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Facebook to launch new virtual reality headset, Oculus Go

Facebook to launch new virtual reality headset, Oculus Go

In 2014, Facebook paid $3 billion to acquire Oculus and retain its employees.

Oct 12, 2017, 08:31 AM IST
Facebook, Twitter to testify before US Congress, Google mum

Facebook, Twitter to testify before US Congress, Google mum

The three companies have been invited to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on November 1, ReCode reported late on Wednesday.

Oct 05, 2017, 10:46 AM IST
Zuckerberg apologises for 'dividing people through Facebook'

Zuckerberg apologises for 'dividing people through Facebook'

Facebook has been facing an intense scrutiny over the presence of Russian ads on its platform during the 2016 presidential election. President Donald Trump has also accused the platform of being "anti-Trump".

Oct 02, 2017, 11:59 AM IST
Facebook boss Zuckerberg to sell shares for charity efforts

Facebook boss Zuckerberg to sell shares for charity efforts

Zuckerberg said he plans to sell 35 million to 75 million shares - worth up to USD 12 billion at current prices - over the next 18 months for philanthropy.

Sep 24, 2017, 16:40 PM IST
Mark Zuckerberg wants to sell 35-75 million Facebook shares

Mark Zuckerberg wants to sell 35-75 million Facebook shares

He said his wife Priscilla and he feel a responsibility to do their part to address global challenges -- like curing all diseases in their children`s lifetime and personalising education for every student.

Sep 24, 2017, 13:57 PM IST
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces birth of new baby girl

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces birth of new baby girl

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife welcomed their second daughter -- August -- to the world on Monday with a post on the leading social network.

Aug 29, 2017, 09:29 AM IST
Mark Zuckerberg to take two-month paternity leave

Mark Zuckerberg to take two-month paternity leave

Zuckerberg announced his leave in a Facebook post late Friday, saying he had also taken two months leave when his first daughter, Max, was born in 2015.

Aug 19, 2017, 11:31 AM IST
Facebook shuts down chat platform used to 'harass' employees

Facebook shuts down chat platform used to 'harass' employees

Initially launched in 2015 for employees to anonymously voice their concerns, the platform called `Facebook Anon` became more political around last year`s US presidential elections.

Aug 17, 2017, 14:27 PM IST
Facebook shuts artificial intelligence system after bots create own language

Facebook shuts artificial intelligence system after bots create own language

In June, researchers from the Facebook AI Research Lab (FAIR) found that while they were busy trying to improve chatbots, the "dialogue agents" were creating their own language.

Jul 31, 2017, 12:22 PM IST
Mark Zuckerberg is world's 5th richest person

Mark Zuckerberg is world's 5th richest person

Following Facebook`s second quarter earnings report that showed the company`s stocks hit record high, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has achieved a personal milestone too, becoming the world`s fifth richest person.

Jul 28, 2017, 11:08 AM IST
Mark Zuckerberg unveils Facebook's new mission

Mark Zuckerberg unveils Facebook's new mission

Zuckerberg described this `new mission` as an extension of Facebook`s original mantra that will guide the company over the next decade.

Jun 23, 2017, 11:39 AM IST

Amazon CEO Bezos asks Twitter followers how to donate his money

The request signalled a shift for Bezos, who has invested in longer-term bets like space exploration and kept quieter about other givings.

Jun 16, 2017, 10:44 AM IST
13 years after quitting, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gets honorary Harvard degree

13 years after quitting, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gets honorary Harvard degree

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard,  the school he dropped out of to start the pioneering social network.

May 26, 2017, 10:23 AM IST

India can bolster Snapchat's prospects as Facebook goes after it

There are over 200 million WhatsApp users in India while Facebook has nearly 166 million.

May 05, 2017, 15:56 PM IST
Facebook to add 3,000 workers to catch and remove streaming violence

Facebook to add 3,000 workers to catch and remove streaming violence

acebook Inc will hire 3,000 more people over the next year to respond to reports of inappropriate material on the social media network and speed up the removal of videos showing murder, suicide and other violent acts, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday.

May 03, 2017, 23:32 PM IST
Ohio family surprised when Mark Zuckerberg comes to dinner

Ohio family surprised when Mark Zuckerberg comes to dinner

An Ohio family says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg.

Apr 29, 2017, 23:47 PM IST

Thai man murders child, kills himself on Facebook Live

A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said on Tuesday, the latest example of the social network`s live-streaming function being used to broadcast grisly crimes.

Apr 25, 2017, 15:27 PM IST
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wins Time magazine poll

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wins Time magazine poll

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won the 2017 TIME 100 poll after consistently leading the survey, the magazine said.

Apr 17, 2017, 11:56 AM IST
Facebook developing ''perfect'' chatbot

Facebook developing ''perfect'' chatbot

Facebook is quietly developing the most useful virtual assistant ever that may outshine Jarvis -- the artificial intelligence (AI) assistant its CEO Mark Zuckerberg developed in 2016.

Apr 15, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

Facebook has said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages.

 

Apr 13, 2017, 10:42 AM IST