All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mark Zuckerberg’

For Buisnesses, More to Come with Facebook Messenger

For Buisnesses, More to Come with Facebook Messenger

Last year at its F8 conference, Facebook introduced business features for Messenger, though so far, things have been pretty limited. The ecommerce businesses that have been using it, however, have been happy with it so far. That is according to Mark Zuckerberg. Are you looking forward to more business feature availability for Messenger? Do you think it’s something your customers …

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Priscilla Chan: The First Lady Of Facebook Makes TV Debut

Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg’s wife, recently gave birth to their first born Max. Along with the announcement of the birth of their daughter, Zuckerberg and Chan announced they will donate 99 percent of their fortune to charity. First-time father, Zuckerberg made the statement in a letter to his daughter posted on his Facebook page. JUST IN: Mark Zuckerberg and wife …

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Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg Welcome Baby Max, Pledge Fortune to Charity

Priscilla Chan and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are new parents. The couple announced the birth of their first child, a daughter named Max, on Tuesday. “I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to our Max. Her being fills us with hope and inspires us to join others in creating a better future,” Chan said in a Facebook post. She then …

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Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg To Share Donation Details In Coming Months

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg welcomed their first child last week, a baby girl they named Max, and they’re already thinking of her future. The First Couple of Facebook announced this week that they plan to donate 99% of their shares from the social media company–an estimated $45 billion–to various causes in the coming years in order to make the …

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Isobel Bowdery: South African Woman Survives Paris Massacre by Playing Dead, Facebook Post Goes Viral

Isobel Bowdery is a 22-year-old South African woman who was at the Eagles of Death concert in Paris on Friday night when gunmen entered and began executing countless people. Bowdery played dead inside the concert hall. She has since shared her account of surviving the Paris attacks on her Facebook page. That post has since gone viral. #ParisAttacks survivor Isobel …

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Priscilla Chan: Mark Zuckerberg Shares Photo Of, Gushes About, Pregnant Wife

Priscilla Chan looks absolutely blissful in a new photo posted to Facebook by her husband, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. With the photo, Zuckerberg included an incredibly sweet caption about Priscilla Chan. He said of Chan, “This is a stunning photo of Priscilla. I love her expression: intense yet kind, fierce yet loving, leading yet always supporting others. Thank you to …

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Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Reactions’ Give You New Ways To Express Love, Awe, Humor & Sadness

Mark Zuckerberg hosted a Q&A last month in which he dropped the bombshell that Facebook was finally getting ready to release a “dislike” button. He actually did imply that was what was coming at first before kind of backtracking and clarifying that this isn’t exactly what we would be getting. In reality, we would get different types responses to express …

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Instagram Tops 400M Users, Leaves Twitter in the Dust

Instagram Tops 400M Users, Leaves Twitter in the Dust

Instagram has just hit another user milestone. According to the company, it now has 400 million users. It hit 300 million back in December of 2014, so the photo-oriented social network took less than a year to snag the next 100 million users. “Our community has evolved to be even more global, with more than 75 percent living outside of …

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Ahmed Mohamed: Mark Zuckerberg Asks Him to Come Visit Facebook

Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teen thrust in the national spotlight after he was arrested and suspended for bringing a homemade clock to school, might have a job at Facebook waiting for him in a few years. “You’ve probably seen the story about Ahmed, the 14 year old student in Texas who built a clock and was arrested when he took …

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Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg Expecting Baby Girl, Couple Shares Openly About Miscarriages

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday they’re expecting a baby girl. In a very poignant Facebook post, the couple also shared openly about several miscarriages Priscilla Chan had in her attempt to have a baby. “This will be a new chapter in our lives,” Zuckerberg wrote in the post. “We’ve already been so fortunate for the opportunity to …

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Are Having a Baby

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are going to be parents. Zuckerberg announced that they will be having a baby girl. It will be their first child. “This will be a new chapter in our lives. We’ve already been so fortunate for the opportunity to touch people’s lives around the world — Cilla as a doctor and …

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Will Businesses Take Facebook’s Bait This Time?

A lot of business have felt gamed by Facebook after the company gave them a free way to reach people by their pages, got them hooked on that, and then made it so they can only reach a much smaller amount of fans without paying for sponsored posts. It sounds like Facebook is going to try a similar approach in …

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Mark Zuckerberg on AI, Poking, and Whether or Not the Machines Win

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently held another Q&A, in which he talked artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the future of the company. He also had nice interchanges with Stephen Hawking and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and answered a question about Poking. Here are some of his most interesting responses. On the topic of Facebook’s “real name policy” and its effect on the …

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Supreme Court Marriage Ruling Got You Feeling Prideful? Facebook Lets You Rainbow Your Profile Pic

If you’re excited about today’s Supreme Court ruling, Facebook has a cool way to let you show it. Head on over to facebook.com/celebratepride and you can add a rainbow filter to your profile picture. See? Mark Zuckerberg just did it: Earlier today, Zuckerberg praised the ruling, saying we are moving in the right direction. Our country was founded on the …

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Mark Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Immigrant Scholarship Fund

Continuing his push to bring the plight on immigrants to the forefront of public discussion, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made another investment in a pro-immigrant cause. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have donated $5 million to TheDream.us, a scholarship fund that helps undocumented immigrants go to college. “Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are part of our communities …

