An obituary for the Metaverse, the latest fad to join the tech graveyard

Hi, I’m Matt Turner, the editor in chief of business at Insider. Welcome back to Insider Today’s Sunday edition, a roundup of some of our top stories. 

On the agenda today:

An obituary for the metaverse, the latest fad to join the tech graveyard.Why are rents so expensive? Because people ditched their roommates.Microsoft instructed managers to give fewer “exceptional rewards.” We’ve got the leaked email.BlackRock is wrestling with who could succeed Larry Fink. Here’s who’s in the running.

But first: I break down some of our most recent award-winning journalism below. 

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Insider won in seven categories at the New York Press Club Awards last week. Here’s a recap of some of our award-winning journalism:

Linette Lopez was recognized for her commentary predicting a stock-market washout. The Nasdaq finished 2022 down more than 20%.Andy Dunn won for his reporting on a gene…

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