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John Carmack Sues Former Employer ZeniMax For $22.5 Million

John Carmack, the new CTO of Oculus has sued ZeniMax Media for not paying the remaining amount for id Software purchase. However, ZeniMax has stated that the claims made by Carmack are baseless.

Business Tech March 10, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan Are Having Another Baby Girl

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting baby no. 2. Just like any other expecting parent these days, Zuckerberg made the announcement via a Facebook post.

Life & Style March 9, 2017

Harvard Taps Mark Zuckerberg To Deliver 2017 Commencement Speech

Harvard has confirmed that Mark Zuckerberg is set to address the university's 2017 commencement. Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard some years ago to focus on Facebook.

Internet March 7, 2017

Facebook Begins Testing Ad Breaks In Live Videos In US

Facebook has finally begun the beta testing of its Ad Break feature in live videos in the U.S. The Ad Break will allow broadcasters to directly earn revenue share from the adverts they have used.

Internet February 24, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg's Manifesto Embraces Facebook's Destiny: Why You Should Be Afraid

Mark Zuckerberg has published a statement outlining the direction that Facebook will be taking. The almost 6,000-word piece talked big about how the social media company can change the world for the better, but some people were disturbed.

Internet February 18, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Visits Oculus Research Lab, Shows Off VR Gloves For Drawing, Typing, And Web-Slinging

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg paid a visit to the Oculus Research Lab in Redmond, Washington. In one of the photos that he uploaded, Zuckerberg can be seen trying out what looks like a prototype for virtual reality gloves.

Gadgets February 10, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Looking To Create Technology That Can Read Your Mind

Mark Zuckerberg has donated $50 million dollars to Chan Zuckerberg Biohub . Some of the money would go into researching neural implants which could lead scientists to create technology to read a person’s mind.

Neuroscience February 9, 2017

Facebook Shareholders Believe Independent Chairperson Should Replace Zuckerberg

A recent shareholder proposal has asked for the dismissal of Mark Zuckerberg from the board of directors of Facebook. The proposal has been submitted by some shareholders belonging to consumer watchdog group SumOfUs.

Business Tech February 7, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Concerned By President Trump's Executive Orders

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has expressed his concerns over the latest executive orders initiated by President Donald Trump. Zuckerberg outlined the big picture concerns and referred to the U.S. as a country for immigrants.

Life & Style January 28, 2017

Ex-Android Senior And Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra Joins Facebook To Lead Team Oculus, VR Efforts

Facebook has tapped former Xiaomi global VP Hugo Barra to lead its virtual reality efforts. Barra will join Facebook as the new vice president of virtual reality, in charge of Team Oculus.

Business Tech January 26, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Not Planning To Run For President, As He's Focusing On Facebook And Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Mark Zuckerberg has rejected claims that he is going to run for president. He argued that he is focused on running Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative but a number of observers are not convinced.

Internet January 25, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg's CZI Acquires AI Startup Meta

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has acquired AI startup Meta. The initiative promises to bring free AI search tools for scientists in a bid to wipe off all diseases from the face of the Earth.

Business Tech January 24, 2017

How Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Profile Stays Squeaky Clean: It's All Thanks To His PR Team

Mark Zuckerberg is committed to changing his image from an intense hoodie-wearing billionaire to a more mature and charismatic titan of industry -- all with the help of his Facebook PR team, of course.

Business Tech January 21, 2017

Facebook Bought Oculus For $3 Billion, Not $2 Billion: Zuckerberg Discloses Acquisition Details In Trial

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that the virtual reality startup Palmer Luckey had founded, Oculus Rift, was actually purchased for $3 billion. The company is currently facing allegations by ZeniMax’s over its intellectual property.

Business Tech January 18, 2017

Oculus Theft Case: Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify In $2 Billion Lawsuit

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be testifying in a $2 billion lawsuit filed by ZeniMax. The lawsuit alleges that the technology for the Oculus Rift VR had been stolen from ZeniMax by some Oculus employees.

