216, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Author contributions: Concept and design: ER Marcantonio, DM Fick, SK Inouye, M. Boltz, K. Sulmonte, M. Boustani.

Data analysis and interpretation: ER Marcantonio, DM Fick, Y. Jung, SK Inouye, DL Leslie, E. Husser, M. Boustani, LH Ngo.

Article writing: ER Marcantonio, DM Fick, M. Boltz, M. Boustani, LH Ngo.

Critical review of the article for significant intellectual content: DM Fick, SK Inouye, DL Leslie, A. Moore, M. Boustani, LH Ngo.

Final approval of the article: ER Marcantonio, DM Fick, Y. Jung, SK Inouye, M. Boltz, DL Leslie, E. Husser, P. Shrestha, A. Moore, K. Sulmonte, J. Siuta, M. Boustani , LH Ngo.

Supply of study or patient material: ER Marcantonio, E. Husser.

Statistical expertise: Y. Jung, LH Ngo.

Obtained funding: ER Marcantonio, DM Fick.

Administrative, technical or logistical support: SK Inouye, K. Sulmonte, LH Ngo.

Data collection and assembly: ER Marcantonio, DM Fick, Y. Jung, E. Husser, P. Shrestha, A. Moore, J. Siuta.

This article was published on November 9, 2021.

* Drs. Marcantonio and Fick contributed equally to this work.

]]> 0 Global Digital Fitness Applications Market Forecast to 2026 Industry Growth Drivers and Analysis Report Mon, 08 Nov 2021 14:17:05 +0000

The recent digital fitness applications market survey describes in detail how this business sphere works as well as its growth trajectory during the forecast period 20XX-20XX. It highlights the key growth propellers and profitable opportunities critical to improving the industry’s revenue streams. In addition, several methodologies to meet the challenges and risks of this vertical are taken into consideration.

Taking the analysis further, the research literature incorporates a careful country-level examination of key geographic areas to unveil the main growth avenues for the coming years. He also studies the competitive landscape with respect to established companies, emerging competitors and new entrants. Additionally, the report monitors the latest updates regarding the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on the market and reveals strategies that will secure profits in a changing landscape.

Main highlights of the Covid-19 impact assessment:

  • Consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy
  • Instabilities in the supply-demand chain
  • Analysis of the future and initial impact of the pandemic on business development

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An overview of the regional analysis:

  • Geographically, the digital fitness application market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa, Southeast Asia.
  • The performance assessment of the regions served, as well as their respective annual growth rate over the stipulated period, is attached to the report.
  • The net sales and income accrued by each region are recorded.

Additional Highlights of the Digital Fitness Applications Market Report:

  • Developing in the field of products, the digital fitness application market is divided into Android, iOS, and others.
  • Volume and revenue projections for each product category based on validated industry information are offered in the report.
  • Information on the growth rate and market shares of each type of product during the analysis period is cited.
  • The scope of industry is divided into Lifestyle Surveillance, Health Surveillance, Other,, Geographically, the detailed production and trade analysis of the following countries is covered in Chapter 4.2, 5: States United, Europe, China, Japan and India.
  • The market share as well as the annual growth rate of each application over the study period is also included.
  • Leading companies operating in the digital fitness apps market are Fooducate, Jawbone, Azumio, Google, Polar Electro, Noom, My Diet Coach, Sports Tracking Technologies, Samsung Electronics, Under Armor, Daily Workouts Apps, Runtastic, FitBit, Wahoo Fitness , Nike, FitnessKeeper and Adidas.
  • Detailed company profiles, including service and product portfolios as well as other relevant facets such as manufacturing facilities and total compensation, are presented systematically.
  • Other important business metrics including pricing models, market share and gross margins are documented.
  • The main competitive trends in the industry and their impact on organizations are explained.
  • A comprehensive supply chain assessment, with respect to downstream and upstream distribution channels and bases, is incorporated into the report.
  • Finally, the scientific literature validates the viability of a new project through SWOT analysis and Porter’s five force assessment tools.

