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Meta, Amazon beat expectations with stellar results

Meta and Amazon on Thursday blew through expectations in their latest quarterly results as Big Tech continued to impress Wall Street.

Meta, the tech titan behind Facebook and Instagram, reported a profit of $14 billion in the final three months of last year, beating analyst forecasts as revenue climbed to $40.1 billion in the quarter.

Meta launches paid Facebook and Instagram in Europe from November

The American technology giant "Meta" announced that it will release paid versions of its most popular social platforms - "Facebook" and "Instagram" - from November for its European customers.

They will be ad-free to comply with European Union regulations, Reuters reported on Monday.

“X” launches two New Premium Subscription Plans including Ad-Free Plan 'Premium+'

Social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, introduced two new subscription plans on Friday, including a Premium+ tier for users willing to pay for an ad-free experience, according to a page detailing the features of the subscription. Premium+ tier that costs USD 16 per month and offers the "largest reply boost" and removes ads from the For You and Following feeds.

Expert warns parents on ‘catfishing’ children trend

An IT law expert has revealed a disturbing trend where criminal gangs blackmail children using explicit content, leveraging their admiration for celebrities as a trap.

Recently, soaring numbers of children and young people are "catfished" through fake accounts while trying to meet a movie artist or a football player on social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok.