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Although the company denied it would ever happen, Facebook is finally working on a new “Dislike” button for the social network. The…
A first for the social giant
Facebook reached a new milestone earlier this week as the social network saw one-seventh of the world’s population (aka 1 billion people)…
US policy on the world stage
Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler said on Tuesday that he doesn’t put much credibility in claims that U.S. carriers would stop investing…
The odds ain't good
John Cullinane, who co-founded what many characterize as the industry’s first standalone software startup back in 1968 near Boston, thinks the city…
Setting aside algorithms
Looks like Facebook has decided it can do Twitter’s job better. The social media site has built a live news hub for…
It's going the Google way
Facebook is growing its head count by as much as 14 percent according to a new Reuters report. It has 1,200 open job listings on…
Mark Zuckerberg’s global book club is off to a roaring start: it reportedly has more than 90,000 members and his first book selection is burning up the Amazon charts. Now,…
Locals: things are looking up
The greater Boston-Cambridge area has no problem attracting bright young people from all over the world to its colleges and universities. But it…
Here's the rundown
It has been a dramatic 24 hours for Snapchat, which had some internal emails leaked last night via the Sony hack. Sony Entertainment’s CEO,…
For the tougher moments
On Thursday, Facebook held its second ever public Town Hall (here’s our coverage of the first). It’s a chance for Facebook users…
Big Ivy League bucks
Xfund, founded three years ago as the Experiment Fund by four VC firms to fund young startups, now has $100 million in fresh…
Four years since its launch, Kik is positioning itself as America’s version of WeChat, the messaging behemoth of China. It believes it has the right product (text messaging, the old-fashioned kind) and the right audience (almost half of U.S. youth) to become a proper mobile first platform.
Facebook Look Back videos posed a pretty thorny infrastructure challenge, largely due to time constraints. The team had three weeks to get the job done.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his thoughts on the forced Messenger download, Facebook getting boring, and ebola.
Facebook’s Ebola initiative gives us insight into the company’s plans to tackle healthcare. Will social good be a key pillar?
The Teamsters union wants Facebook to stop treating its drivers like “servants.”
WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will keep his day job (in fact he’s being given 25 million restricted shares to stay put), but he’ll also take a spot of Facebook’s board.
18-year-old Michael Sayman has a new job, as one of Facebook’s youngest ever full-time engineers. His family has been struggling financially since the recession, and Sayman will be using his new tech salary to help support them.
During Facebook’s earnings call yesterday it seemed like things couldn’t get any better for the company, with both revenue and engagement growing rapidly. But this morning, the company one upped itself again, hitting the highest stock price on record since going public.
Facebook’s latest user engagement numbers, coming from its 2014 second quarter earnings statement, show a company riding high. Of Facebook’s active users, 63 percent use the site every single day.
On Monday Facebook announced a new “Save” bookmarking feature for reading links later. It’s a helpful tool for decreasing news feed clutter, but it furthers the company’s shift away from social.
Facebook’s co-founder and CEO became a lightning rod for anonymity advocates because he said having multiple personas indicated a “lack of integrity.” But he seems to have moderated his views since then and is now willing to tolerate some elements of anonymity
Pavel Durov is no longer CEO of VK, saying in a resignation post on the social network that he was no longer able to defend the site’s founding principles.
Google wants to blanket the stratosphere with free-floating internet balloons. Facebook wants to place internet drones over specific population centers. Which approach is better? Mark Zuckerberg makes Facebook’s case.
Facebook has announced that it will acquire VR hardware company Oculus Rift for $2 billion.
The Microsoft co-founder follows in the footsteps of John Lennon, Mick Jagger, and other luminaries to be the latest subject of the Rolling Stone interview.
Mark Zuckerberg posted an angry message that appears to be in response to reports that the US is instructing computers to pose as Facebook servers to spy on people.