Business Tech January 16, 2017

Wealth Gap: These 8 Men Have As Much Money As Half The World’s Population

The eight richest persons in the world, six of which are American entrepreneurs, hold as much wealth as the poorer half of the global population, an analysis of global think tank Oxfam has revealed.

Business Tech January 16, 2017

Facebook To Start Testing Anti-Fake News Tools In Germany

Facebook has announced that it will besting a fake news filtering tool in Germany in the coming weeks. The social media company is under pressure to introduce steps against misinformation that many believe is undermining democracy.

Internet January 15, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg For President? Quartz Comes Up With To-Do List For Facebook CEO's White House Bid

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced his personal challenge to visit all 50 states of the country this year, fueling speculation that he is entering politics in the future. According to Quartz, here are some of the things that the Facebook CEO needs to do in order to have a successful presidential run.

January 15, 2017

Facebook Issues Fix For Messenger Battery Drain Problem

Facebook users have recently complained of battery drainage and heating issues online. David Marcus, VP of Facebook has acknowledged and addressed the glitch, offering a solution.

Apps/Software January 12, 2017

Facebook Announces New Journalism Project To Build Stronger Ties With The News Industry

Facebook announced a new initiative called the Facebook Journalism Project, which could make the social media network a better platform for journalists. It is also created in part to address the proliferation of fake news.

Internet January 11, 2017

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Taps Former Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe

Mark Zuckerberg has tapped David Plouffe to head the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Aside from steering the organization, the political operative's hiring can help the Facebook honcho realize his own political ambition.

Internet January 11, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 2017 Resolution: Travel To More US States And Talk To More Americans

Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2017 involves traveling to 30 U.S. states and meeting more Americans. While the resolution is tamer than his previous vows, it could actually be more relevant to Zuckerberg's work at Facebook.

Internet January 3, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Is Not A 'Traditional Media Company,' Changes Tone Regarding Fake News

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief, has changed his stance on what Facebook is, having sensed increasing criticism over the unmitigated proliferation of fake news on its site. He now regards it as a media company, albeit not a traditional one.

Internet December 22, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Is Teaching His Homemade A.I. Jarvis To Understand Human Language

For his 2016 personal goal, Mark Zuckerberg attempted to build a smart home assistant to help his family, and he did just that. Nicknamed Jarvis, the A.I. can control the lights, music, temperature, and many more in Zuckerberg's home.

Apps/Software December 20, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Had Plans To Stay In Control Of Facebook And Go Into Government Simultaneously, Lawsuit Reveals

Minority investors have sued Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive over his plans to retain control of the company while pursuing prospects of government service. His proposal has been paused until the lawsuit is resolved.

Business Tech December 10, 2016

Many Students Can 'Easily Be Duped' By Fake News Online, Stanford Study Says

Stanford researchers found that most students are unable to spot fake news in the internet. Their report revealed an inability to verify legitimate sources driving the failure to identify the differences between hoax, misleading content, sponsored ads and factual content.

Internet November 22, 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Responds To Claims That Fake News Affected 2016 Election That Led To Donald Trump Presidency

Claims that fake news at Facebook helped tilt the election in Donald Trump's favor prompted Mark Zuckerberg to issue a statement denying responsibility. He has, however, referred to possible changes in the platform that indicate a different story.

Internet November 13, 2016

Did Facebook Say You Were Dead? Company Apologizes After 'Terrible Error' Memorialized Users

Facebook has admitted it made a terrible error after messages began popping up in several Facebook profiles claiming that their owners are dead. The bug also affected Mark Zuckerberg's account.

Internet November 12, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg And Other Executives Under Investigation For Facebook Hate Speech In Germany

German prosecutors have launched an investigation into Facebook's practices regarding hate speech, and they're going after the company's top executives. Mark Zuckerberg and others are under investigation for potential hate speech and criminal incitement.

Business Tech November 4, 2016

Facebook's Internet.org Now Helps 40 Million People Get Online

Internet.org now assists 40 million people in 49 countries around the world get online. Facebook and six other companies started the initiative in 2014 to bring affordable internet access to people in less-developed countries.