Research objective:

  • Focuses on leading global digital fitness application market manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze sales volume, value, market share, market competition landscape, SWOT analysis, and plans development over the next few years.
  • In addition, business contributors, as business analysts of the entire value chain, have gone to great lengths to complete this group action and heavy lifting to produce key players with primary data and useful secondaries regarding the global digital fitness application market.
  • Analyze competitive developments such as extensions, agreements, new product launches and acquisitions in the market.
  • To draw up a strategic profile of the main players and to analyze in depth their growth strategies.

Why select this report:

  • A comprehensive analysis of the market dynamics, market state and competitive view of Digital Fitness app is provided.
  • The forecast of global digital fitness applications industry trends will present market drivers, restraints and growth opportunities.
  • The five year forecast view shows how the market is expected to grow in the coming years.
  • All vital verticals of the global Digital Fitness Applications industry are presented in this study such as product type, applications, and geographies.

Key questions answered in the report:

  • What will be the market growth rate of the digital fitness applications market?
  • What are the key factors driving the global digital fitness application market?
  • Who are the main manufacturers in the market?
  • What are the market opportunities, market risk and market overview?
  • What are the sales, revenue, and price analyzes of the leading manufacturers of the Digital Fitness Applications market?
  • Who are the distributors, traders and resellers of the Digital Fitness Application market?
  • What are the opportunities and threats in the digital fitness application market facing the providers of the global digital fitness application industries?
  • What are the sales, revenue, and price analysis by types and applications of the market?
  • What are the sales, revenue, and price analysis by regions of industries?

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Saga Fiction, mobile fiction app, brings a new storytelling format to readers Mon, 08 Nov 2021 12:12:48 +0000

Saga Fiction provides a platform for new and old writers to present their stories to a global audience, looking for well-written entertainment. The mission is simple: They seek out compelling and original storylines from experienced or newbie writers, shaping them to be their best version, before publishing them digitally for their readers.

Passionate readers and best friends since their teenage years, the co-founders Pranika Sharma and Aakriti Patni dreamed of building a career in the book industry together. In 2020, they brought their dream to life with Saga Fiction.

“Books are my first love, and I know I share that feeling with millions of people. With Saga Fiction, I hope to bring together the global reading community, ”says Aakriti Patni.

“Having worked in publishing and as a writer myself, I know the difficulty of publishing and marketing your book. We hope we can bridge this gap and make it easier for aspiring authors to publish,” says Pranika Sharma.

For authors who choose to publish with Saga Fiction, the app not only offers a platform to establish their authorship in the world of writing and publishing, but also editorial and marketing support as well as royalties.

Pranika Sharma received a BA in English Literature and then an MA in Creative Writing from Loughborough University, UK, before working extensively with major publishing houses.

Aakriti Patni has a background in mass media with an MA in Magazine Journalism from City University of London. She has been in editorial staff and brings to Saga Fiction solid editorial knowledge and advanced digital marketing skills.

Saga Fiction is available as an Android and iOS app on Google Play Store and Apple App Store worldwide.

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Posted on: Monday 08 November 2021, 17:42 IST ]]> 0 what is the best music app Sun, 07 Nov 2021 11:47:15 +0000

Gone are the days of MTV music and the Indus channel to broadcast new music, and although radio is still popular, its use is waning as new substitutes appear to meet the desires of every user. YouTube is a great app for streaming music, although the constant ads can be quite annoying, leaving us in a good mood while listening. Additionally, YouTube doesn’t let you play music offline or exit the app, and while the YouTube Music app has covered the gap, it hasn’t gained as much popularity.

Many Pakistani users have chosen to download music online or use Patari, a music app that offers a large collection of local music organized into playlists by genre and mood. However, as Spotify entered the Pakistani market, the competition increased. So what’s the best app for streaming, downloading, and listening to music and podcasts? We take a look.

Music collection

Both music apps have a large collection of music, although Patari mainly focuses on local productions, while Spotify includes music from all over the world. Spotify brings you a variety of music from undiscovered emerging artists in different genres, while Patari offers a selection of music from Pakistani artists and is a great app for listening to dramas and new releases. The local app founded in Lahore is up to date and not only offers music in Urdu but also includes music in other regional languages ​​like Punjabi and Baluchi. Each of the two apps contains a unique collection, both of which cannot be found in the other. Patari does not have a wide range of English international music, and while Spotify may have some, it does not have the large collection of local music that can be found in Patari.

