Elon Musk’s recent spat with Apple has reignited the fire in the belly of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek for criticising Apple’s platform policies.
What a month Facebook is having, in a bad way, as a range of news organisations get stuck in to a treasure trove of leaked documents showing its inner workings.
He may not have mentioned music, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s speech at Georgetown University yesterday is essential reading for anyone who’s interested in how the social network’s upper echelons […]
Leaked audio from an internal Facebook meeting where CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered questions from staff has been making headlines – mainly around his promise of a “fight” if politicians try to […]
Governments and regulators should be doing more to make internet companies like Facebook accountable for their impact on free speech and society more generally… says Mark Zuckerberg. Yes, the social […]
Facebook’s relationship with privacy? It’s complicated, although critics of the company (like Tim Cook, who’s just been rebranded by Donald Trump as ‘Tim Apple’) might use a few other words. Yet […]
Imagine being Mark Zuckerberg, trying to think of your annual ‘personal challenge’ for 2019, after the 2018 that Facebook had. Yet the social network’s CEO is sticking to his guns […]
What’s that? You thought Facebook was already about community? Well, yes, but it’s a community facing growing criticism on multiple counts: from enabling the spread of fake news to hiving people off into political ‘filter bubbles’.
Now CEO Mark Zuckerberg has laid out his ambitions to reorient the social network’s corporate mission to address these and other problems.
“For the past decade, Facebook has focused on connecting friends and families. With that foundation, our next focus will be developing the social infrastructure for community – for supporting us, for keeping us safe, for informing us, for civic engagement, and for inclusion of all,” wrote Zuckerberg.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified yesterday in a court case that has seen games company ZeniMax Media suing Oculus VR, claiming that it stole trade secrets used to develop its Oculus Rift headset.
Zuckerberg said he is “highly confident” that ZeniMax’s claims are untrue, but his testimony also offered some interesting data on Facebook’s investment in Oculus VR specifically, and virtual reality more generally.
For example, the oft-quoted $2bn acquisition price for Oculus VR was more like $3bn once $700m of compensation to retain key team members plus $300m of target bonuses were factored in.
Every year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chooses a ‘personal project’ to focus on, with 2016’s being the development of an artificial-intelligence butler named Jarvis.
It’s an app and Facebook Messenger chatbot that controls various aspects of he and wife Priscilla’s home, but in an interview with Fast Company, Zuckerberg has also revealed that Jarvis has music-recommendation features.
“Facebook’s heel turn in late 2016 has been incredible to behold,” tweeted Guardian journalist Alex Hern this morning. He was referring not just to the ongoing hoo-ha about fake news […]
Facebook has been under attack since the US presidential election last week, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the defensive over the role the social network – and the fake news […]