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Zuckerberg Apologizes for VR Trip to Puerto Rico

Facebook CEO's demonstration of Spaces tool was widely panned

(Newser) - Well, that didn't take long. Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for a virtual reality promotion featuring Puerto Rico that was almost unanimously condemned as tone deaf , reports CNET . In a video on Tuesday, Zuckerberg and another Facebook exec demonstrated how the new VR tool called Spaces works, allowing the pair... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Shows How Not to Promote a New Product

Facebook CEO intros Spaces app by 'teleporting' to hurricane-destroyed Puerto Rico

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg was excited to show off the new Facebook Spaces app Monday, a virtual-reality product that allows cartoon versions of yourself to wander in faraway places, so he decided to demonstrate with a "magical" tour—of hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico. "There's a lot of people who are... More »

Zuckerberg's Yom Kippur Message: Forgive Me, and Facebook

Not everyone is buying his sincerity, though

(Newser) - Like other Jews during Yom Kippur, Mark Zuckerberg tried to atone for his sins and made a plea for forgiveness over the weekend, Reuters reports. Unlike most other Jews, he asked forgiveness from millions of people—not just for his personal mistakes, but also for his social media platform. "... More »

Zuckerberg Fires Back at Trump's 'Collusion' Claim

Facebook's role in helping millions vote was more effective than ads, he says

(Newser) - Despite his promise to give Congress 3,000 ads purchased by Russians on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is downplaying the idea that they affected the US election. Facebook data shows "our broader impact—from giving people a voice to enabling candidates to communicate directly to helping millions of people vote—... More »

Sources: Obama Tried to Warn Zuckerberg About 'Fake News'

At the time, Facebook CEO seemed unconvinced his company played a role

(Newser) - Facebook has been facing a lot of flak over the role it played in pushing "fake news," especially during last year's election cycle. Now it's come to light that none other than then-President Obama conferred with Mark Zuckerberg just days after the election (and after Zuckerberg'... More »

Zuckerberg to Sell Up to 75M Facebook Shares

He's dropped a plan to create a new class of stock

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg says he's sticking with his plan to eventually sell 99% of his shares in Facebook—and he's starting with up to 75 million shares, which is almost a fifth of his stake in the company. In a post on, of course, Facebook, Zuckerberg explains that he... More »

Zuckerberg Updates His 'Family' Status

Baby girl August joins big sister Max; Zuckerberg and Chan write her a letter

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook status Monday indicated he was "with" his wife, Priscilla Chan—likely taking care of their new baby girl. The Facebook post by the company's founder includes a picture of the new family of four and welcomes little August with a letter that echoes the... More »

Zuckerberg to Take 2-Month Paternity Leave

He did the same when his first daughter was born

(Newser) - When baby no. 2 arrives for Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder will again be taking two months of paternity leave, like he did when daughter Max was born. "I will always be grateful I could spend so much time with her in the first months... More »

Zuckerberg Hire Raises Rumors of a White House Run

Hiring veteran Democratic pollster raises rumors he's looking far beyond Facebook

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg has hired a top Democratic pollster, further fueling speculation that the Facebook CEO could be considering trading in a corner office for one of the oval variety, Politico reports. The Zuckerberg has repeatedly denied he is mulling a presidential bid, but bringing on consultant Joel Benenson—who has... More »

Elon Musk: Zuckerberg's Understanding of AI Is 'Limited'

Tesla founder hits back after Facebook founder questions his concerns

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg has "thrown shade" at Elon Musk before regarding Musk's wariness of artificial intelligence, most recently on Sunday. On Tuesday, the Tesla founder threw some shade of his own right back. Musk is concerned that artificial intelligence could someday threaten humanity, possibly becoming more dangerous than nuclear... More »

Most-Loved CEOs Aren't Who You Think

Elon Musk comes in at No. 8

(Newser) - It's not much of a surprise that Travis Kalanick was left off Glassdoor 's list of the top 100 CEOs, based on opinions from the employees they manage. But what may come as a surprise are those on the top of the list, who inched past Mark Zuckerberg... More »

12 Years After Dropping Out, Zuckerberg Gets Degree

He delivered Harvard's commencement address

(Newser) - Almost 12 years after dropping out of Harvard, where the "Face Books" with pictures of people who lived in student dorms gave him an interesting idea for a website, Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to deliver a commencement address and receive an honorary degree. In his address, Zuckerberg looked back... More »

Video Shows Moment Zuckerberg Got Into Harvard

'Yay, I got accepted'

(Newser) - While at Harvard, Mark Zuckerberg created what would become the world's most popular social network. But before that, he was just an excited kid getting his acceptance letter. In a #tbt Facebook post , Zuckerberg—who will give the commencement speech and receive an honorary degree at Harvard next week,... More »

Zuckerberg Responds to 'Heartbreaking' Facebook Live Problem

Social media company will take steps to combat murders, suicides posted there

(Newser) - After a disturbing series of murder and suicide videos posted to Facebook or broadcast on Facebook Live , Mark Zuckerberg has apparently heard the wave of concern about video on Facebook. In a Wednesday morning post on the social media platform he created, Zuckerberg promised that the company is working on... More »

Facebook's Big Problem: Its Own News Feed

To break 'fake news' cycle, Facebook may have to reconfigure most prominent feature

(Newser) - Facebook has become a formidable player on the news, political, and entertainment landscapes, with more than 1.8 billion active viewers a month. But its "gargantuan influence" has become its "biggest liability," Farhad Manjoo writes in the New York Times , unpacking how the site was the ideal... More »

One Take on Facebook's Video Problem: 'Not Solvable'

That's one question being asked in the wake of the Cleveland killing

(Newser) - Facebook hosted its annual developers' conference on Tuesday, but Mark Zuckerberg pivoted briefly to discuss the weekend murder of a man in Cleveland that was broadcast on Facebook Live. "We have a lot more to do here," he said, per the BBC , offering sympathy to the family of... More »

Sheryl Sandberg: Mark Zuckerberg Is Reason 'I'm Walking'

She says the Facebook founder saved her life after her husband's death

(Newser) - Sheryl Sandberg says Mark Zuckerberg is the reason "why I'm walking," crediting the Facebook founder with saving her life following the death of her husband in an interview with the Guardian . Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, lost husband Dave Goldberg to a heart attack in 2015.... More »

Baby No. 2 Coming for Zuckerberg, Chan

It's another girl

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan will be adding another girl to the family. Zuck announced the pregnancy Thursday on Facebook , writing that after their "difficult experience" having Max, their first daughter, they didn't know what to expect with regard to future children. "When Priscilla and I... More »

Zuckerberg Issues New Facebook Manifesto

It's all about 'building social infrastructure'

(Newser) - Welcome to 2017, when toasters have internet access, taxis drive themselves, and social media sites issue manifestos. Mark Zuckerberg set out his 5,500-word vision for the future in a Facebook post Thursday, setting out his plans to build "social infrastructure" that can help the world deal with issues... More »

Zuckerberg Speaks Out Against Trump's Immigration Orders

Helping people who need help is 'who we are'

(Newser) - "We should be proud" that the US is a "nation of immigrants," Mark Zuckerberg writes in a Facebook post criticizing President Trump's executive orders on immigration. Business Insider reports it's the first time Zuckerberg has spoken out about Trump's policies since the latter became... More »

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