Meta has announced a date of June 1st for its now annual Quest Gaming Showcase. The 40-minute event will take place at 1PM Eastern time and will be streamed live across Facebook, YouTube, Horizon Worlds, and Twitch.
Viewers can expect to see new games and gameplay footage being revealed, along with a pre-show (13:45 ET) featuring debut trailers and title updates. After the main event, Meta will host a “deep-dive” talk with game developers.
The Quest Gaming Showcase comes at an important time for Mark Zuckerberg’s company as it attempts to pivot to the Metaverse. The social media giant recently purchased Within, creators of the VR fitness game Supernatural, and has lowered the price of its Quest Pro device to $999 to encourage adoption.
Despite these aggressive strategies, the company’s Reality Labs unit is still losing billions of dollars annually, so the event will be vital to keep sales of VR headsets flowing.
Yalla!Hub Forms New Partnership With WEE Marketplace
The collaboration will accelerate e-commerce digitalization and allow for speedy deliveries across the Gulf countries.
After raising $6 million to expand into Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Yalla!Hub is now set to collaborate with WEE to facilitate the sale of products through both YallaMarket and the WEE marketplace. The companies plan to enhance the GCC e-commerce market using a range of innovative solutions for sales and delivery, presenting new opportunities for Emirati-based and foreign suppliers.
“This collaboration with WEE Marketplace signifies a major step forward in our mission to revolutionize e-commerce through digitalization in the UAE and GCC, making market entry and operations smoother both for customers and businesses. With this partnership, we’re able to extend the reach of brands to a wider audience,” explained Leo Dovbenko, CEO of Yalla!Hub.
Meanwhile, new partner WEE is uniquely positioned in the UAE and already well known for fast delivery services. The company’s WEE Marketplace will soon feature goods from Yalla!Hub on their platform, empowering Dubai shoppers with 1-hour delivery windows and a next-day service across the rest of the Emirates.
“WEE Marketplace and Yalla!Hub are absolute leaders of the UAE fast e-commerce market, and this partnership opens new horizons for brands, allowing them to enter at once both platforms. We choose the brands very carefully, aiming to give the best products to our customers,” said Anastasia Kim, CEO and co-founder of WEE marketplace.
The Emirati e-commerce market has now reached a value of nearly $13 billion and is expected to grow to $20 billion by 2027. Express deliveries account for 5.5% of total merchandise turnover, which currently stands at around $700 million. Among the express delivery categories, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, flowers, and groceries lead the way.