Both apps have organized playlists based on moods, genres, occasion, year, new releases, and more. Patari offers a separate category of English music sung by local Pakistani artists, while Spotify offers a separate collection of Bollywood and Pakistani music. Patari does not have international music, but offers original Coke Studio music, as well as new campaign music from Pepsi called “Pourquoi pas meri jaan?”


Patari is a localized podcast app with new episodes every week, on a variety of topics from politics and poetry recitation in Urdu, to short fictional audiobooks and history lectures. Patari Orignal’s podcasts featured the stories behind the making of the music, interviews and coverage of important events such as the Aurat March. However, the number and variety of podcasts has declined since 2018, with barely a few new podcasts in recent years.

Spotify, on the other hand, has a wide variety of topics, including playlists from YouTube that have been uploaded by third parties, and also includes Hulu Orignals soundtracks. Spotify provides access to humorous talk shows, informative podcasts like Ted Talks, from philosophy and religion to literature and aeronautics.

Interface and functionalities

Spotify has a more developed and user-friendly interface and interface, which makes it easier to navigate and learn how to use the app. The app works smoothly with rare bug issues, even allowing users to create collaborative playlists with their friends that can be edited by anyone.

Group sessions allow you to listen to music playlists together, but only available to premium subscribers. Group sessions support two to five people and can be shared with a link that can be sent to friends. Users can create an artist radio station to create a playlist of songs by the same and similar artists.

Patari has a less attractive interface and design, while a few bugs do not allow new users to register and create an account. Users have sent several complaints about app issues not working properly, but no updates to resolve the issues have been released. The free and non-paid version disables features like skipping to the next song, while bombarding users with pop-up ads in the app. This is also the case with the free version of Spotify, some playback features may be disabled while the music will be interrupted by audio ads between sessions.

Premium subscriptions

Patari has a reasonable deal of Rs 100 per month or the Rs 25 weekly package, offering various payment options including JazzCash and Easy Paisa. However, it also doesn’t have a student discount. The Premium version is ad-free, allows you full access to play with controls and skip songs, download songs and create playlists.

Spotify is slightly more expensive with an individual plan of Rs299 per month and Rs. 149 for students. The app also offers a duo plan of Rs390 and a family plan of 479 with up to six active accounts. Premium versions are ad-free, allow full playback control, and allow users to stream music offline.

While both Patari and Spotify are available on phones and web browsers, choosing the right app depends on your needs. If you listen to local music more and are not interested in podcasts, Patari is the best app for you. A regular Patari user reviewed the app and said: “I am just blown away by this local app which has all the bands from my youth, with the history of their creation or formation, as well as their discography. And most importantly, the style of interaction with its user is also very familiar, which makes the application very close to the heart.

Spotify, on the other hand, is for users who want to listen to a wide variety of music from anywhere and need a large collection of podcasts to listen to. One Spotify user rightly pointed out, however, that while Spotify’s student plan is affordable and their services are quite remarkable, the app’s only downside is the lack of lyrics, because “behind the lyrics” is of no use.

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The app allows the public to measure general health in 10 minutes Wed, 03 Nov 2021 11:51:15 +0000

C-Score is a health app that offers the public a simple way to measure their general health via their smartphone in 10 minutes.

Developed by Chelsea Football Club start-up Chelsea Digital Ventures and digital healthcare experts HUMA, the app assesses seven lifestyle factors, all of which have been validated as key predictors of illness and mortality. . These are:

  1. Self-rated health – the app asks you how you feel about your general health, since you know your body best
  2. Resting heart rate – the app measures your heart rate by simply placing your finger on the smartphone camera
  3. Sleep – the app contains a questionnaire that captures how many hours you slept on average over the past week and the quality of that sleep
  4. Smoking – the amount of tobacco cigarettes you smoke in an average week
  5. Alcohol consumption – the type (s) and volume of alcohol you drink in an average week
  6. Waist-to-waist ratio – your smartphone’s camera is used to determine your waistline (you may need an extra pair of hands to help you out).
  7. Reaction time – a simple test where you lift your finger once a shape changes color.

Once users have completed each domain – which shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes – they are given a point-based metric, or “C-Score” (a number between 0 and 100) that will reflect their status. general health. The higher your C-Score, the better your overall health.

