On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, shared a photo of himself running in front of Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square. Zuckerberg is in China for a business event.
Facebook CEO wrote that it’s superb to revisit Beijing. He started his visit with a run across the Tiananmen Square, crossing by the Forbidden City, to the Temple of Heaven. Previously in 2016, Zuckerberg promised to run 365 miles this year, and invited people to join him.
Want to be next Mark Zuckerberg and come up with a fresh innovation of your own? Well, a latest study suggested that you could be possibly as little like the Facebook co-founder as you can.
Contradicting the famous conception that innovation is generally driven only by young, technically skilled entrepreneurs, college dropouts to found a Silicon Valley startup, as new study said that the median age for successful innovators in the field of engineering, science, and technology is 47.
The presidential campaign is already roiled by the hot discussion of immigration and a debate regarding the H1-B skilled-worker visa program, it has turned out that 35% of successful innovators in such fields, often called STEM, took birth outside the US.
Mark Zuckerberg has been known for a long list of work he and his company has done in collaboration. The Breakthrough Prize is one among them, which the Facebook chief executive officer created with Russian billionaire Yuri Milner in 2013.
Breakthrough Prize is a scientific award and the award show is very much like Oscar for scientists, said Zuckerber. The award is majorly for scientists with a mix of academics, Silicon Valley luminaries, and Hollywood stars.
This year's show, which is all set to take place on Sunday night will be hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised that his company will make every possible effort to make internet accessible to refugee camps. Recently while speaking at the United Nations Private Sector Forum, Zuckerberg said Facebook would work with the intergovernmental body to make the internet available to those who wouldn't be able to use it.
The New York Times reported that Zuckerberg also noted that if more people will be online it will be beneficial to Facebook itself. But Zuckerberg didn’t tell how and when internet was coming to the refugee camps.
“It's one thing to say we should connect the world. The real trick is how. There's no simple solution or silicon bullet”, Zuckerberg acknowledged.
Cometh year-end and you will tread into an all-new virtual world! Thanks to the innovative maneuvers of technology giants, Facebook and Valve who are opening up an awe-inspiring world of 'Virtual Reality'.
'Virtual Reality' was popularized in 1980s by Jaron Lanier, who started a company called VPL Research and began selling headsets. Next, in 1990s, Nintendo came up its own VR headset called 'Virtual Boy', which did not do well. However, in 2012, a device called 'Oculus Rift' took the market by storm. This was a next-generation headset that had a smartphone's screen and it came at a pocket-friendly price of $349.
Washington, Feb 20 : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in a recent interview with Bloomberg, compared access to the social network with access to critical services like 911.
According to the Verge, Zuckerberg said that he considered the model to be most similar to is 911 in the US, adding that even if one had not paid for a phone plan, the person could always dial 911 , and if there is a crime or a health emergency or a fire, one get basic help.
He said that there should be an equivalent of this for the internet as well-where even if one hasn't paid for a data plan, the person can get access to basic health information or education or job tools or basic communication tools, and it will vary, country by country. (ANI)
London, Jan 29 - Facebook has recorded profits of 701 million dollars in the fourth quarter, marking a 34 percent increase on the same period last year.
The company's advertising revenue rose by 53 percent to 3.59 billion dollars, with 70 percent of the total coming from mobile ad sales, reported the BBC.
A statement released by the social media network quoted CEO Mark Zuckerberg as saying, "We got a lot done in 2014."
Total profits for the year stood at 2.9 billion dollars, almost double the total for 2013.
Washington, Dec 06 : Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected Tim Cook's claim that ads turn customers into products, saying that it was a " ridiculous concept".
According to the Verge, Zuckerberg was apparently irritated by the claim that ad supported services are bad for users.
Zuckerberg said that he was frustrated about people equating an advertising business model with being out of alignment with your customers, reported the Verge.
Zuckerberg was referring to comments made by Cook in September at the time when Cook defended Apple's approach to security after hundreds of nude and private images of celebrities were stolen from iCloud.
Washington, Nov 11 - Facebook's Messenger app has reportedly doubled the size of its base in the last six months with about 500 million people using the app actively every month.