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New Facebook Feature Should Increase Link Sharing

Facebook is testing a new feature that could (and should) lead to mobile users sharing more links, which in turn, should increase Facebook’s lead as the social media referral traffic king. TechCrunch reports that Facebook is piloting “a new way to add a link that’s been shared on Facebook to your posts and comments”. Essentially, when you go to post …

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Facebook Instant Articles: More Details Emerge

There have been reports for months that Facebook has been looking to get publishers to let the social network host their content so it can show it to users in a quicker, more user-friendly manner, particularly on mobile devices. In March, The New York Times reported that itself, as well as BuzzFeed, National Geographic, and others were joining Facebook in …

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Here’s Some Kid Talking About ‘The Facebook’ on CNBC in 2004

I dunno who this guy is, but he’s not very good at selling his product, which appears to be some “cyber-matchmaking” service called “The Facebook”. The fact that he has over 100,000 users and is looking to expand to hopefully 100 colleges soon is pretty impressive though. CNBC unearthed this interview with a very young Mark Zuckerberg, talking about a …

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Facebook ‘Powerball’ Scam Screws Woman out of $10K

Neither Facebook nor its CEO Mark Zuckerberg are ever going to give you money, unless you’re a charity – then you might get a fat donation from Zuck. But for average, everyday people on Facebook, anyone claiming to have money for you is lying. Most of us would reply duh to that – but some of the oldest scams in …

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Here’s What Mark Zuckerberg Just Said About The Latest News Feed Update And Hosting Publisher Content

This week, Facebook announced its latest round of changes to the News Feed algorithm. Once again, it doesn’t exactly sound like great news for people running Facebook pages. While there were three different changes, the one that has people and businesses worried sees Facebook showing people more content from their friends and less from Pages, at least for those who …

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Facebook Talks ‘Anthology’ And Other Video Efforts

Facebook just announced the launch of Anthology, a new marketing program that gives brands access to a group of well-known video publishers to improve the quality of video ads. This group of publishers includes Vice Media, Vox Media, The Onion, Funny or Die, Electus Digital, Oh My Disney, and Tastemade. “As video consumption continues to grow on Facebook, it is …

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Zuck Discusses Facebook Search On Earnings Call

Facebook reported its Q1 earnings on Wednesday, and while it wasn’t talked about a great deal, the subject of Facebook’s efforts in search did come up during the ensuing conference call. In his prepared remarks, CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned that Facebook is now seeing over a billion mobile searchers per day. The mobile search number is noteworthy for a couple …

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Mark Zuckerberg: Vaccines Work and Are Important

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is wading into the vaccination debate, as his newest book club choice tackles “anti-vaxxers” and disproves their various arguments – without actually focusing on the anti-vaccination movement by name. Zuckerberg has chosen On Immunity by Eula Biss, one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2014. And in his recommendation, Zuckerberg has …

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Facebook Brings Free, Basic Internet to India

Facebook has brought its internet.org app to India, giving free, basic internet access to people in six Indian states – Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana. The deal is a partnership with Reliance Communications. By “basic”, we’re talking 38 services – which includes Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Wikipedia, wikiHow, ESPN Cricket Info, Bing search, and BBC News. There …

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Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg Donate Millions to San Francisco Hospital

Priscilla Chan and hubby Mark Zuckerberg made an incredibly generous donation to San Francisco General Hospital. The couple donated $75 million, which is said to be the largest single donation made by individuals to a U.S. public hospital. There was a very personal reason for the donation–at least on behalf of Priscilla Chan. She worked at the hospital for several …

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Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg: $75M To Hospital

Priscilla Chan and famous husband Mark Zuckerberg have given $75 million to San Francisco General Hospital, according to CNN. Dr. Priscilla Chan worked for years at San Francisco General Hospital, referred to locals as The General, during her pediatric residency. Now a doctor at USCF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and wife to the incredibly wealthy Facebook mogul, Priscilla Chan wanted to …

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Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Priscilla Chan Give $75 Million to Hospital Where She Completed Residency

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have just announced a huge donation to San Francisco General Hospital. The couple is giving $75 million to the hospital, which is called The General, to expand the size of the ER and provide more beds for patients. “To add some specifics, our contribution today will allow The General to double the size …

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Zucked: A Recent History of Facebook’s Blunders

Facebook is celebrating its 11th birthday this week – news that’s likely to make you feel pretty old. As a 28-year-old who signed up for Facebook during the summer before college, it’s hard to imagine a world without it. We all love Facebook. We all hate Facebook. We all love to hate and hate to love Facebook. Plenty of walks …

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Wouldn’t A Dislike Button Help Facebook Deal With This Issue?

Late last week, Backchannel put out a very interesting report on Facebook using a group of human testers to help them figure out the type of content to show in the News Feed. Sometimes algorithms just aren’t enough. If your’e interested in how Facebook determines what to show you, you should give it a read. Within it, Facebook execs made …

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Zuckerberg Opens Up About Facebook Search

As you may know, Facebook greatly expanded its search offerings last month when it launched the ability to search posts. You can now search keywords and get back results from people and pages you’re connected to. It instantly made Facebook a lot more useful as a search tool because it gives you access to content that’s not getting indexed by …

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