Let’s recap the last week of tech, gaming and streaming news. Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to change Facebook’s group company name was the unexpected bomb of last week, and we want to get into why such a recognisable brand may want to change their name.
In other news we have:
🎮 recent gaming announcements
🎬 cool and not-so-cool Twitch news
🏆 the world of esports
🙊 collectively facepalm at the bizarre use of the COVID relief loan
The brand name is a powerful, precious and carefully guarded asset of each company. The more recognisable brand, the bigger the guts it takes to even bring up the idea of changing the name. Yet last week information about the upcoming re-branding of one of the most recognisable companies in human history electrified the virtual world. Reportedly Facebook is planning to present its new name soon!
What are the reasons behind this? Some point to the fact that the company is shifting towards building a metaverse and moving beyond social media. Others remark on Facebook’s problematic history filled with controversies over personal data usage and an unhealthy user approach in internal corporate culture.
Whatever the reason, the change signals a significant shift in the company’s macro goals. It is worth to note that the renaming will most likely relate to the group name and not the social media platform itself.
Metaverse interests are probably the motive, but the brand name is a bit unhealthy, too.
Move could position social media app as one of many products under a parent company.
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Shiny yet cartoony.
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