Meta executive says metaverse will provide for more engaged, present workforce interactions The metaverse is not designed to replace in-person interaction, but instead is intended to give people a “feeling of presence, feeling like you are right there and with other people,” a Meta executive told an audience recently during a joint presentation with the Iowa […]

Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy has entered into an agreement with Meta to buy power from its Great Pathfinder Wind project in Boone and Hamilton counties to provide energy to Meta’s operations in the region, including its data center in Altoona. According to a news release, it is Meta’s second clean-power purchase agreement in Iowa. “Our […]

Meta (formerly Facebook) announced Tuesday a seventh and final expansion at its Altoona Data Center that will make it the company’s largest operational data center in the world. The expansion will add two new buildings to the data center campus, which upon completion will total more than 5 million square feet. Completion is expected in 2025. […]