Articles about Mark Zuckerberg

WhatsApp Communities and other updates coming this year

15 Apr 2022

Technology
WhatsApp Communities and other updates coming this year

WhatsApp is set to launch a new feature called "communities" to improve upon group conversations on its messaging platform.

Zuckerberg responds to viral 'Icelandverse' video: Here's what he said

16 Nov 2021

Technology
Zuckerberg responds to viral 'Icelandverse' video: Here's what he said

Recently, the tourism department of Iceland took an audacious dig at Facebook Meta's rebranding video.

Meta acquires makers of virtual reality fitness app 'Supernatural'

31 Oct 2021

Business
Meta acquires makers of virtual reality fitness app 'Supernatural'

Facebook Meta recently acquired Supernatural—one of the first fitness-centric subscription-based apps to become available on the Oculus Quest.

First image of Meta's rumored smartwatch spotted in the wild

31 Oct 2021

Technology
First image of Meta's rumored smartwatch spotted in the wild

Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly Facebook) is rumored to be developing a smartwatch to potentially rival the likes of the Apple Watch.

Is Facebook planning a name change? Reports suggest so

20 Oct 2021

Business
Is Facebook planning a name change? Reports suggest so

Social media giant Facebook is likely to announce a name change this month, the Verge reported.

Here's how Facebook is proceeding to build its metaverse

18 Oct 2021

Technology
Here's how Facebook is proceeding to build its metaverse

Despite a whistleblower and a worldwide service outage, Facebook continues its headlong dive into the metaverse and the journey of building it.

Instagram testing new system to notify users of service outages

12 Oct 2021

Technology
Instagram testing new system to notify users of service outages

Facebook and its subsidiary platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp, appear to have learned a valuable lesson from the recent worldwide service outage, although we suspect the same cannot be said for its learnings from whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony.

Whistleblower alleges RSS promotes fear, anti-Muslim narratives on Facebook

07 Oct 2021

Technology
Whistleblower alleges RSS promotes fear, anti-Muslim narratives on Facebook

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has kicked up a storm in the US with her leaks highlighting how Facebook's internal decisions are detrimental to individual well-being and society at large.

Facebook whistleblower testifies before Senate: Here are the key points

06 Oct 2021

Business
Facebook whistleblower testifies before Senate: Here are the key points

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen made her identity known to all on Sunday night's episode of 60 Minutes. She had complained to the Securities and Exchange Commission about Facebook and leaked its internal research and documents to the Wall Street Journal.

Mark Zuckerberg lost $6 billion during Facebook outage: Details here

05 Oct 2021

Business
Mark Zuckerberg lost $6 billion during Facebook outage: Details here

Late last night, Facebook and its subsidiary services, including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, suffered a worldwide outage that lasted nearly six hours.

Facebook whistleblower says company encouraged hate speech for profit

04 Oct 2021

Technology
Facebook whistleblower says company encouraged hate speech for profit

The whistleblower who leaked several thousand pages of Facebook's internal research and documentation publicly revealed her identity on national television in the US on Sunday.

Facebook CTO stepping down after '13 amazing years': Here's why

23 Sep 2021

Business
Facebook CTO stepping down after '13 amazing years': Here's why

Facebook Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mike Schroepfer announced on Wednesday that he would be stepping down from his role and transitioning to a part-time position as a Senior Fellow at Facebook next year.

Ray-Ban Stories: Much-awaited smart glasses from Facebook, EssilorLuxottica are here!

10 Sep 2021

Technology
Ray-Ban Stories: Much-awaited smart glasses from Facebook, EssilorLuxottica are here!

Facebook—in collaboration with Ray-Ban's parent company and global eyewear major EssilorLuxottica—has finally unveiled its long-awaited smart glasses, called the Ray-Ban Stories.