Facebook(s fb) takes mobile very seriously — that’s where its growth lies — so it’s no surprise that Mark Zuckerberg has just…
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg famously left Cambridge, Mass. to start his company in California. Now, full circle, Facebook is officially launching an engineering office in Kendall Square.
Twitter is making its debut on the public markets and with that the fortunes of its founders, employees and many of its investors will change. As it crosses into adulthood, Twitter and its new owners need to remember this one thing — Twitter is us!
Three years and 150 million users later, Instagram, the photo sharing service that launched on October 6, 2010 is growing up — it needs to sell ads and make money. And as it grows up, I can say my love for it hasn’t diminished.
Here are my 5 takeaways from comments made by Evan Spiegel (Snapchat), Boris Sofman (Anki), Don Valentine (Sequoia Capital), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Dick Costolo (Twitter) at the Disrupt SF 2013 conference.
A tough mission for The Experiment Fund: Help the next Facebook or Microsoft put down roots in Boston/Cambridge instead of out West.
Huawei CEO Ken Hu isn’t just promising to deliver a technology that’s nowhere defined. He’s reducing network innovation down to a question of mere speed. The mobile industry should have much bigger priorities.
Twitter wants to go public and in order to do so, it needs to grow really fast – both in terms of revenues and users. And in order to do so, it needs to cut ties with the past and look at the normals.
Facebook’s Internet.org wants to streamline the wireless industry, making mobile data available to billions of people. It’s a noble goal, but as Facebook acknowledges, it needs to start with its own notoriously data-hungry apps.
Facebook Mark Zuckerberg is a big draw for television networks — his name assures viewers and that is why these days no one really asks him questions that need answers. CNN’s latest exclusive interview is yet another example.
A lot of ink (pun intended) has been spilled on why Jeff Bezos bought the Post, how much Jeff Bezos loves reading and what Jeff Bezos will do with the media company. The right question to ask is: What does it all mean? Find out!
We’ve heard it a million times — teens are leaving Facebook. But even if it’s true that teens are frustrated by the platform, it’s not clear that they’re actually, truly departing. Here’s why.
Facebook hit the user metrics on mobile in January that moved the company into mobile territory, but it was the second quarter earnings released Wednesday that proved that the money is on mobile too.
The growth of advertising on Facebook might be making money for the company, but it’s changing the core experience of connecting with friends with updates from companies fill the newsfeed.
We’ve been waiting for someone to transform social video for a while now — someone to create the “Instagram for video.” Well, Instagram itself may just have done that.
Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a lot of issues to deal with right now, from PRISM and allegations of governent cooperation to questions about the company’s revenue. On Tuesday, he got to add stockholder questions to that list.
Four years after it launched at our Mobilize conference, Waze is finally sold to Google for about a billion. It certainly was a windfall for its early investors. And one surprising one!
Vine is probably the best we’ve seen in mobile video-sharing so far. But as good as Vine is, the technological limits of mobile networking still haven’t quite caught up yet, and creating a consistent user experience for video is shaky.
Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration reform group Fwd.us is losing two big players this week: Elon Musk and David Sacks. A bad sign for the Valley’s latest political group?
Missed the week in tech? Here is our rewind and quick take on the most important stories and some great links for your weekend reading. From Google Fiber to Tumblr to FWD.us, we got it all ready for you.
Mark Zuckerberg has launched a new political group, FWD.us and has been joined by Silicon Valley luminaries. They want reform in immigration but their focus on technology and innovation centric changes doesn’t take into account the harsh reality of post industrial society & its invisible victims.
If you take a look at your Instagram feed today, would you be able to tell that everyone’s favorite mobile photo-sharing app is owned by Facebook? Maybe not. But over the course of the next year, we might see that changing.
After years of speculation about a “Facebook Phone,” Facebook finally rolled out its version of the deeply-integrated Facebook mobile experience. But aside from a slightly nicer messaging and greater ad opportunities for the company, it wasn’t terribly exciting for users.
