Mark Zuckerberg archive

  • Facebook closing @facebook.com messaging service after small usage
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    Facebook closing @facebook.com messaging service after small usage

    By 24 February 2014

    Facebook is closing its @facebook.com messaging/email service, which has been available since 2010. "We’re notifying people who use their @facbook.com email that the feature is changing," a spokesman told Pocket-lint. "When someone sends you an email...

  • 10 reasons why Facebook has lasted 10 years
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    10 reasons why Facebook has lasted 10 years

    By 4 February 2014

    It's been an entire decade since a fresh-faced, wide-eyed Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm on 4 February 2004. Little did Zuckerberg know that at just 19 years old he had changed the world - and the internet - forever. Within...

  • Code.org's Hour of Code campaign kicks off: Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg will teach you to write basic lines of code
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    Code.org's Hour of Code campaign kicks off: Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg will teach you to write basic lines of code

    By 9 December 2013

    Code.org's Hour of Code campaign has officially begun. The website, a non-profit company hoping to make computer science education available in more US schools, has called upon every K-12 student in the US to join the "Hour of Code" campaign during Computer...

  • Facebook launches its own search engine: Graph Search
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    Facebook launches its own search engine: Graph Search

    By 15 January 2013

    As Pocket-lint was told by our trusted sources yesterday, Facebook has launched its own search engine. However, rather than offer the ability to search the web, it is a feature that allows you to search the Facebook "graph". According to CEO and co-founder...

  • Facebook on the wane? Don't you believe it as shares soar following Q3 results
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    Facebook on the wane? Don't you believe it as shares soar following Q3 results

    By 24 October 2012

    Despite reports to the contrary, all seems rosy in the Facebook garden after the social networking giant posted its Q3 financial results, which in turn saw its shares rise by 9.8 per cent on Wall Street.  Revenue for the company is now at $1.26 billion,...

  • Facebook working on native Android app, HTML5 development has wasted years
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    Facebook working on native Android app, HTML5 development has wasted years

    By 12 September 2012

    Mark Zuckerberg believes the only way forward for Facebook on mobile devices is by launching native apps for each platform, rather that a HTML5 solution that works on all. He also claims that the social networking company has wasted years of vital development...

  • Zuckerberg: Facebook phone is no go, but I've greenlit search engine
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    Zuckerberg: Facebook phone is no go, but I've greenlit search engine

    By 12 September 2012

    Mark Zuckerberg has put paid to rumours that his company is looking to launch a Facebook phone, claiming that it doesn't make any sense. He has, however, admitted that there are ambitions to take on Google head-to-head with a Facebook search engine. Speaking...

  • Facebook working on its own smartphone - out next year claims NY Times
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    Facebook working on its own smartphone - out next year claims NY Times

    By 28 May 2012

    Facebook has hired a number of former Apple employees to work on a new Facebook phone codenamed “Buffy”. The New York Times says “more than half a dozen former Apple software and hardware engineers who worked on the iPhone, and one who worked on...

  • Facebook trialling 'pay to promote posts' in New Zealand
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    Facebook trialling 'pay to promote posts' in New Zealand

    By 11 May 2012

    Facebook users in New Zealand are being given the option of paying to highlight particular wall posts and updates. Payments of 25p, 50p and even £1.25 have already been paid to the social network via credit card and PayPal. In return Facebook will promote...

  • Facebook dials in Skype video calling
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    Facebook dials in Skype video calling

    By 6 July 2011

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the arrival of video chat, powered by Skype, into the social network. Speaking via a stream that was broadcast on the Facebook Live channel, Zuckerberg's announcement was actually later than Facebook and Skype...

  • Facebook responds to Ceglia lawsuit, branding him an inveterate scam artist
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    Facebook responds to Ceglia lawsuit, branding him an inveterate scam artist

    By 27 May 2011

    Just over a month ago, New Yorker and convicted felon Paul Ceglia represented his lawsuit against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that he has documentation to prove that he owns 50 per cent of the social networking site. He had already tried...

  • Facebook stays closed for under-13s
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    Facebook stays closed for under-13s

    By 26 May 2011

    Contrary to media reports, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has said he plans to keep the social media site's gates closed to the under thirteens, at least for the time being. Currently, Facebook operates a global minimum age policy which varies country to...

