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What you need to read today: Google versus the EU, Take-Two picks up Zynga, and more

New Digital Age highlights some of the best stories you should read across the media, marketing, and advertising press.

Retail

Performance Marketing World 

Retail in 2022: 3 key predictions for the year ahead

2021 was marked by economic recovery, tech adoption and rapidly changing consumer demands; but what new trends, challenges and opportunities will this year bring for businesses?

Metaverse

The Times

What is the Metaverse? 20 things you need to know

It’s the latest technological revolution and it’s just around the corner — but no one quite knows what the metaverse is.

Google 

FT

Google in last-ditch lobbying attempt to influence incoming EU tech rules

Google is making a last-ditch effort to change the EU’s incoming laws on Big Tech with a flurry of advertising, emails and targeted social media posts aimed at politicians and officials in Brussels.

Privacy

Digiday

They’re primed’: DuckDuckGo wants to be ‘the easy button’ for privacy on the internet. Do internet users want one?

DuckDuckGo founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg has a track record of getting to the next big thing early.

Facebook

CNBC

Facebook delays return to office until March, Covid-19 boosters required

Facebook parent Meta Platforms said on Monday it is delaying employees’ return to offices across the U.S. until March 28 — adding that proof of a booster shot will be required to protect against the surging omicron variant.

Business Insider

Facebook will require COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all in-person employees

Facebook parent company Meta Platforms will require all employees working from its US offices to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster by late March, the company announced Monday.

Movers

Business Insider

Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike steps down, names WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton as interim CEO

Signal messaging app’s founder and CEO, Moxie Marlinspike, is stepping down, he said in a blog post on Monday.

Social Media

Business Insider

TikTok is testing its own ‘retweet’ function, but it’s very different to Twitter’s

TikTok is testing a new feature similar to Twitter’s retweet.

Gaming

Business Insider

The gaming giant behind ‘Grand Theft Auto’ is buying Zynga in a nearly $13 billion deal

The massive video game publisher behind “Grand Theft Auto” and “Red Dead Redemption” announced plans on Monday to acquire the mobile game maker Zynga in a deal worth $12.7 billion

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