Facebook’s history as a repeat offender on privacy, and playing loose and easy with our data means that need to be even more vigilant about privacy issues, thanks to this Home app/faux-OS.
First the New York Times rankles Facebook and then they release a new feed redesign; technology is making people richer, though not as many billionaires; Time runs out for Time Inc.; some VCs have problems & Spotify has more new competition; and a few stories we recommend.
Facebook recently announced a redesign of its newsfeed – one that it plans to roll out to its billion customers. I got a chance to take the new newsfeed for a spin. Here is my take on the changes and their business implications.
Facebook took a step back on Thursday in unveiling the updated News Feed, focusing on the simpler design the company has historically championed and trying to surface more interesting content through changes to the feed.
Facebook’s new redesign wasn’t exactly an overhaul, but focuses on some of things people most enjoy sharing on the service: photos and content.
Starting at 10am PT, we’ll be live-blogging Facebook’s News Feed announcement from Menlo Park. Stay tuned for updates on how Facebook has rethought one of its most important features.
Facebook may offer users to get rid of ads, highlight custom messages or even select the friends displayed on their personal profile in exchange for a monthly payment, a newly-surfaced patent application suggests.
A malicious hacker group infiltrated the confines of Facebook’s corporate network last month, the company revealed on Friday. Facebook said that the threat was contained and there is no evidence of any user data being compromised.
If there was any question about the direction of Facebook going forward, Wednesday’s Q4 earnings put that to rest — Facebook is trying to be a mobile company, and making good gains so far in getting there.
Facebook’s Lars Rasmussen and Tom Stocky gave us a brief glimpse into how the new Graph Search works, but kept the lid on details as to how much computing the new search will require. From the looks of it, this is a big infrastructure challenge.
Five finalists have been chosen in 20 different categories for the 2012 Crunchies awards, and we’re proud to release the worthy nominees today. Voting for the winners starts today, and the winners will be announced January 31st.
The same Moore’s law trajectory that has turned smartphones into pocket computers has led to the rise of appcessories. These devices are anything from thermostats to remote controls, and they can be controlled by a smartphone or tablet. The advancement of these products is creating new ways in which companies can differentiate products as well as encouraging the development of new application programming interfaces that mobile developers can tap into.
The fragmentation of the mobile environment into proprietary development platforms threatens the overall app economy by straining the labor market, says Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire. He argues Facebook’s move away from HTML5 is driven by self-interest.
Some prominent users of Facebook such as billionaire sports-team owner Mark Cuban are complaining that the social network wants to charge them to reach their users with marketing messages — but shouldn’t it be fairly obvious that this was part of Facebook’s plan all along?
Any web service that is growing as quickly as Tumblr is should be of interest to Facebook — but especially one that focuses on creating and sharing viral social content, and one that is appealing to growing numbers of young users.
Is an advanced business degree from Harvard or MIT or Stanford something that tech startups really, really want? It didn’t seem so at last weekend’s Harvard Business School Cyberposium. Where do you sit in the on-again debate between the builders and the bean counters?
You can’t beat Silicon Valley by trying to be Silicon Valley — so why does Europe spend so much time trying? If the continent’s entrepreneurs want to become true leaders, they need to shake off the past and stop playing a game that’s stacked against them.
As more sources of news start to go direct by posting their thoughts to their blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages, a journalist’s role becomes more about deciding what to amplify and what to ignore.
Today, there is a lot of talk about Facebook signing up a billion users – a staggeringly large number. However, the real value of Facebook comes from how it allows us to use our Facebook identity to sign-up for apps, e-commerce website and even gadgets.
1000memories, the YCombinator-launched photo company, will be acquired by Ancestry.com, the two companies will announce Wednesday. The startup will allow Ancestry.com members to digitize old family photos and upload them to family trees or ancestor profiles, complimenting the family history website.
With the future of mobile quickly evolving, what do you need to know now? After a long cross-country flight home, I had plenty of time to digest the key data nuggets from our GigaOm Mobilize 2012 event held last week. Here are five worth sharing.
