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High School Students Being Recruited By Silicon Valley Firms
2014-07-09 09:55:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Basketball Association (NBA) has come under heat in recent years for scouting players at the high school level and as a result the league has imposed age rules on drafting players. Now Silicon Valley tech giants are the ones that are eyeing a very different type of high school talent. On Tuesday Bloomberg reported that Facebook is just one of several tech companies rolling out the red carpet in an effort to recruit summer...

Reducing Global Poverty Tops Zuckerberg's Idea Of A Global Internet-Connected World
2014-07-08 10:27:50

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg offered his vision for a future where the Internet is available to all in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal. While his pioneering vision for social media has made him a billionaire Zuckerberg believes that by connecting everyone in the world through the web it could create opportunity and reduce poverty globally. "There have been moments in history where the invention of new technology has...

'Ask' Feature Dialed Back By Facebook After Privacy Concerns Arise
2014-05-23 10:48:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook started off the week with the introduction of a new "Ask" feature, but the social network apparently didn't realize that it might have been asking for trouble. The new feature was added to its "Relationship Status" and this was designed so that users could ask others on the social media site about undisclosed status, work affiliations, hometowns and anything else that might have been left blank in their "About" section. While...

2014-04-25 16:23:23

NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A jam packed room filled the Marriott Marquis Times Square as 1200 women gathered to hear motivational life stories from some of the leading female role models in America. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140425/79117 To a standing ovation, GMA's Robin Roberts accepted the first ever ICON award (a Baume & Mercier watch) for her fearless battle against cancer not once but twice. Ms. Roberts talked about facing challenges in life and...

Drones Are Among The Many Ways Zuckerberg Wants To Bring The Internet To Everyone
2014-03-28 13:27:03

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an effort to further the goals of Internet.org, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared new plans on Thursday. Efforts include developing drones, satellites and lasers that can deliver the Internet to areas where access is either difficult to come by or completely unavailable. Much of the work is being done at the Connectivity Lab at Facebook through Internet.org, an organization Zuckerberg formed with others to make Internet access...

Mark Zuckerberg Calls President Obama To Voice Concerns Over NSA
2014-03-14 14:53:51

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg placed a call to President Barack Obama to voice his disappointment with the latest news of NSA activities that surfaced this week. The head of the social media giant also took to his own medium and posted a lengthy status update on his Facebook page. Zuckerberg stressed the importance of trust in the Internet "As the world becomes more complex and governments everywhere struggle," he wrote. In a call to...

2014-02-19 16:27:57

- Acquisition accelerates Facebook's ability to bring connectivity and utility to the world MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company, for a total of approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares. The agreement also provides for an additional $3 billion in restricted stock...

2014-02-14 23:01:43

Facebook becomes less popular with teens, which social media platforms are taking its place release today by First Class Posting. (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Facebook has experienced massive growth since its inception in a Harvard dorm room a decade ago. With over a billion users and an IPO that has performed fairly well given the overall state of the economy, the social media giant is poised to be quite successful over the next decade, provided they can find a balance between advertising...

2014-02-05 12:27:31

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jim Henson Company, a leader in family entertainment for over fifty years, has optioned the rights to author Randi Zuckerberg's debut picture book, Dot. The book was recently published by Harper Collins, and is illustrated by Joe Berger. The announcement was made today by Halle Stanford, EVP, Children's Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company and Randi Zuckerberg, CEO and Founder of Zuckerberg Media. The company plans to...

2014-02-05 08:32:36

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 10th anniversary of Facebook, Wealth-X reveals that Chris Hughes, a co-founder of the world's most famous social network, has become a billionaire. Thirty-year-old Hughes has seen his net worth nearly double since the end of last July, from an estimated US$950 million to US$1.6 billion today, as the value of Facebook's shares has soared. US$1.5 billion of his net worth is derived from Facebook stock and he also owns two apartments worth...

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Mark Zuckerberg
2013-08-21 06:38:05

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. As of April 2013, Zuckerberg is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc., and in 2013 his personal wealth was estimated to be US $16.8 billion. Together with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes,...

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