Microsoft halts two flagship metaverse ventures, layoffs loom

Project Arisim and Project Bonsai will be no more

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Microsoft halts two flagship metaverse ventures, layoffs loom
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Microsoft halts two flagship metaverse ventures, layoffs loom

Microsoft has surprised the tech world with its decision to halt two of its flagship ventures in the metaverse, namely Project Airsim and Project Bonsai.

The move, which is anticipated to impact a significant number of employees, marks an unexpected shift for the tech giant.  Initially intended as a pioneering AI-based aircraft simulation system ...

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