In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative with the modest goal of curing all diseases before the end of the century. More »
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social-media platform is increasing empathy between people. That's because people can bond over shared interests, Zuckerberg said. Some experts disagree: One professor said Facebook actually encourages...Show More Summary
Mark Zuckerberg’s company may be a money-printing powerhouse, but Twitter and Snap may soon eat into Facebook’s ad dollars. As GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives told CNBC, there’s a number of factors that are boosting the prospects of both Twitter and Snap, at the expense of Facebook. Show More Summary
There’s an apparent gap between what the Facebook CEO wants and the realities of the people that implement his wishes.
The social network’s big conference is where CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives his biggest speech of the year.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mark Zuckerberg has mandated wholesale change at Facebook after a year during which the company was rocked by Russian meddling, fake news, and controversies over its role in a democracy. But there’s an apparent gap between what the big boss wants and the realities of the people that implement his wishes - a […]
After heated criticism of Facebook’s role in disseminating “fake news,” Mark Zuckerberg has declared that he wants to make the social media company “good for people's well-being.” It’s the height of hypocrisy, then, that the company has launched Messenger Kids, its first-ever app for children under...
Cornell Tech is a new graduate school in New York City that wants to "build a better digital future." The Studio Program, the school's core curriculum, helps students build a company from conception to prototype. Over Cornell Tech'sShow More Summary
Last month, Mark Zuckerberg admitted that time spent was down on Facebook. He added that this was, actually, a good thing–that the platform’s intention is to get more active consumption and not just endless scrolling. Now a new report...Show More Summary
An astute piece at The Daily Beast on the emerging dystopian dream of the total surveillance urban society. A clip: Mark Zuckerberg, even as he fought to expand his own sprawling suburban homestead, envisions his employees living inShow More Summary
It seems that bad guys (Russians and others) are using Facebook to spread all sorts of nonsense under false identities. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO and very rich person, tells us that he is very concerned about the problem but doesn't know exactly what to do. Show More Summary
On January 19, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained how the company planned to decide which news sources it would prioritize in the (now with less news!) News Feed. “We decided that having the community determine which sources are broadly trusted would be most objective,” he wrote. This plan — in which users would be asked...
In a scathing opinion piece by the Washington Examiner’s editorial board, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is accused of colluding with Russian president Vladimir Putin after caving to pressure from Moscow to “suppress Instagram posts,” of Kremlin critics. Show More Summary
Venture capitalist Peter Thiel is moving to Los Angeles and considering leaving Facebook's board of directors, according to The Wall Street Journal. Thiel's political leanings came under fire from many in Silicon Valley following the...Show More Summary
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings reportedly offered to resign from Facebook's board over his disagreement with Peter Thiel's support of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to The Wall Street Journal. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg...Show More Summary
Universal basic income got its first endorsement this week from a 2020 presidential candidate (unless you believe the speculation that Mark Zuckerberg is going to run for president). In this week’s Beyond VB section, I included a link to a New York Times profile of Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America who is betting […]
Facebook Inc. has started pushing a virtual private network app to some users in what could be a case of beware of Mark Zuckerberg bearing gifts. The Onavo VPN app, acquired by Facebook in 2013, is being offered as an option to iOS users...Show More Summary
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asked Bill and Melinda Gates what advice they would give their younger selves if they could go back in time. Bill Gates said that he regrets not realizing earlier that having many different skill sets makes...Show More Summary
"I am disappointed. I am embarrassed. I am ashamed." So read an email Roger McNamee sent to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg just days before the 2016 election. McNamee is the Zuckerberg mentor who convinced the Facebook CEO to hire Sandberg in the first place, and as an 11,000-word...
Mark Zuckerberg says recent changes have reduced the amount of time users spend on Facebook by 50 million hours each day, but those changes aren't the only reasons, according to users.