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Zuckerberg details plans to use drones to blanket Earth with high-speed Internet

Mark Zuckerberg took to his personal Facebook page to detail plans to utilize drones, satellites and lasers to “deliver Internet to everyone.” “Our team has many of the world’s leading experts in aerospace and communications technology, including from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and Ames Research Center,” Zuckerberg wrote. “Today we are also bringing on key members of… Read More

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Facebook shares up 4% as Zuckerberg explains why they paid $19B for WhatsApp

Investors seemed to like what Mark Zuckerberg had to say during the Facebook CEO’s keynote at the Mobile World Congress on Monday. Facebook’s stock is up nearly four percent today following Zuckerberg’s 45-minute talk in Barcelona. The 29-year-old mostly focused on two topics during a fireside chat with journalist David Kirkpatrick: Facebook’s recent $19 billion acquisition… Read More

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Gates and Zuckerberg lead $9M funding round for group helping schools upgrade their Internet access

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Mark Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education initiative have led a $9 million funding round for EducationSuperHighway (ESH), a non-profit organization that aims to help schools get better Internet access. At the moment, ESH is working to expand its speed test survey to the rest of the country, and is also focused… Read More

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Zuck: Government “blew it” with NSA disclosures

SAN FRANCISCO–When Mark Zuckerberg meets with top House Republicans next week, it seems like the NSA’s spying programs will make up a key component of the agenda. During his conversation today with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, Zuckerberg said that in much the same way that Facebook has an obligation to protect the data of its… Read More

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Zuckerberg: Our bad IPO made us stronger

SAN FRANCISCO–Dressed in his usual hoodie and jeans, Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt today to thunderous applause, and the sound of about 25 feverish camera shutters. Zuckerberg spoke with TechCrunch’s founder, Michael Arrington, about what has transpired with his company since the two of them talked at Disrupt last year. The past… Read More

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: Tech’s new champion for immigration reform

When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced his position on immigration reform in a Washington Post op-ed on Wednesday, no one was surprised to hear that, like many Americans, Zuckerberg found the system flawed. But in the emotionally-charged issue of immigration, Zuckerberg’s perspective is colored by his place in the technology world. Backed by a group of… Read More

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Zuckerberg leads list of most-liked CEOs; Bezos’ approval rating soars and Ballmer is a no-show in top 50

Do you like the job your boss is doing? If you work at Facebook, Amazon.com, Salesforce.com, EMC, SAP, Apple or Google, the answer to that question is a resounding yes. The CEOs of those tech titans each scored approval ratings above 90 percent in Glassdoor’s annual ranking of the top highest-rated CEOs. (Glassdoor bases its… Read More

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Video: Mark Zuckerberg tells the story of how he inspired one kid to code

Code.org, the non-profit created by entrepreneurs Ali and Hadi Partovi, continues to gain momentum around its public relations campaign stressing the importance of computer science education. The short film — directed by Lesley Chilcott, the producer of Waiting for Superman and An Inconvenient Truth — has been viewed 12 million times since its release two weeks ago.  Hadi Partovi also… Read More

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Facebook at 1 billion: Zuckerberg’s ‘infrastructure’ reaches critical mass

Facebook is marking a major milestone today, with Mark Zuckerberg announcing via status update that the social network has surpassed 1 billion monthly active users. So what’s next? Zuckerberg gave a few hints in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, in response to the question of what’s possible now that wasn’t at 500 million users. “Now… Read More

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No hoodie here: Facebook CEO marries longtime love

Wow, what a week. How else to describe the news that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, in a private ceremony this weekend just a few days following the company’s blockbuster IPO. From the AP: The couple married at his Palo Alto, Calif. home in front of fewer than 100 stunned… Read More

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Poll: Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie, thumbs up or down?

As Facebook prepares for what promises to be a landmark IPO for the tech industry, the attention of Wall Street this week focused on one of the company’s signature features — Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie. Yes, the attire of the Facebook CEO seemed to generate as much attention as the social network’s bottom line or growth… Read More

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Can Facebook become a bigger force for social good?

Facebook’s announcement today that it will let users update their status to indicate that they’re organ donors might not have been the type of life-saving news that people were expecting. But viewed as the possible start of something bigger, it gets a lot more interesting. Sure, lots of companies are involved in philanthropy and social initiatives…. Read More