The score is compared to 500,000 people in the UK Biobank, a national health database made up of individuals aged 40 to 69 whose health data was collected between 2006 and 2010 and who still share their data in order to that their health can be monitored.

Users will be able to see how their health compares to people in UK Biobank, and what percentage of people in UK Biobank gave them similar or different responses or had data in the same or a different range.

While not all C-Score domains are the factors that make you healthy or unhealthy, they are modifiable indicators that scientists and clinicians have drawn from the medical literature as having the greatest impact on health. general of a person and as all-cause mortality. indicators.

They were selected as follows:

Review of the medical literature:

  • A review of the literature from c. 500 publications have been produced by Huma’s clinical and scientific team to map the relevant areas for measuring all-cause mortality

Interviews with 24 key opinion leaders on three continents

  • Refinement of relevant areas with 24 key opinion leaders from UK, US and China including Dr Smisha Agarwai, Digital Population Health at Johns Hopkins, Professor Kamudi Joshipura, Cardio-Metabolic Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health and Dr You Cian Lin at China Medical University
  • Confirmation of the last seven parameters with KOLs focused on clinical and academic relevance, while being exploitable and simple to measure by the general public

The C-Score does not require invasive hospital testing, a visit to the GP, or expensive portable devices, while the existing BMI model represents populations, not individuals.

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OP-ED | Chances are, app-based gaming will cause some issues. Mon, 01 Nov 2021 09:00:00 +0000

I have always been a fan of dystopian literature with its premises and caveats. “by George Orwell”1984”Was one of the early favorites, soon followed by that of Aldous Huxley.Brave New World. “TV shows such as the Rod Serling classic”fuzzy area“And the contemporary of Charlie Brooker”Black mirrorcome up with similar plots that match my thematic interests.

More recently, “Squid game”Caught my eye along with 142 million other Netflix subscribers, making it the streaming service most popular original series nowadays. Produced in South Korea, “Squid Game” envisions the consequences of debt-ridden people playing reimagined children’s games for considerable costs. Violent and horrific, it is a dystopian allegory that criticizes a rapacious capitalist society in which people are so desperate to get rid of their debts that they would stake their lives.

“Many South Koreans despair of making progress in a society where good jobs are increasingly scarce and house prices have skyrocketed,” reported Kim tong hyung of the Associated Press, “prompting many to borrow heavily to bet on risky financial investments or cryptocurrencies.”

Just like I started watching “Squid Game” a few weeks ago, my CTANewsJunkie his colleague Christine Stuart posted this story:

“From 6 in the morning [on Oct. 19] residents across the state will have a casino in their pockets. This is because residents will have access to three different online gambling platforms, two operated by the tribes and one by the Connecticut Lottery.

“The Connecticut Lottery Corporation in partnership with Rush Street Interactive will start taking bets through, the Mohegan Tribal Nation will take bets through FanDuel and the Mashantucket Pequots will take bets through DraftKings,” explained Stuart.

It was no accident that commercials for DraftKings started appearing on TV as I watched NFL games and on my Twitter feed as I scrolled through the posts. I could now place bets on my smartphone at any time of the day from almost any location. The dream of an absolute sports bettor!

Or maybe more like a nightmare.

Before being labeled as a prudish, anti-gambling crusader, I admit that I have placed friendly bets on athletic competitions on occasion. I understand the attraction of betting. But I also understand that gaming can be powerfully addicting, and I’m afraid making it as easy as checking the weather forecast on your phone is a tricky proposition.

“The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services says that wider access to gambling with online betting exposes players to ‘vulnerabilities’, such as financial hardship, difficult relationships with family members and loved ones, poor job performance, an increase in money-related crime, and a reported increase in the severity of mental health-related symptoms, ”according to the Hartford Current.

Diana Goode, executive director of the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, said Connecticut does not allow players who know they have a problem to self-exclude or submit to casino and online bans. », Reported the RunningIt’s Stephen Singer. “Self-exclusion is” incredibly difficult, “she said – players should notify the State Department of Consumer Protection and both casinos.”

The National Survey of Problem Gambling Services estimates that 1.1% of adults in Connecticut – nearly 40,000 in total – have a gambling disorder.