Mark Zuckeberg declared Tuesday that Facebook’s biggest mistake was focusing too intensively on HTML5 over native apps, but developers said Thursday that the technology isn’t even close to being over at the company, and allows them to scale and reach an increasingly large user base.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the social network is already handling a billion search queries per day, and that it is interested in launching a social search engine powered by the activity of its users — something that could turn out to be Google’s worst nightmare.
We know all about the numbers that had Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the hot seat Tuesday, but how are some of Facebook’s key products and users doing in the post-IPO era? Here are a few key stats.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance Tuesday at Techcrunch Disrupt was hotly anticipated. What did he have to say? Facebook’s stock plunge is “disappointing” and it bet too much too fast on HTML5, but is still positioned to make “big bets.”
Insiders can now sell Facebook stock and the reaction so far hasn’t been pretty. Here’s a quick look at what the financial press is saying.
Facebook announced Monday that it will add Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg to the company’s Board of Directors, emphasizing Sandberg’s integral role in the newly-public company’s rising success.
Facebook chief technology officer Bret Taylor is going to leave the company later this year, he announced via his Facebook Timeline today. He is leaving Facebook to start a new company, he said on his timeline.
Fancy, the social discovery and commerce site, just picked up a big name user: Mark Zuckerberg. The move is interesting because Fancy competes with hot social start-up Pinterest and has figured out a way to make money through social discovery.
A flurry of reports suggest Facebook is interested in buying Israeli image recognition startup Face.com. But reports from Moscow suggest the rumor mill could be turning because Russian search engine Yandex wants to sell its stake in the firm to Mark Zuckerberg.
But hidden in the headlines about the JOBS Act is the creation of an entirely new class of capital that could be far more valuable to startups: customer capital. Instead of raising capital from VCs, entrepreneurs can reach out to customers directly.
After growth slowed just in time for its IPO, Facebook must look overseas for a jump-start. Here are the only five remaining countries where Zuckerberg is not top dog – and the rivals that stand in his way.
Lawyers tried to ruin Mark Zuckerberg’s big day with a sprawling lawsuit that portrays the Facebook founder as a rogue hacker, and accuses the company of tracking users on their computers and iPhones. We have a plain english Q&A.
By now you might have heard of this little thing called Facebook’s IPO. Check out links to our coverage so far.
Facebook’s advertising woes, including the highly publicized departure of General Motors, reinforce the fact that while Facebook may function like a social network, on the business side it looks almost exactly like a media company — and that is going to be a major challenge.
The Facebook IPO is coming, and it is one major spectacle. Just look at the wall-to-wall coverage on CNBC and Bloomberg, who haven’t met an IPO they didn’t beat to death. So instead to adding to cacophony, I’ve aggregated the best blog posts for you
Facebook set out more details about its long-awaited IPO in a new filing that reveals that an initial share of the company’s stock will sell for between $28 and $36.
When Instagram launched its Android app in early April, we said that it would only be a couple of weeks before the company crossed the 50 million mark. Well, it took three weeks (interrupted by its $1 billion dollar acquisition by Facebook) to cross that milestone.
The debate on whether or not Silicon Valley is in a bubble might not be the right question. Instead we may want to ask ourselves, Has the fundamental notion of tech investing shifted as technology has become more dominated by the consumer market?
Facebook’s $1 billion blockbuster deal for Instagram may have been motivated by a desire to keep Instagram out of Twitter’s hands. Twitter reportedly offered hundreds of million dollars for Instagram, which prompted Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg to offer a better deal.
What is about Instagram that has made Facebook open up its checkbook and spend nearly a billion dollars in stock and cash to buy up a company only in its third year. There are many reasons, and the biggest one is fear.
Facebook has acquired Instagram for nearly one billion dollars, the company announced this morning in a blog post. The deal is a…
UnboundID raised $12.5 million to build software that allows people and businesses to manage and trade on their identity across professional and social networks in a simple way. In the binary world of computers, writing software to manage fluid human relationships is tough.
