Mark Zuckerberg

How Do Your Eating Habits Compare to Warren Buffett, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg?

Do you eat better or worse than these mavens?<p>Finding out the eating habits of some of the world’s richest and most powerful business leaders is one way of gaining insight into their success and productivity secrets. After all, a person’s eating habits are one of the bedrocks of their energy and …

Success

Facebook's top lawyer — not Zuck — will testify before Congress on Russia-linked ads

• <b>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg will not publicly testify before Congress about Russia's use of social media to influence US elections.</b>• <b><br>The company is instead sending its top lawyer, Colin Stretch to testify on November 1.</b>• <b><br>Facebook reports its quarterly earnings the same day as</b> …

Advertising

Silicon Valley’s Tech Gods Are Headed for a Reckoning

How Facebook and Google became mercenaries—and now casualties—in the information war.<p>As early Facebook employees recently told my colleague <b>Nick Bilton,</b> the social network’s rapid evolution into a global power-player has come as a relative shock. “They look at the role Facebook now plays in society, …

Silicon Valley

Senator Suggests Facebook Soft-Pedaled Its Role in Russia's Election Meddling

So much for transparency. What Mark Zuckerberg has copped to so far is "the tip of the iceberg," according to Mark Warner, co-sponsor of a new bill to regulate political ads.<p>Facebook is in all kinds of trouble for letting Russian agents use its platform to spread phony rumors and inflammatory …

Mark Warner

Meet the nine richest people in America, who have a combined fortune of $567 billion

On Tuesday, Forbes released its 2017 list of the richest people in America.<p>The Forbes 400 list features the wealthiest billionaires in the US, but …

Wealth

Facebook executive on election interference: ‘sometimes bad things happen’

Facebook’s head of its Messenger app, David Marcus, said on Wednesday that nefarious activity are just a reality of platforms with enormous reach …

Wall Street Journal

AR/VR Weekly: the view from Oculus Connect 4

Last week was Facebook’s dog-and-pony show Oculus Connect 4: We got news on an upcoming $200 standalone headset, the next-gen Santa Cruz project, a lower price for the Rift VR gear (and a more intense price war with HTC), a new Minority Report-like interface, and a partnership with the studio that …

Virtual Reality

Writing's on the wall for Trump, Zuckerberg in West Bank

Newly daubed graffiti on the Israeli wall cutting off the occupied West Bank lambasts US President Donald Trump and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Street Art

Facebook Is Testing Its News Subscription Tool, But Only on Android

Facebook is testing a news subscription tool for its Instant Articles mobile feature. But the social networking giant is only testing the paywalled …

Personalized News

The Harvard Professor Who Taught Gates And Zuckerberg

What are the odds that one Harvard professor would teach two of the university’s most successful dropouts, and now the first and fourth richest people in the country – 26 years apart?<p>Harvard computer science and math professor Harry Lewis had Bill Gates as a student in 1976 and then Mark Zuckerberg …

Education

Tech founders dominate Forbes magazine's billionaire list

The boom in tech stocks has made people like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg multibillionaires, followed by the founders of Twitter, Snap …

Business

Doctorate, Degree or Dropout: How Much Education It Takes To Become A Billionaire

What does it take to become super rich in America? Do you actually need an Ivy League degree or an MBA from a top school? Does starring on a varsity team, being president of your fraternity or majoring in a particular subject help? Forbes collected data on as many Forbes 400 members as possible, …

Education

How Facebook Must Prepare for the 2020 Election

As the social-media juggernaut's power grows, so too do its responsibilities.<p>By nearly any measure, Facebook Inc. is an extraordinary success. Its market capitalization exceeds $500 billion. Its user base outnumbers all but one continent. Mark Zuckerberg, its chief executive officer, is one of the …

Sheryl Sandberg

Trump, Zuckerberg and Larry David get graffiti treatment in new West Bank murals

An Australian graffiti artists has plastered the West Bank separation barrier with images of Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, Hillary Clinton and Larry …

West Bank

Mark Zuckerberg's Very American New Year's Resolution: Gutting Salmon, Driving Race Cars, Eating Cheesesteak

The Facebook co-founder is taking a frantic crash-course in how Americans live.

