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Shimon Peres in Kindle interview: Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘made a revolution with a billion people’

Amazon is expanding its Kindle Singles lineup into a new area, promising “major long-form interviews with iconic figures and world leaders” as part of a new series called the “The Kindle Singles Interview.” First up: Shimon Peres, the tech-savvy 89-year-old President of Israel, who talks about everything from the Middle East peace process to Facebook’s… Read More

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Zuckerberg on Facebook Home: ‘I think of it more as a seed that we’re planting’

While much of the talk on today’s Facebook second quarter earnings call centered around the company’s positive financial performance, one product was left out of the equation: Facebook Home. Home, Facebook’s much-touted entry into the smartphone market, seems to have been met with a resounding “meh” from consumers. The HTC First, which comes pre-loaded with… Read More

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Facebook drops below Amazon in value with 11% plunge

One of the interesting parts of Facebook’s Wall Street debut was the fact that the social network was initially considered more valuable than industry veteran Amazon.com. But no more. Facebook shares fell nearly 11 percent today on the company’s second day of trading, despite broader gains in the stock market. The decline of $4.20, to… Read More

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Jeff Bezos in a tux? Amazon tries to find its fit in fashion

Here’s something we’ve never seen before. From khakis and door desks to a tuxedo on the red carpet, the transformation of Jeff Bezos from geek to fashionista is complete, apparently. In a week when Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was criticized for wearing a hoodie on Wall Street, the Amazon founder was on the other end of… Read More

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Zuckerberg on the tech ‘war’ with Amazon, Apple and Google

Mark Zuckerberg is more of a lover, than a fighter. After all, he doesn’t want to engage in an all-out war with the likes of Amazon.com, Apple or Google. Instead, the Facebook co-founder sees ways to work together with the tech titans — well, maybe, everyone except for Google. Zuckerberg, appearing tonight on The Charlie… Read More

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Facebook rolls out Skype video chat, from Seattle team

Facebook is rolling out a new video chat feature for its users in partnership with Skype, developed in Facebook’s Seattle engineering office, that aims to give its users a one-click method of talking via video with other users on the social network. The free feature was announced via webcast from Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley… Read More

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg on Seattle: ‘There’s so many good engineers up here’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Seattle today, visiting the company’s fledgling office across the street the Pike Place Market — its only major engineering center outside of its Palo Alto headquarters, with about 40 people. Before speaking at a tech talk/recruiting event for local software engineers this evening, Zuckerberg sat down with a small… Read More