Facebook's decision to spin off messages into a separate app was although an unpopular one but a success nonetheless. Cutting off access to in-app chat, the social media network forced its users to install Messenger app in order to receive, send and read messages, which caused the sudden spike, reported CNET.
Washington, Nov 7 : Facebook has launched a fundraising campaign to help groups fighting Ebola.
The social networking site's founder Mark Zuckerberg has also announced a personal 25 million dollars donation to help battle the deadly disease, CNN reported.
Zuckerberg's donation went to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation. But Facebook is seeking donations for three other groups: the International Medical Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Childre and the site's 1.3 billion users will see a message at the top of their news feed with an option to donate to those groups.
New Delhi, Oct. 10 - Facebook Inc, which closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, has no near-term plan to make money from the service, said Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.
Washington, May 28 : A case against Whatsapp and Instagram is reportedly filed in an Iranian court for alleged privacy breaches.
Citizens complained about the two apps which led to the case.
According to The Verge, owner of both the apps, Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned to defend the claims and potentially pay for damages, though it's quite unlikely that he'll show.
However, Chief Prosecutor Ali Alghasimehr said that Zuckerberg has not been summoned, and that both Instagram and WhatsApp remain accessible within Iran. (ANI)
Washington, Apr 24 : More than 200 million people use Facebook Messenger every month, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.
Zuckerberg has for the first time discussed about the company's in-house mobile messaging app and simultaneously signaled a growing interest in less public forms of expression.
Zuckerberg shared the news with investors during the company's first-quarter earnings call, where he joined COO Sheryl Sandberg and departing CFO David Ebersman to talk up a remarkable first quarter, CNET reports.
Mark Zuckerberg, the young founder of Facebook, was paid $1 in salary for 2013, according to a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
The chief executive of the world's largest social networking site is the 22nd richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Zuckerberg had received a salary of $503,205 in 2012 but decided to follow the example set by many and took just a dollar as salary during the previous year.
California, March 28 : As the popular social networking site Facebook goes on an acquisition spree, its founder Mark Zuckerberg now has plans to make it more sci-fi in the near future.
In the latest post, he has revealed that drones, satellites and lasers are being developed at Facebook's connectivity lab to deliver the internet to "the next 3 billion people" in underdeveloped countries.
Washington, Mar. 26 - Facebook is buying the maker of the virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift, for about two billion dollars in cash and stock.
The social networking company announced it has agreed to buy the virtual reality technology company Oculus VR.
According to CNET, Facebook said with the acquisition, it plans to extend Oculus' virtual reality capabilities beyond gaming into areas such as communications, media, entertainment and education.
Washington, Feb 25 : Facebook founder Mark Zucerberg reportedly said that he believes WhatsApp was actually worth more than the eye popping 19 billion dollar price he paid for the acquisition.
During a keynote event at the ongoing Mobile World Congress, Zuckerberg said that if they can do a good job with WhatsApp and grow it, it would be a huge business.
According to Tech Crunch, Zuckerberg further revealed that it was because of Internet. org, the Facebook-led initiative to bring Internet connectivity to developing economies, which made the two companies agree on the deal.
Washington, Feb 25 : Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly said that he has no plans for bidding again for Snapchat's acquisition after the recent multi-billion WhatsApp deal.
During a keynote event at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Zuckerberg initially ignored the question about bidding on Snapchat again, but when pressed further, he said simply said 'no'.
According to Mashable, he said, "after buying a company for 16 billion dollars (additional 3 billion dollars in RSUs), you're probably done for awhile."
Washington, Feb 11 : Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have been reportedly named as the top U. S. philanthropists for 2013, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Zuckerberg made the largest public gift in 2013 when he donated 18 million Facebook shares in December, the value of which went up to more than 990 million dollars.
Every year, the Chronicle lists America's top 50 philanthropists and this year, the cut-off figure to make it to the list was said to be 37.5 million dollars, the Verge reported.
Washington, Feb 08 : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's stake in his company has been reportedly reduced to just under 20 percent, a company filing has revealed.
Zuckerberg now owns 478.9 million shares of Facebook, or 19.6 percent of all shares, compared to last year's 30 percent share.
According to Mashable, Zuckerberg had sold a chunk of his shares in December last year, amounting to 2.3 billion dollars, largely to pay his tax bills for options that he exercised.