Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Instagram is looking to add support for non-fungible tokens “in the near term” during an interview on the company’s creator economy and metaverse plans at the SXSW tech and culture festival. On top of aiming to let users bring NFTs onto Instagram, Zuckerberg said that the app will “hopefully” let users create, or “mint,” their own NFTs at some point in the...
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Why Amazon Is Giving Employees Record Amounts of Stock, Even as It Trims Head Count
At a moment when Amazon’s overall workforce is shrinking, the company is awarding stock to employees at a record-breaking clip to keep top talent from heading for the exits. Amazon granted 138 million restricted stock units to employees in the second quarter, as the chart above shows—an 82% increase from the number of restricted shares for employees it issued during the same period...
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