That didn't seem to stop Facebook from publicly announcing the name change and branding, quite the Zuck move.
Meta (the real one) have posted a public letter about this on their front page. I'm linking the Archive copy because the front page will be eventually replaced by an actual website:
@guysoft @polychrome wow, and also https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta_(academic_company) which was acquired by Zuck back in 2017 and recently announced its closure…
@polychrome I saw a post on the /r/gamedev subreddit about something similar. A game studio called Metawe that got their Facebook page taken down for "impersonation" (apparently they've had the name trademarked since 2017)
@polychrome I am going to call anything thai is even shittier than a "dick move" a "Zuck move" going forward
@polychrome I mean where did you come across that link. If it was a place with discussion I would like to see the discussion.
@faun me too, it's been awhile since I've posted it and I'm not on my PC. There might be some discussion on this by now.
Apparently the nate skullik turned up and expressed willingness to talk about the technology meta company are supposedly making, no one engaged him though https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29077106
For me, them winning in court then never releasing a product would actually be the ideal outcome, the sacred word would be settle in the ground, safe from the profanity of use
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