Mark Zuckerberg

F8 Roundup: Messenger Platform and IoT at a Facebook Near You

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage in San Francisco on Wednesday during F8, the Facebook developer conference. There, Zuckerberg and his underlings gave viewers and attendees alike a vision of the future of Facebook—and while nothing is going to set the world on fire, there were enough interesting ideas … [Read more...]

Facebook at “Work” Sees Limited Launch Today

The new, work-focused social networking experience from Facebook is launching today, TechCrunch reports. Accessible via the main Facebook site, but also packaged into an Android and iOS app called “Work,” the new service will be available as part of a limited roll out while Facebook tests everything out. According to the … [Read more...]

Facebook to Jump into Healthcare Market

A report out of Reuters today says that Facebook is in the process of getting into the healthcare market in the near future. The information comes from “three people familiar with the matter,” who say that the initiative will introduce “support communities” to help bring people with similar health issues together if they … [Read more...]

Snapchat Adds Text and Facetime-Style “Chat” Features

After turning down a $3 billion offer to be acquired by Facebook, Snapchat demanded the tech world’s attention. What was so special about this company that would give them the guts to give Mark Zuckerberg and his piles of cash a polite, if surprising, “no thank you”? Part of the answer might be hidden in today’s … [Read more...]

Doom Creator & Oculus CTO John Carmack Seems Okay with Working for Facebook Now

Less than a week ago, Facebook stunned the tech world by spending $2 billion to acquire virtual reality start-up Oculus, and the company’s in-development headset, the Rift. The backlash among former Oculus fans was swift and immediate, pretty perfectly encapsulated by the just-as-sudden announcement of Marcus “Notch” … [Read more...]

Virtual Insanity: Facebook Drops $2 Billion to Buy VR-Maker Oculus

News broke moments ago that Facebook will spend $2 billion to acquire Oculus, the Kickstarted maker of the Rift, a virtual reality headset that’s had the gaming world talking for the last several months. While not as numerically huge as its $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp last month, the implications … [Read more...]

WhatsApp Zuck: Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 Billion

About an hour ago, Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Facebook page that his company was buying WhatsApp, a cross-platform, non-SMS messaging app that’s gaining a million new users every day. According to a report from Reuters, Facebook is ponying up a whopping $19 billion in cash and stock, a hefty sum when contrasted with … [Read more...]

Facebook Video Ad Success Depends on Whether Users Think Facebook Content Is Worth It

Remember how we told you that 15 second video ads are coming to Facebook?  Well, they still are but apparently Mark Zuckerberg is being very cautious about the launch of the video advertising product.  The video ads, which may launch as soon as the fall, will be 15 seconds or less and run on both the web and mobile version … [Read more...]

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