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Last Week in Tech - January 7, 2022

Jamie Nightingale

7 January, 2022

Happy New Year everyone. If your resolution is to keep informed of all the best tech news every week, you’ve come to the right place.

H&M in the Metaverse

One of the world’s leading high street clothes retailers has announced it will be opening a virtual clothes store in the Metaverse, allowing users to simulate walking around an H&M and purchasing its virtual products. This announcement is probably some years away from becoming a reality, but it does symbolise how quickly many retailers are jumping on the metaverse bandwagon.

I personally don’t know if all this malarky will catch on, but it's good to know I’ll be able to buy my favourite pair of comfy pants in the Metaverse just in case it does.

Apple market valuation

In a move that will have Mansa Musa (the richest man of all time, come on guys keep up) rolling in his grave, Apple has reached a market valuation of $3 trillion, the highest market valuation ever achieved by a business.

What makes this particularly interesting is that it doesn’t come remotely as a surprise and looks set to continue at a sustainable rate. No bubble is going to burst over here.

I wonder when these blogs are going to hit the jackpot.

Blackberry pulls the plug 

Having halted manufacturing the devices in 2016, BlackBerry announced earlier this week that it was pulling the plug on its handsets, implementing updates that will render all the phones operating systems defunct.

I honestly thought this happened years ago. Who are these Luddites still using BlackBerrys and why have they not been consigned to history yet?

Anyway, RIP BlackBerry. I’ll always remember using you to BBM other kids in my late childhood but let’s be honest, your death is long overdue.