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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

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

Mark Zuckerberg Covers Webcam And Mic With Tape To Protect His Privacy: Should You Do It Too?

Mark Zuckerberg covers the webcam and mic of his laptop with a tape, which is a basic and cheap way of protecting privacy. Here are some tips on how to protect your online privacy.

Security June 23, 2016

How Mark Zuckerberg Protects His Privacy? With Strips Of Tape, Of Course

Mark Zuckerberg’s public status has made him a target of number of hackers and cyber threats. Alongside personal security guards and protection investments, the Facebook owner was recently spotted sporting a new security system.

Security June 22, 2016

Facebook Shareholders Approve Class C Stock That Ensures Mark Zuckerberg Retains Control

Facebook investors have approved a proposal in creating a new class of non-voting shares: the Class C stock. This company's move keeps Mark Zuckerberg in control of the social networking site.

Business Tech June 21, 2016

What's With All The Fuss About Mark Zuckerberg Not Being A Lizard?

Mark Zuckerberg went through his first Q&A session via Facebook Live, and it was a success. The audience was relieved to learn that the CEO is actually completely human, with no lizard blood flowing through his veins.

Apps/Software June 16, 2016

Ask Zuck: Mark Zuckerberg Is Ready To Answer Questions In Upcoming Facebook Live Session

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a live Q&A session set for next week, on the company's live streaming platform called Facebook Live. The event should be quite interesting based on the questions already submitted, so here's what some users would like to know.

Internet June 10, 2016

Hacking Of Mark Zuckerberg's Social Media Accounts Teaches Us A Big Lesson: Always Choose A Good Password

Even Mark Zuckerberg's social media accounts can be hacked, so here's how to choose a good password.

Security June 7, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg's Accounts On Twitter And Pinterest Get Hacked

This weekend, Mark Zuckerberg's rarely used accounts on Twitter and Pinterest were compromised by a group of hackers called OurMine. The incident is a good reminder to tighten your security and change your passwords.

Security June 6, 2016

Watch Mark Zuckerberg Interview Space Station Astronauts Via Facebook Live

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a 20-minute Facebook Live Q&A with ISS astronauts Tim Peake, Tim Kopra and Jeff Williams. Tune in to the conversation - the first Facebook Live done on outer space.

Space June 3, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg To Broadcast Call To International Space Station Astronauts Using Facebook Live

Mark Zuckerberg will broadcast an Earth-to-space call with ISS astronauts using Facebook Live. Space science enthusiasts are encouraged to watch and send their questions.

Space May 30, 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg To Bulldoze Houses Surrounding Palo Alto Home

What is the price of privacy in Silicon Valley? Mark Zuckerberg is planning to bulldoze four houses that surround his home in Palo Alto and build four smaller houses instead.

Business Tech May 24, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Meets With Conservatives Amid Claims Of Facebook Political Bias

Following a report that accused Facebook of suppressing online stories targeted toward conservative readers under its 'trending' news section, CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with conservative commentators. Is Facebook showing political bias?

Internet May 19, 2016

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