Mark Zuckerberg. (Photo by Robert Scoble via Flickr.)

Facebook is a risky investment and other quotes of the week

“Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services. And we think this is a good way to build something. These days I think more and more people want to use services from companies that believe in something beyond simply maximizing profits.”–Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a letter… Read More


Newsmakers 2011: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg pushes the potential of the social infrastructure

Now that everybody is connected, things are about to get really interesting. That was the message from Mark Zuckerberg this year, through his words and actions. The Facebook CEO sees the new “social infrastructure” transforming businesses including television, movies, books and music before moving on to traditional sectors such as health care and finance. “When… Read More


Facebook slapped on the wrist in FTC privacy settlement

The Federal Trade Commission this morning announced a proposed settlement with Facebook to resolve a series of charges over its privacy practices, simultaneously made public in an eight-count FTC complaint. Laying down the law on the world’s largest social network, the commission says in a news release that Facebook “deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their… Read More


Book smarts vs. street smarts: Which makes the best startup entrepreneurs? (Infographic)

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard to start their respective companies, relying on their enormous intellect and technology experience to change the world. But Sergey Brin and Jerry Yang both received advanced degrees at Stanford, and things turned out pretty well for them. So, what’s an entrepreneur to do? Bypass the educational… Read More


Facebook doubling down in Seattle, moving to larger office

Facebook’s Seattle engineering office will move to a new downtown location next year, twice the size of its existing space, to create room for additional growth beyond the 60 engineers it already has working here. “We’re excited to announce that we’re moving to a new office space in downtown Seattle early next year,” said Ari… Read More


Intersect CEO says Facebook Timeline ‘falls far short’

Upon hearing about the new Facebook Timeline feature today, my immediate reaction was: “Huh, isn’t that exactly what Seattle’s Intersect is all about?” After all, Intersect — like the Facebook Timeline announced today by Mark Zuckerberg — is all about creating a space where Internet users can chronicle and share life’s most important moments. And… Read More


The New Establishment: Bezos, Zuckerberg and Lady Gaga?

They come from the music, tech, media, finance and movie industries. They are Vanity Fair’s New Establishment, a list of 50 “buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and entrepreneurs.” And who got the top billing among the motley crew? For the second year in a row, the honor fell to none other than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg… Read More


Nerd Notes: Walking with Zuck, connected states, and a note to the future … from 1973

The legends of tech companies are shaped by stories of their weirdest early traditions. (Think Bill Gates having Burgermaster on speed dial.) We predict that this New York Times story about Mark Zuckerberg’s awkward walks with job prospects will someday be part of the Facebook canon … for better or worse. “Hi Future Man! … Hope your world… Read More


Nerd Notes: App for Atlantis, better title for Jobs bio, and some pi in the face for Google

Google reportedly decided to have some fun with the bidding for Nortel’s coveted patent portfolio last week — throwing out offers such as $3.14159 billion (a.k.a. pi) and other nerdy numbers. But Microsoft and Apple appear to have gotten the last laugh, leading a consortium that actually won the bidding. Or was it Google’s weird way… Read More


GeekWire Radio: Google+ vs. Facebook, Ballmer sounds off, and new stuff in Internet search

On this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast, we analyze Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s booming response to the question of whether he should resign, serve up some behind-the-scenes tidbits from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Seattle, and assess the impact of the new Google+ social networking service, unveiled this week by the search giant…. Read More

Mark Zuckerberg continues to keep his employees happy at Facebook.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg: TV, books, movies next in line for social disruption

Editor’s note: Peter Boctor was part of a crowd of Seattle software developers who attended Mark Zuckerberg’s talk in Seattle on Wednesday evening. He provides an overview in this guest post. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Q&A session with engineers Wednesday was primarily a recruiting event showcasing the Seattle engineering office, with lots of talk about… Read More