Curation has been a hot topic of discussion. Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest are the engines of “curation” Today, Percolate, a startup put up a video about curation that is worth watching. It is an enjoyable video that explains curation in a simple yet articulate manner.
When there are so many social media avenues to present yourself, how do you maintain authenticity and manage your identity? Maybe you don’t. At SXSW Interactive this year, the age-old debate over authenticity and anonymity raised voices as identity and privacy took center stage.
It may not be Silicon Valley but the Boston-Cambridge metro area has a lot going for it — infrastructure expertise, a deep talent pool, and VC funding. Facebook famously went elsewhere, but here’s why other local companies started here (and will stay put.)
Open-web advocates may long for a revolt against walled gardens, but in the end the success of a social network is determined by the willingness of users to put up with its restrictions. For Facebook, that is both its biggest strength and its biggest weakness.
Facebook is in the process of converting all user profiles to the Timeline design. But according to a poll, the majority of people aren’t so keen on the new look. Seventy percent of all respondents disapproved of Timeline, as did 90 percent of people over 65.
In its IPO filing Facebook mentions the word “mobile” 123 times but didn’t use the term in positive ways. In fact, Facebook’s S-1 filing is one big warning to investors: Its growth is being driven by user behavior that it has so far failed to monetize.
Even after it goes public, Facebook will still be controlled single-handedly by CEO Mark Zuckerberg through a special class of stock and voting agreements. In other words, while you may own stock in the company, you will have virtually no say in what happens to it.
Get ready for a blockbuster — and almost nuts — year of technology in 2012. Why? Because Facebook is doing the mother of all initial public offerings. And like Netscape and Google before, the Facebook IPO is going to change not only the company but also Silicon Valley.
According to Edward Aten, founder of Swift.fm, Facebook is recreating and competing with nearly every significant Internet product of the last few years. It’s an unprecedented pivot that threatens Facebook’s core products and may eventually benefit the very same startups Facebook is trying to crush.
In the letter to shareholders included in Facebook’s IPO filing, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes it clear his vision goes beyond just a social network. He wants to fundamentally rewire the way the world works, from interpersonal interactions to commerce to even government.
In Facebook’s IPO document filed Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg dedicated a significant portion of his letter to something a bit out of the ordinary: Teaching potential investors about “the Hacker Way” and dispelling the negative connotation the word “hacker” has gotten in the mainstream media.
The most highly anticipated initial public offering in today’s tech world is officially happening. Facebook filed S-1 documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday afternoon to raise a maximum of $5 billion. According to the filing, Facebook made $3.7 billion in revenue in 2011.
San Francisco startup 1000memories has integrated its ShoeBox app for scanning and sharing old physical photos online with Facebook’s Timeline user interface. This means that people will be able to easily fill in the gaps on their Timeline between their birthdates and when they joined Facebook.
Earlier today a Facebook staffer released a browser extension called “Don’t Be Evil,” a not-so-subtle dig at Google’s corporate motto. Unfortunately, both Facebook and Google are two companies who don’t quite understand that “don’t be evil” is more than just words.
We are barely into the second decade of this century and already one Harvard Business School academic (who is a former CEO himself) is naming his candidate for CEO of the 21st century. His choice may or may not surprise you. Check it out.
The furor over controversial anti-piracy legislation reached a climax on Wednesday as Republican lawmakers began disavowing the Stop Online…
Contrary to the concerns expressed by the Washington Post’s ombudsman, the last thing the Post — or any newspaper — needs to worry about is whether it’s moving too quickly. If anything, the pace of change in media is speeding up rather than slowing down.
Moving Flickr photographs over to Facebook is not easy. Goyaka Labs promises a free, automated, fast way to transfer your photos en masse in a three-step process so they can be shared with friends and family. A Picasa version is also on its way.
