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Zuckerberg jumps into the frying pan with ‘insensitive’ VR live-stream
“My goal here was to show how VR can raise awareness and help us see what's happening in different parts of the world...”
Announcements galore at Facebook's F8 event
Facebook has finished the first day of their F8 2017 event where developers flock to explore the future of technology.
Mark Zuckerberg fights back against fake news on Facebook
“A lot of you have asked what we're doing about misinformation, so I wanted to give an update."
Did Mark Zuckerberg ruin romance?
“Couples should think twice before opening Pandora's box and dooming their relationship from the start by connecting immediately on social media.”
Instagram - the history of half a billion
Launched in October 2010 as a free mobile app, Instagram became an immediate success and within two months there were already 1 million global users.
Mark Zuckerberg masks his webcam - should you?
Both the webcam and dual microphone on his laptop are covered by tape, this shows the tech-savvy Facebook boss is worried about being spied on.
Finally: Facebook is bringing you a dislike button
In what is surely the biggest news of the day, Mark Zuckerberg has given in to Facebook users and says the company is working on a dislike button.
Facebook smashes revenue expectations once again
Facebook’s profit and revenue has beat forecasts for the seventh quarter in a row, with mobile advertising revenue playing a key role as users shift to using smartphones and other devices.
WhatsApp hits 700 million users
WhatsApp now has 700 million monthly active users and those users are sending 30 billion messages per day, according to Jan Koum, WhatsApp CEO.
SMBs drive business growth through Facebook
With over 30 million active small businesses currently using Facebook, including 19 million on mobile, SMBs are continuing to utilise social media as a key channel to build business.
Facebook blows away analysts with strong financials
"We've made some long term bets on the future while staying focused on executing and improving our core products and business."
Facebook's Zuck earns a buck...
Based on yearly salary, it seems that Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg earned a solitary dollar in 2013, according to a regulatory filing released this week.
Facebook acquires virtual reality leader for US$2 billion
"Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow."
Zuckerberg dismisses Microsoft and Sony competition
As the industry balks at Facebook’s recent US$2 billion acquisition, CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn’t worried about the likes of PlayStation or Xbox.
WhatsApp's "values and beliefs will not change"
'If partnering with Facebook meant that we had to change our values, we wouldn’t have done it."
Facebook aims to connect the "next billion"
"Zuckerberg’s proposal is Facebook-centric, with the social network and OTT players reaping the immediate benefits."
WhatsApp coming over the hill? It's a US$16 billion Facebook acquisition
"WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people - the services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable."
See your Facebook life in a minute...
If you're on Facebook, a new video about your life went live online late yesterday. Yes, I do mean you.
Happy Birthday Facebook... Here's to another 10 years?
"It is the largest social network in the world, but many are questioning whether it will survive another 10 years..."
Love it or loath it... Facebook is about to turn 10
Facebook will celebrate its 10th birthday tomorrow and is likely to be an occasion that will see people reflecting on its past and wildly speculating on its future.
Mobile revenue surge smashes Facebook's earnings report
Boosted by surging mobile revenue, Facebook has today smashed financial expectations with a full year revenue of $7.87bn, an increase of 55% year-over-year.
"Plagued" Facebook will die out by 2017...
"Ideas, like diseases, have been shown to spread infectiously between people before eventually dying out..."
Kiwi student mixing it with IT giants
A University of Waikato PhD student will take part in a global computer coding exercise backed by some of the biggest technology names in the world.
Zuckerberg approves new Facebook Like button
CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives the nod as the social media giant's six month development process finally comes to an end...