Ray-Ban teases launch date of Facebook's smart glasses

09 Sep 2021

Technology
Ray-Ban teases launch date of Facebook's smart glasses

Rumors about Facebook's smart glasses have been afloat since January. We finally have reason to believe the rumors are true and Facebook is indeed developing smart glasses, although the AR capability remains questionable.

Facebook spotted testing voice, video calling using main app again

25 Aug 2021

Technology
Facebook spotted testing voice, video calling using main app again

Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook first created Messenger as a spin-off in 2011 and officially transferred support for voice and video calls from the main Facebook app to it in 2014.

Does Facebook's new quarterly report actually list popular content?

21 Aug 2021

Technology
Does Facebook's new quarterly report actually list popular content?

Facebook's latest attempt to prove that its algorithms aren't completely opaque is a quarterly report called "Widely Viewed Content Reports," or so it would like us to believe.

Facebook has become $1 trillion company in just 17 years

29 Jun 2021

Business
Facebook has become $1 trillion company in just 17 years

Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook now has a market value of over $1 trillion, thanks to a 4.2 percent uptick in its share price on Monday. Remarkably, it has achieved this milestone faster than any other technology firm.

WhatsApp issues ultimatum: Accept new policy or lose basic functionality

11 May 2021

Business
WhatsApp issues ultimatum: Accept new policy or lose basic functionality

On May 15, WhatsApp's hotly-debated privacy policy is scheduled to come into force. The company maintains that "No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15 because of this update."

Facebook tests 'Read First' prompts to check misinformation

11 May 2021

Technology
Facebook tests 'Read First' prompts to check misinformation

Amidst the overflow of information being disseminated across the social media platforms, stopping the spread of false information and fake news has become more important than ever.

Mark Zuckerberg acquires more land in Hawaii for $53 million

09 May 2021

Technology
Mark Zuckerberg acquires more land in Hawaii for $53 million

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan recently acquired 600 acres of land on the North Shore of Hawaii's Kauai island. This deal brings the couple's total landholdings on Kauai island to over 1,300 acres.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter finally opens up Spaces, and more

05 May 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter finally opens up Spaces, and more

After beta testing Spaces on minorities and marginalized netizens for a while, Twitter has finally opened up its Clubhouse clone to common folks, provided you happen to have at least 600 followers.

Instagram is developing Creator Shops, tools targeting 'creator middle class'

28 Apr 2021

Technology
Instagram is developing Creator Shops, tools targeting 'creator middle class'

In a recent Instagram Live session with Instagram boss Adam Mosseri, Mark Zuckerberg announced a suite of new tools which would help Instagram influencers monetize their online presence.

Facebook unveils its upcoming Clubhouse-style audio-based social media offering

20 Apr 2021

Technology
Facebook unveils its upcoming Clubhouse-style audio-based social media offering

When Big Tech social media platforms such as Twitter and Spotify unveiled their Clubhouse clones, it was speculated that Facebook would also join in with a similar platform.

Another database of leaked Facebook users' phone numbers found online

12 Apr 2021

Technology
Another database of leaked Facebook users' phone numbers found online

Barely a week has passed since Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook sprang a data leak that put the personal data of around 533 million users out in the open.

Facebook has no plans to notify users about data leak

09 Apr 2021

Technology
Facebook has no plans to notify users about data leak

The personal information of more than 530 million Facebook users was leaked and the data has been posted on a hacking forum for free.

Facebook-leaked phone number reveals that Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal

06 Apr 2021

Technology
Facebook-leaked phone number reveals that Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's phone number is among the personal data of 533 million Facebook users that was leaked recently. Dave Walker, a security researcher on Twitter revealed that Zuckerberg has an account on the Signal app.

Parler warned FBI over 50 times before Capitol Hill protests

31 Mar 2021

Business
Parler warned FBI over 50 times before Capitol Hill protests

Free speech platform Parler reportedly informed the FBI of violent content on its platform in the days leading up to the Capitol Hill riots.

Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers

26 Mar 2021

Business
Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers

In the first appearance before Congress since the US Capitol Hill riots, Big Tech faced criticism for around five hours about its handling of extremism and misinformation during the pandemic and the protests.

Facebook undergoing investigation for systemic racial bias in hiring, promotions

07 Mar 2021

Technology
Facebook undergoing investigation for systemic racial bias in hiring, promotions

A US agency investigating Facebook Inc. for racially biased hiring and promotions has classified its probe as "systemic." This means it suspects the company policies may be a cause of widespread discrimination.

Facebook-Apple spat escalates: Facebook launches PR campaign defending targeted advertising

26 Feb 2021

Business
Facebook-Apple spat escalates: Facebook launches PR campaign defending targeted advertising

On Thursday, social media giant Facebook launched a campaign called "Good Ideas Deserve To Be Found" attempting to explain to users how small businesses rely on targeted advertising. Facebook will air commercials on radio and on TV, including during the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

NewsBytes Briefing: Zuckerberg goes full Sopranos on Apple, and more

16 Feb 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Zuckerberg goes full Sopranos on Apple, and more

Last month, we had predicted how Apple's new-found love for privacy was an act of war and that it would lead to the Silicon Valley equivalent of a gang war.

Zuckerberg tells Facebook employees "to inflict pain" on Apple

16 Feb 2021

Business
Zuckerberg tells Facebook employees "to inflict pain" on Apple

This weekend, a Wall Street Journal report elaborated upon the ongoing rift between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook might be in the process of cloning Clubhouse

12 Feb 2021

Technology
Facebook might be in the process of cloning Clubhouse

It's tough even for the all-powerful Big Tech cabal to dispatch every new competitor like Parler, so sometimes they have to improvise. Facebook has instead chosen to copy the emerging new audio-based social media phenomenon Clubhouse.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reddit makes Wall Street bleed billions, and more

28 Jan 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Reddit makes Wall Street bleed billions, and more

What began as a price war between Reddit's army of trading enthusiasts and the Wall Street billionaires over the GameStop stock, saw the hedge funds lose more than $10 billion.

Google threatens to disable Search in Australia; Facebook follows suit

22 Jan 2021

Business
Google threatens to disable Search in Australia; Facebook follows suit

Google has threatened to disable its search engine in Australia in an attempt to stop the government from passing a law that will force it to pay local media outlets for sharing their news content.

Facebook's smart glasses coming in 2021, but without Augmented Reality

09 Jan 2021

Technology
Facebook's smart glasses coming in 2021, but without Augmented Reality

Facebook's much-vaunted smart glasses will be launching soon. The glasses are coming "sooner than later" in 2021, but without the graphical overlays promised through Augmented Reality (AR) technology.

WhatsApp issues ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or lose account

09 Jan 2021

Technology
WhatsApp issues ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or lose account

WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy and requires users' consent to share their data with Facebook and associated companies. Failure to agree to the new terms of service will cause your WhatsApp account to become inoperable.

After Capitol violence, Facebook and Instagram suspend Trump's accounts indefinitely

08 Jan 2021

Technology
After Capitol violence, Facebook and Instagram suspend Trump's accounts indefinitely

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump has been slapped with an indefinite ban by Facebook and Instagram. He was initially barred from posting anything on these platforms for 24 hours, in wake of the deadly violence at the Capitol.

Facebook redesigns Pages; Like button removed, new admin controls

07 Jan 2021

Technology
Facebook redesigns Pages; Like button removed, new admin controls

Facebook has announced a major redesign of Pages, that are mainly used by artists, public figures, and brands.

Twitter, Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol assault

07 Jan 2021

World
Twitter, Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol assault

Twitter and Facebook accounts of outgoing United States President Donald Trump were temporarily locked by the tech giants on Wednesday in wake of the chaos that took over the Capitol just as a ceremonial session of Congress was underway.

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