If Amazon opens an office in the Boston-Cambridge area as reported, it would boost a high-tech community that often feels overlooked and undervalued compared to Silicon Valley and Seattle. Amazon is recruiting engineers for an as-yet-unannounced Boston area venue slated to open in 2012.
This week, Facebook held its 28th official “Hackathon,” an all-night event where the only rule is that employees can’t work on their daytime projects. This was the company’s final Hackathon at its Palo Alto campus, and GigaOM has exclusive photos and video from inside the event.
I started my European tour with a visit to Loic Le Meur’s annual celebration of the Internet, Le Web. If attendees were an indication, startup culture is everywhere. Perhaps it’s the setting, but this celebration of technology and startups reminds me of another creative age.
Thirty years after Steve Jobs and Bill Gates revolutionized personal computing, there’s a new generation of entrepreneurs focused on bringing people together. Folks like Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Crowley are leading the charge in changing the way people communicate andinteract with each other.
Facebook co-founder (and Harvard dropout) Mark Zuckerberg returned to his alma mater Monday to talk to a few hundred select computer science majors. But first, he did a drive-by for local media, 300 or 400 of which packed the Harvard Yard outside the Lamont Library.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this weekend set the Internet ablaze with his comments that if he started his social network today, he would stay in Boston. I disagree. His being in Silicon Valley and being able to hire the right people contributed to the company’s success.
What do Belichick defensive schemes, Tom Clancy novels, Google+ and Facebook have in common? The answer is that all are so byzantine that they leave people scratching their heads to figure them out. Somewhere along the way social media lost sight of keeping things simple.
Share and share alike. The Mark Zuckerberg philosophy now extends way beyond users’ occasional, individual sharing actions. Facebook wants u…
Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) could double its own projected growth rate by feeding out viewers’ usage habits to Facebook, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings,…
Music services such as MOG, Rhapsody and others were expected to be part of the big Facebook re-launch. They were, except as an afterthought. Somewhat predictably, Mark Zuckerberg brought the CEO of Spotify on stage while competitors were relegated to little icons on a single slide.
It’s Facebook’s morning in Silicon Valley, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes the stage for the company’s F8 developer conference in San Francisco…
As the tech press converge to hear the latest from Facebook at its f8 developer confab today, millions of Facebook users are already grappli…
Nielsen’s research shows that the US Internet users spend a disproportionate amount of time on Facebook, a trend that should worry everyone else including Yahoo and Google. I guess, Mark Zuckerberg was right in describing Facebook as a once in 100-years-kind-of-media shift.
Facebook has said for months that the contract Paul Ceglia presented to the world in April is an elaborate fraud-a “cut-and-paste job.” Now,…
Paul Ceglia-the upstate New Yorker who has sued Facebook, saying he actually owns half of Mark Zuckerberg’s share of the company-still hasn’…
Kicking off what he promised would be the start of “launching season 2011” as well as the start of a new era of social networking, Facebook…
Facebook’s blocking of a Chrome extension that allowed users to export their friends’ email addresses has reignited a debate over who should control that kind of data — should you have the right to export it, or is Facebook right to prevent you from doing so?
In the ongoing drama of Paul Ceglia, the New York wood-pellet salesman who claims he owns a huge chunk of Facebook, both sides are going to…
When Paul Ceglia first claimed he owned half of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook shares, not too many people paid attention. But when he hired law…
Earlier this week, when Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss abandoned their idea to head to the U.S. Supreme Court, it seemed to the world like the…
At long last, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have given up. The twins, who have spent years challenging Facebook in court, have decided they w…
Earlier today, Facebook offered a significant new filing in the Ceglia case. The documents show that Facebook has hired a bevy of experts an…
Last month, Paul Ceglia’s lawsuit saying he owns half of Facebook got the attention of the national and international press, mainly because…
As rumors of a big Facebook/Spotify deal swirled, Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the e-G8 Forum in Paris and reasserted that he has no ambitions to go Hollywood. “We don’t have the DNA to be a music company or a movie company,” Zuckerberg said.