  • Mark Zuckerberg wins latest Winklevoss twins Facebook claim
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    Mark Zuckerberg wins latest Winklevoss twins Facebook claim

    By 12 April 2011

    The case made famous by David Fincher's Oscar-winning movie The Social Network has come to a close... again. A court has ruled that Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss must accept a cash and stock settlement with Facebook valued $65 million, as previously agreed...

  • Bill Gates more influential than Martin Luther King Jnr
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    Bill Gates more influential than Martin Luther King Jnr

    By 4 March 2011

    Bill Gates has topped a top ten list of "world changers", according to Dragon Age 2 publisher Electronic Arts (no, really). A survey of Brits under the age of 25 puts Microsoft founder and chairman Gates at the summit, with Facebook-supremo Mark Zuckerberg...

  • Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and others dine with the President
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    Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and others dine with the President

    By 18 February 2011

    Just because you’re on medical leave doesn’t mean you can’t have dinner with the President of the United States. That’s exactly what Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, has been doing this week, after Barack Obama invited a number of tech head honchos to...

  • VIDEO: When Zuckerbergs collide
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    VIDEO: When Zuckerbergs collide

    By 31 January 2011

    What happens when the three most famous Mark Zuckerbergs come together? Well, to find out., take a look at this sketch from Saturday Night Live, which aired in the States this weekend. The video features the man nominated for an Oscar for playing Zuck...

  • The Social Network nominated for eight Oscars
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    The Social Network nominated for eight Oscars

    By 25 January 2011

    The Social Network is in line to scoop a number of Academy Awards after being nominated for a total of eight Oscars. David Fincher's adaptation of Ben Mezrich's 2009 book - The Accidental Billionaires (with the screenplay by Aaron Sorkin) - picked up...

  • Facebook shutting down rumours quashed
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    Facebook shutting down rumours quashed

    By 10 January 2011

    The trouble with Facebook (and the internet as a whole) is that it gives an almighty engine for a rumour to spread. Even if that rumour is based on a story from a parody-based website whose previous stories include the tale of Bigfoot stealing a car during...

  • Facebook valued at $56 billion
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    Facebook valued at $56 billion

    By 20 December 2010

    A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? 56 billion dollars. Yep, that's right people - Facebook is said to be worth a cool $56 billion - that's 36 billion of the Queen's finest British pound sterling. Just imagine the amount of new hoodies...

  • Facebook Profile pages redesigned for added personality
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    Facebook Profile pages redesigned for added personality

    By 6 December 2010

    Facebook has rolled out a revamped profile page on the social network, with the big man himself going on US national TV to talk about the changes as well. Well, we say big man, but Mark Zuckerberg is only about 5.5ft tall, but he is the CEO, bitch. The...

  • Facebook launches "Next Generation Messaging" email service
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    Facebook launches "Next Generation Messaging" email service

    By 15 November 2010

    Mark Zuckerberg has taken to the stage (well, we say stage - the venue is basically a glorified canteen) to announce Facebook's new messaging service, previously called Project Titan. And, despite the rumours, Zuckerberg was keen to point out that the...

  • Facebook email client to be unveiled on Monday?
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    Facebook email client to be unveiled on Monday?

    By 11 November 2010

    Facebook has sent out an email to US journalists inviting them to an exclusive event to be held on Monday 15 November in San Francisco, as part of the Web 2.0 Summit. It pre-empts Mark Zuckerberg's conversation at the Summit the next day. However, it's...

  • Apple to buy Facebook?
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    Apple to buy Facebook?

    By 20 October 2010

    In David Fincher's smash hit movie Justin Timberlake, playing the part of Sean Parker, says: "A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion dollars". We at Pocket-lint say, "A billion dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? 51...

  • Facebook Bings in your friends
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    Facebook Bings in your friends

    By 14 October 2010

    Facebook has teamed up with Microsoft (and stuck the boot in to Google at the same time) by announcing that the giant social network will become integrated within Bing. Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Microsoft's HQ in the heart of Silicon Valley to...

  • VIDEO: Hilarious Saturday Night Live spoof Zuckerberg interview
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    VIDEO: Hilarious Saturday Night Live spoof Zuckerberg interview

    By 11 October 2010

    With the tech world news almost completely dominated by Windows Phone 7, we thought you might appreciate a bit of light relief. And so, we bring you this Saturday Night Live sketch featuring a spoof interview with Mr Facebook himself, Mark Zuckerberg,...