App Stores Starting to Open Up Steps Towards the Metaverse

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By Michael Inouye | 4Q 2021 | IN-6298


New Laws and Court Decisions Pushing Apps Stores to Start Opening Up Ecosystems


Facebook has recently rebranded itself as “Meta” to emphasize its direction as a company and the critical importance of the metaverse. Mark Zuckerberg’s Founders Letter 2021 addressing these changes made several statements relevant to this insight and the development of the metaverse. Despite the name change, which some may view as Facebook’s attempt to become the metaverse, Zuckerberg emphasized “the metaverse will not be created by one company” and his belief is “the lack of choice for consumers and high fees for developers are stifling innovation and holding back the internet economy.”

While a range of negative publicity has surrounded Meta/Facebook, Zuckerberg’s statements regarding the metaverse is spot on and if the company holds true to these convictions then another massive tech player has embraced the pathway to the metaverse. Standing in the way of pursuing the metaverse are the numerous walled gardens and platforms that favor controls and restrictions over facilitating int…

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