Mark Zuckerberg gets a lot of attention for founding Facebook, but if it were up to him, his employees would be joining him on more of the magazine covers. At a recent conference, Zuckerberg said lavishing credit on a successful company’s founder is a big mistake.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg makes the cover of Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s latest issue, profiled in an article by Brad Stone that describes h…
Mark Zuckerberg might have to create a “Don’t like” button for people claiming they own all or a fraction of Facebook. Having already seen o…
Former Twitter CEO Evan Williams breaks the important aspects of identity down into five distinct pieces, including authentication and personalization. But the reality is that what we mean by “identity” can change from moment to moment, and that may be the most difficult problem of all.
Facebook is said to be considering a private share offering that could top $1 billion, and would value the entire company at $60 billion. If it continues to raise funds through such private deals, there’s a chance the company may never even do an IPO.
Last month, Facebook told developers they’d be able to get users’ current address and mobile-phone numbers. Even though the feature would ha…
After a mostly unflattering portrayal in a movie that became a box office hit, more concerns about privacy and advertising, Facebook’s Mark…
Leave it to 60 Minutes to pass off Facebook’s utterly meaningless redesign of the site’s profile pages as some kind of “exclusive” worth lea…
Facebook was expected to launch a new email service this morning, but what the company announced was much broader; CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it is a single “social inbox” for every kind of communication people use, including email, SMS, instant messaging and Facebook chat messages.
After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg debuted a new Groups tool to encourage more private and directed interactions between subsets of his more than 500 million users on Wednesday, he sat down with me and Groups product manager Justin Shaffer.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s reported pledge to donate $100 million in stock to Newark schools has sparked a heated debate over the valuation of the company, which has been estimated at $33 billion. Some argue this is absurd, but the truth is not quite that simple.
Interest in who the real Mark Zuckerberg is has reached an all-time high, given the approaching release of the semi-fictional “The Social Network” in October, a movie about the origins of Facebook made without his consent. Today the New Yorker gives him a lengthy profile.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke freely about the company’s user numbers, revenue and product vision in a October 2005 conversation, shortly after its 5 million user party and just after Facebook Photos had launched. He said Facebook was already making $1 million per month on advertising.
In a draft script for “The Social Network” that I obtained from sources in the movie industry, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is portrayed as vindictive and naive. A spoiler alert seems strange given the movie is supposedly based on real events, but now you’ve been warned.
Mark Zuckerberg came to life Thursday night at the Computer History Museum in an interview about “The Facebook Effect.” Maybe he just felt comfortable in the setting — an edifice constructed for the purpose of paying tribute to geeks and their contributions to the world.
Well, this is surreal – the new UK prime minister David Cameron doing an old-buddies routine with Facebook’s CEO, part of a UK exercise usin…
They say history is written by the victors, but the reality is Hollywood goes for a sexy story. The upcoming movie “The Social Network” is based on the semi-fictionalized accounts of those jilted during the founding of Facebook. Its popularity could make it popular truth.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is on a talking circuit; he followed up an exclusive interview with Inside Facebook yesterday with a presentati…
You’ve read about it and seen the highlights. Now All Things Digital has released the full version of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s epic se…
Facebook last week named Bret Taylor its CTO, marking his ascension internally as its big-picture technical thinker. We took a trip down to Palo Alto last week to talk to Taylor about his plans for the role, as well as all the other timely Facebook topics.
In the cold light of day, Mark Zuckerberg’s squirming on the D8 hot seat doesn’t look any more successful than it did last night. This lates…
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn’t stand up well against the beaming lights and the piercing questions at the D Conference last night. We’re not going to give him a free pass on that, but we do think he provided some good direction on Facebook and mobile.
Communications studies professor Nancy Baym says Facebook has a “fundamentally naive and utopian” view of what privacy means online, and this stems from the fact that the company is run by “a bunch of computer science and engineering undergrads who don’t know anything about human relationships.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for the way the company has handled its users’ privacy, admitting that the company “moved too fast” in trying to give people new ways to connect with each other. He said Facebook would soon be introducing simplified controls for privacy.