Fortune 500

Mark Zuckerberg confirming what people have thought for a long time

The clues where there, frankly.ZUCKERBERG<br>E X P O S E D pic.twitter.com/841RwfFrEw— Cyber Violence [HC] (@HSuggests) October 18, 2017Remember …

British Humour

Facebook acquiring tbh, a social network popular with teens

Mark Zuckerberg’s social network once again makes a play to appeal to young users.<p>Facebook is trying again to be cool with teens.<p>The tech giant said Monday it's buying tbh, a social network popular with teens that lets people send compliments to each other through anonymous quizzes. Facebook didn't …

Facebook

What did Zuckerberg's $100 million buy in Newark? A bit of progress

In September 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg went on <i>The Oprah Winfrey Show</i>, along with then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, to announce an eye-popping gift: $100 million to reform Newark Public Schools.<p>Local philanthropists and others would match that, doubling …

Education

How to regulate Facebook and the online giants in one word: transparency

Demands to regulate hi-tech companies like Google, Facebook and Apple are being heard at deafening pitch almost every day. This rush by the political …

Privacy

Facebook Turns to the Deep State in Its Cyberwar with Russia

Mark Zuckerberg’s new strategy begs the question: is Facebook becoming too powerful?<p>In light of revelations that their company’s platform was used by Russian actors during the 2016 election, Facebook executives have embarked on an extensive public-relations rehabilitation campaign. Last month, …

Facebook

Why Facebook, Google, and Amazon are Monopolies That Endanger American Democracy

When it comes to platform monopolies, there’s a weird libertarian myth about our ability as consumers to choose our fate. If you don’t like Facebook, …

Jewish Culture

Stephen Colbert Chastises Mark Zuckerberg Over His Tone-Deaf VR ‘Visit’ To Puerto Rico

Facebook founder and alleged Nickelback bully Mark Zuckerberg has taken a fair bit of heat over his idea to meld VR promotion with a horrific tragedy. We’d recommend against it and <i>Late Show</i> host Stephen Colbert is just as exasperated as everyone else is about Zuckerberg’s tone-deaf trot out.<p>On …

Celebrity News

As the World Tweets, Social Media Chiefs Remain Tight-Lipped

If only Twitter, Facebook and Google could keep their stories straight.<p>They thrive by mining the private information of the billions of people who use them, many of whom are naïve about the value of what they are giving up with each post or click. But the companies are grudging at best when it …

Social Media

Can Facebook banish virtual reality's loner factor?

If this was the week that Facebook would take virtual reality into the mainstream, it got off to the worst possible start.<p>On Monday Mark Zuckerberg broadcast a video over his social network showing the company’s founder “touring” the flood-hit disaster zones of Puerto Rico in virtual reality (VR). …

Virtual Reality

Peak Zuckerberg: There’s a new digital magazine coming that only analyzes photos of Mark Zuckerberg

So many grey hoodies and t-shirts.<p>When Tim Hwang first came up with the idea for a Mark Zuckerberg-inspired digital magazine, he thought it was pretty funny.<p>Hwang, who lives in San Francisco and works in the tech industry, found himself routinely saving images of Facebook’s CEO to his phone, …

Technology

'The sins of Silicon Valley': Backlash mounts against Google, Facebook, Amazon

The populist backlash against the tone-deaf and arguably harmful actions of certain players in Silicon Valley has increased in recent months. A new essay in The New York Times takes the argument a step further, suggesting that despite the benefits companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon provide …

Silicon Valley

Facebook Promises to Finally Add Black Member to All-White Board

After being pressed by black lawmakers, Facebook has finally committed to hiring a black person to serve on its board of directors. Currently, no …

African-American News

South Park mocks Zuckerberg for spread of fake news

The Zuck’s arrival in South Park couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time as he makes his second cartoon appearance this week.<p>Oh how ironic it …

South Park

Tech Tent: Should reality be virtual or augmented?

• Stream or download the latest Tech Tent podcast<br>• Listen to previous episodes on the BBC website<br>• Listen live every Friday at 15:00 BST on the BBC World Service<p><b>What kind of reality do we want to live in - a virtual or augmented world? Two of the most powerful men in the technology world disagreed this</b> …

Silicon Valley

Facebook may add hundreds of employees to its growing Chicago office

Facebook is growing its Chicago presence in a big way, making room in its downtown office for potentially hundreds of new employees.<p>Facebook is adding three floors and around 100,000 additional square feet to its office on Wacker Drive, as first reported by the Chicago Tribune. The new space could …