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'I Am Ashamed,' Read the Email. Then Facebook's Problems Grew

An 11K-word 'Wired' piece delves into Facebook's 'tumultuous two years'

(Newser) - "I am disappointed. I am embarrassed. I am ashamed." So read an email Roger McNamee sent to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg just days before the 2016 election. McNamee is the Zuckerberg mentor who convinced the Facebook CEO to hire Sandberg in the first place, and as an... More »

He Took a 'Very Unusual' Job at Facebook, Decided to Quit

What it's like to track the perception of Mark Zuckerberg full-time

(Newser) - Tavis McGinn spent six months doing a "very unusual" job at Facebook then decided he just didn't want to do it anymore. "I didn't feel proud to tell people I worked at Facebook," he tells the Verge . "I didn't feel I was helping... More »

Jim Carrey Calls for Facebook Boycott

He deletes account, says investors should dump stock

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg isn't going to like Jim Carrey's latest remarks: The actor says he's getting rid of his Facebook shares and deleting his page—and he wants other people to follow suit, CNBC reports. "I'm dumping my @facebook stock and deleting my page because @facebook... More »

Facebook Announces Major Change to News Feeds

Expect to see more from friends, family, Zuckerberg says

(Newser) - What you see when you log on to Facebook will be changing soon—because Mark Zuckerberg wants to make sure "the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent." The Facebook CEO announced major changes to news feeds in a post Thursday, saying they've received... More »

Why a Tech Pioneer's $59B Fortune May Be Fleeting

Ripple CEO Chris Larsen's riches may just be part of cryptocurrency 'hysteria,' analyst says

(Newser) - Chris Larsen may not be the household name that Mark Zuckerberg is, but with the amount of wealth he has (at least on paper), he may not care. Forbes notes Larsen has in his personal holdings 5.19 billion XRP tokens from his virtual-currency company, Ripple, in addition to a... More »

Zuckerberg's New Year's Resolution Is a Big One

Facebook CEO says he'll use 2018 to fix Facebook

(Newser) - Since 2009, Mark Zuckerberg has set a personal goal for each new year—from visiting every state to learning Mandarin to killing his own food. And 2018 is no different, with Zuckerberg challenging himself in a Facebook post to use the new year to fix Facebook's numerous high-profile problems.... More »

Meet Earth's Top Power Couples

Why, yes, it is heavy on pretty and geeky people with money

(Newser) - You might think you and your partner make a super couple, but chances are you didn't make Time's list of the world's most elite power couples. Hailing from the fields of entertainment, politics, and predictably, technology, Time runs down the couples it deems most powerful who are... More »

Zuckerberg: I'm 'Dead Serious' About Russia Meddling

House committee releases divisive Russia ads

(Newser) - The divisive—and sometimes bizarre—Facebook ads bought by Russian operatives were on display Wednesday as Facebook, Google, and Twitter execs appeared before congressional panels for a second day. The House Intelligence Committee released the ads, a wide selection of which can be seen here , in what it said was... More »

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 »

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