Meta (Facebook) revenues are down due to weak demand for ads

Meta (Facebook) revenues are down due to weak demand for ads

Meta has for the first time set a lower quarter books compared to a year earlier. The company recorded sales of 28.2 billion euros last quarter, one percent less than the same period in 2021. Meta expects another decline next quarter. In total, revenue from the divested quarter decreased by $ 255 million. It is the first time that the company’s turnover is spinning, writes The Financial Times, among others. Instagram Instagram and Facebook facebook the decline is mainly due to Meta’s ‘family of apps’, which include Instagram and Facebook,…

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A very silly idea: to use the moored cruise ships as asylums

A very silly idea: to use the moored cruise ships as asylums

A week after the cabinet proposed the plan to receive asylum seekers in ships on the high seas, state secretary Van der Burg is already putting an end to it. According to him, there are too many risks attached to the unorthodox reception method and it is not possible to always have boats commuting between an asylum ship and the quay. The government will rent three cruise ships for the reception of asylum seekers, Van der Burg said in a letter to the House of Representatives on Thursday. Due to…

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EU countries do poker face, while the fight for gas is imminent

EU countries do poker face, while the fight for gas is imminent

If the German economy is in trouble because of a Russian gas deficit, how much does Belgium share in the blows? That will come in handy. However, much depends on the imminent fight for energy in Europe. The Belgian and German economies are closely intertwined. A nice illustration is the ethylene pipeline between the two countries. It connects the Antwerp chemical cluster with the German Ruhr area, and runs through a branch to Ludwigshafen, the home of the German chemical giant BASF. But whether problems in German chemistry – for…

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