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01:50 — Yahoo has made its first prominent foray into the Metaverse via Decentraland. The company is focused specifically on Hong Kong, which is currently experiencing strict Covid-19 safety precautions, making it challenging to enjoy social settings like bars, clubs, restaurants, and other public venues.
02:37 — Yahoo recognized Hong Kong’s need for a new social outlet. Though the optics of capitalizing on the Covid-19 pandemic can be viewed in a negative light, users can benefit immensely from Yahoo’s efforts.
03:15 — Hong Kong Residents will be privy to Decentraland’s virtual events in lieu of in-person options. This play by Yahoo recognizes the currently restricted movement of users observing pandemic safety protocols, and how that social restriction can be a major driver toward Metaverse technologies.
04:33 — Offering relief through Metaverse events expands Yahoo’s reach and affords users a new sense of freedom previously unavailable due to Covid-19 lockdowns.
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