Suffice it to say, I find the confluence of these two events – the massive popularity of the “Squid Game” and the introduction of app-based gaming in Connecticut – more than a little ironic. Even as gambling continues to destroy lives, we are finding ways to make it more accessible.

Before being labeled as a prudish, anti-gambling crusader, I admit that I have placed friendly bets on athletic competitions on occasion. I understand the attraction of betting. But I also understand that gaming can be powerfully addicting, and I’m afraid making it as easy as checking the weather forecast on your phone is a tricky proposition.

Dystopian literature has told this story before. An episode of the “Twilight Zone – “Fever”- features a character who is transformed from an anti-gamer to a gambling addict. It seems he just can’t resist the siren song of a slot machine he thinks he calls his name.

An absurd plot, a bit like that of “Squid Game”. But it is a theme of dystopian literature that nonetheless deserves serious attention.

Barth Keck is in his 31st year as an English teacher and his 16th year as an assistant football coach at Haddam-Killingworth High School in Higganum, where he teaches journalism, media education and language courses and English composition AP. Follow Barth on Twitter @ keckb33 or email him at

The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the author are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of or Regional School District 17.

]]> 0 Facebook will not change the app name to meta. here Fri, 29 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000

New Delhi: The Facebook social media platform – the website and the mobile app – will still be called Facebook even if the company name has changed. Like many struggling businesses before it, Facebook is changing its name and logo.Also Read – Mark Zuckerberg Changes Facebook Name to Meta in Rebranding Effort; More attention to the virtual world

So even after the rebranding, why doesn’t the name of the Facebook app change to Meta? Also Read – Amid Hate Speech Allegations, IT Department Seeks Details About Facebook Algorithm And Processes: Sources

Facebook Inc. is now called Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta for short. The rebranding, to reflect what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday, is his commitment to developing the new surround-yourself technology known as the “metaverse.” But the social network itself will always be called Facebook because only the name of the company changes.

It’s similar to how Alphabet is the company that owns Google, however, Google is still called Google. Alphabet Inc. was formed following a restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015 and became the parent company of Google and several former subsidiaries of Google.

Other applications under Facebook will not change the name either.

Facebook, the application does not change its name. The other apps are also not under Facebook – Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.

Its CEO and senior management, its corporate structure and the crisis that enveloped the company are also unchanged, at least for now. But on December 1, its shares will begin trading under a new ticker symbol, MVRS.

What is the “Metaverse”?

The metaverse is sort of the Internet coming to life, or at least rendered in 3D. Zuckerberg described it as a “virtual environment” that you can walk into, instead of just staring at a screen. People can meet, work and play using virtual reality headsets, augmented reality glasses, smartphone apps, or other devices.

It will also integrate other aspects of online life such as shopping and social media, according to Victoria Petrock, an analyst who tracks emerging technologies.

Zuckerberg’s foray into virtual reality drew some comparisons to space adventures and jokes from other tech billionaires that it is perhaps understandable that he wants to escape his current reality amid calls for his resignation and to increasing scrutiny of the business.

Other tech companies like Microsoft, chipmaker Nvidia, and Fortnite maker Epic Games have all described their own take on how the Metaverse works.

Zuckerberg said he expects the Metaverse to reach a billion people over the next decade and that he hopes the new technology will create millions of jobs for creators.

Why did Facebook change its name to Meta?

The announcement comes amid increased legislative and regulatory scrutiny of Facebook in many parts of the world due to the Facebook Papers. A corporate rebranding is unlikely to solve the myriad problems revealed by internal documents or allay the alarms critics have raised for years about the damage the company’s products are causing to the company. .

Zuckerberg, for his part, widely called the fury unleashed by the Facebook Papers unfair.

In an interesting twist, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the philanthropic organization led by Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, purchased a Canadian scientific literature analysis company called Meta in 2017.

On Thursday afternoon, however, his website announced that he would be “going to bed” in late March. The domain, meanwhile, was redirected to the famous former Facebook corporate site.

At headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., The iconic thumbs-up sign that has long been outside has been repainted into a blue pretzel-shaped logo resembling an infinity symbol.

Explaining the rebranding, Zuckerberg said the Facebook name no longer encompasses everything the company does. In addition to the social network, this now includes Instagram, Messenger, its Quest VR headset, its Horizon VR platform and more.

(With contributions from The Associated Press)

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