Internet November 3, 2016

LastPass Multi-Device Access Now Free: You Can Now Manage Passwords Across Devices Without Spending A Dime

LastPass' multi-device support, a feature that has probably driven most of its premium subscribers to upgrade, has just been made free. Now, LastPass passwords are instantly accessible from PC, laptop, tablet and smartphones for all users.

Security November 3, 2016

Facebook Tones Down Censorship, Plans To Allow Graphic Posts That Are Newsworthy

Facebook announced a new policy that effectively surrenders its ability to censor offensive content in favor of newsworthiness. The move came after a series of decisions that has left the company open to public backlash.

Internet October 21, 2016

Donald Trump Posts Spark Facebook Divide: Employees Want Hate Speech Removed, But Zuck Says No

Donald Trump's recent posts about Muslin immigration have fired a heated debate at Facebook headquarters. Facebook employees want to remove the posts as hate speech, but Zuckerberg said no.

Internet October 21, 2016

Oculus Conference Keynote: Why Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Was Nowhere To Be Found

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus was missing in action at the annual Connect developer conference of his company. There are serious reasons why Luckey chose to let others do the talking, and we lined them up for you.

Business Tech October 8, 2016

Facebook Wants To Bring Free Basics To The US: Will The Free Internet Service Be Able To Pass Net Neutrality Rules?

A report by the Washington Post claims that Facebook is looking to launch Free Basics in the United States. Will the program, which was banned in India for net neutrality concerns, be able to pass regulations in the country?

Internet October 7, 2016

Oculus Connect 3: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Teases Standalone VR Headset That Won't Need A Phone Or PC

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave the world a taste of the company's VR future at Oculus Connect 3, showing off a standalone VR headset that doens't require a phone or a PC.

Gadgets October 6, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Shares Rare Images Of Facebook's Massive Data Center In Sweden

Mark Zuckerberg has shared some images of Facebook’s data center in Luleå, Sweden. Zuckerberg suggests that the data center consumes 40 percent less power in comparison to traditional data centers.

Internet September 30, 2016

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative To Spend $3 Billion To Cure Diseases: What Are The Plans In Store?

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced a new program, the Chan Zuckerberg Science that aims to bring together health professionals and engineers in creating new tools to help cure diseases. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg hopes that the world is free from diseases by the end of the century.

Biotech September 24, 2016

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $3 Billion To Cure Disease, But Don't Expect Wonders Overnight

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative just announced plans to invest $3 billion to help cure, prevent and manage disease. The ambitious project is a long-term effort, so it's important to realize that it will take time to materialize.

Business Tech September 21, 2016

Facebook News Feed: A Look At How The Most Hated Feature 10 Years Ago Changed The Internet

It has been 10 years since the Facebook News Feed was launched. And although it is a huge part of the Facebook experience today, people hated it when it was first introduced.

Internet September 7, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Claims He Is Ready To Demo 'Jarvis' AI Assistant Next Month

Mark Zuckerberg is preparing a surprise for September, when he will showcase the smart home AI he developed for his own house. The Facebook CEO touted that he wants a Jarvis-like AI assistant, and he has it nearly ready.

Apps/Software August 31, 2016

Facebook Is Going To Let Users Activate Safety Check Feature On Their Own, Mark Zuckerberg Says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reveals that user activation of Safety Check is currently in the works. Other initiatives that deal with crisis may also get some of Facebook's attention.

Internet August 30, 2016

A Monster? Facebook Rebuts Israel's Accusations That It Sabotages Work Of Israeli Police And Abets Terrorism

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook's string of bad press continues. This time, the Israeli security minister is calling the social network out for allegedly "sabotaging" the effort of the country's police.

Internet July 5, 2016

Israeli Minister Calls Facebook A 'Monster' Over Its Abusive Content Removal Policies

Israel's Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan, called Facebook a 'monster' in a television interview. He accused the social network and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of not doing enough to prevent the spread of violence on the platform.

Internet July 5, 2016

President Obama And Mark Zuckerberg To Talk Tech On Facebook Live

President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg will share the stage during an interview at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The talk will be broadcasted via Facebook Live, showcasing the social media company’s streaming feature.

Business Tech June 23, 2016

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