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Facebook shares slip after News Feed overhaul

Friday, 12 January 2018

Shares of Facebook Inc fell 4 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the platform’s centrepiece News Feed that he said would hit user engagement in the near term. Zuckerberg said on Thursday the company would change the filter for the News Feed to prioritize what friends and family share, while reducing the amount of non-advertising content from publishers and brands. If the premarket declines in shares hold, Facebook stands ...

Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality’s appeal

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company’s Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive and confining to appeal to the masses.Zuckerberg on Wednesday revealed how Facebook intends to address that problem, unveiling a stand-alone headset that won’t require plugging in a smartphone or a cord tethering it to a personal computer like the Oculus Rift headset does.“I am more committed than ...

Zuckerberg seeks forgiveness for division caused by his work

Monday, 2 October 2017

Facebook Inc founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg asked for forgiveness for ways his work was used to divide people in a Facebook posting marking the end of Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of atonement on Saturday. “For the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us together, I ask forgiveness and I will work to do better,” Zuckerberg said in the post. He did not refer to specific issues in the message, which comes as Facebook and ...

Facebook drone could one day provide global internet access

Monday, 3 July 2017

A solar-powered drone backed by Facebook that could one day provide worldwide internet access has quietly completed a test flight in Arizona after an earlier attempt ended with a crash landing. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term plan for the drone, called Aquila, is to have it and others provide internet access to 4 billion people around the world who are currently in the dark. “When Aquila is ready, it will be a fleet of solar-powered planes that will beam internet ...

Facebook says it has hit two billion user mark

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Facebook said Tuesday its ranks of monthly active users had hit the two billion mark -- meaning more than a quarter of the world's population is on the giant social network.“There are now two billion people connecting and building communities on Facebook every month,” vice president of social good Naomi Gleit said in an online post.

Facebook to hire 3,000 to review videos of crime and suicide

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Facebook plans to hire another 3,000 people to review videos and other posts after getting criticized for not responding quickly enough to murders shown live on its service.The hires over the next year will be on top of the 4,500 people Facebook already has to identify crime and other questionable content for removal. CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote Wednesday that the company is “working to make these videos easier to report so we can take the right action sooner - whether that’s ...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg not running for president in 2020

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

An Ohio family that hosted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for dinner says he made it clear he wasn’t planning to run for president in 2020. Zuckerberg dined Friday at the Moore family home in Newton Falls during his mission to visit all 50 states. His trips have fueled speculation about his political aspirations on social media and the “Today” show. The Moore family members are Democrats who voted for Republican Donald Trump for president. They say they talked to Zuckerberg about ...

Beyond ‘fake news’: Facebook fights ‘information operations’

Friday, 28 April 2017

Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to sway political sentiment, including elections. That’s a long way from CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s assertion in November that the idea that bogus information on Facebook influenced the US presidential election was “pretty crazy.” It also illustrates how the world’s biggest social network has been forced to grapple with its outsized role in how the world ...

Facebook out to read minds

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Facebook wants to read your mind.At least, when it comes to what you’d like to say or type.The social network giant, at its annual developers conference, unveiled Wednesday projects aimed at allowing users to use their minds to type messages or their skin to hear words.“Speech is essentially a compression algorithm, and a lousy one at that,” Facebook executive and former DARPA director Regina Dugan told a packed audience at the Silicon Valley event.“That is why we love ...

Inspired by Pokemon Go, Facebook pushes augmented reality

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Facebook Inc is trying to seize on the technology known as augmented reality, a mix of the real and digital worlds best known from the hit smartphone game Pokemon Go, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday. Speaking at F8, the company’s annual conference for software developers, Zuckerberg said Facebook was an obvious hub for businesses to reach people and experiment with augmented reality, although he did not suggest the company was planning to make similar games itself. ...

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