In choosing two excerpts to publish from long-time Fortune reporter David Kirkpatrick’s new book The Facebook Effect, Fortune went for the “Jersey Shore” version, replete with a trashed summer home and puking in the party bus. It’s enough to make a movie starring Justin Timberlake!
Facebook has given three carefully chosen launch partners — Microsoft’s Docs.com, Yelp and Pandora — have access to a powerful, inventive and creepy tool called “instant personalization.” The company hopes to extend it to other partners but is testing the waters with these sites first.
Facebook’s third f8 developer conference kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco and online, with the social networking company likely to announce what…
In a few hours, Twitter will host its first developer conference, Chirp in San Francisco. There are many questions surrounding the company’s attitudes towards its third party developers and who it might compete with. In reality, the company has a much bigger challenge ahead.
And for his next trick, Mark Zuckerberg will boost the size of Facebook’s 1,000-person staff by as much as 50 percent this year while trying…
Facebook said today that former Genentech executive vice president and CFO David Ebersman will join the social network site as its new…
How do you mesh transparency with grand ambition, an unwieldy community of more than 175 million — and the need to make money? Very, very c…
Following a much-discussed change in Facebook’s terms of service, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg took to the company blog Monday in an effort to…
Is BD-Live the way to salvage the future of DVDs? According to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal, studios are hoping…
Online Video Viewing Up 35.4 Percent Year-on-Year: Of 26,000 adults polled by Mediamark Research & Intelligence, 23.3 percent had watched online video…
YouTube is hosting its big YouTube Live event right now here in San Francisco. Liz and I are on the UG-scene and…
In the oblivious parallel universe, growth has nothing to do with revenues, and so it is for Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, in an intervi…
On the surface, Facebook Connect seems to be yet another web ID system. Despite scant details, the system could help build a money-making advertising platform for the fast-growing social networking company. It could also help cement Facebook as a key component of the web infrastructure. Full details inside.
I am hanging out here at the Facebook developer conference, just generally taking in the sights and sounds. The venue is getting…
Updated with video clips, after the jump, courtesy of AllThingsD:
Facebook’s still-new COO Sheryl Sandberg and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are in…
Today at Google’s developer conference, MySpace said it would use Google Gears to power search and sort functions for its email, giving…
Networking has always been a high art in business. Just ask Susan Roane, my mentor and author of the seminal tome, “How…
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxZ6-O5R1zs] So I was at SXSW this week, where I saw first hand the hilarious debacle of an interview that the lovely…
After the debacle of yesterday’s on-stage interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at South By Southwest, I decided to take myself out of the process as much as possible by offering up a Q&A. And I’ll tell you right now: When I asked about money, my questions were quickly shot down.
When is the time right for a founder to give up the CEO post? It’s a question you will likely have to…
(Update: The video of the session is here online, on Austin-American’s website.) Take a wild guess why that’s a picture of a screen broadcas…
Mark Zuckerberg isn’t focused on the company’s $15 billion valuation. He just “doesn’t think about it,” the Facebook CEO said in an…
Today’s Wall Street Journal devotes 2,400 words to Mark Zuckerberg‘s hiring of former Google exec Sheryl Sandberg as Facebook’s COO, and his…
Social networks are hot. No doubt. VCs love them. But from the user-perspective they deserve plenty of criticism, too. Why do you…
On Sunday night, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear on “60 Minutes” to tell the world that Facebook is in trouble. He…
Facebook plans to release new features giving users more control over their privacy settings and messaging capabilities, according to its “W…
Really. Here. Also, Facebook is now releasing a privacy control to turn off Beacon completely. “If you select that you don’t want to share s…
Facebook has discovered targeted social marketing … at least, I think that’s what CEO Mark Zuckerberg is trying to get across in today’s a…