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Trouble Deepens for Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg

Email reveals she requested research into George Soros

(Newser) - Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg is enduring another wave of negative headlines on Friday. The latest development: The New York Times reports that she requested research into billionaire George Soros after he went after Facebook. Sandberg sent an email to the company's communications team requesting the research after Soros called... More »

Facebook's Sandberg Admits Knowing About PR Firm

But another Facebook exec has taken the fall

(Newser) - Facebook second-in-command Sheryl Sandberg now admits that she saw materials from a controversial PR firm that linked the company's critics to George Soros. In a statement Wednesday, Sheryl Sandberg, the firm's chief operating officer, said materials from Definers Public Affairs had indeed crossed her desk, NBC reports. Sandberg... More »

Zuckerberg: Sheryl Sandberg Isn't Leaving, and Neither Am I

He says reporters covering Facebook have a 'different world view'

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't plan to be Facebook's CEO forever—but he's certainly not going anywhere right now, and neither is his second-in-command, Sheryl Sandberg. Zuckerberg—who is facing renewed criticism after reports that the company hired a company to smear critics and ignored warning signs... More »

Zuckerberg: I Had No Idea About Anti-Soros Strategy

Sandberg also denies role in hiring firm that linked Facebook protesters to the financier

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg went on the defense Thursday after a damning report in the New York Times faulted him and COO Sheryl Sandberg for how they handled the Russian hacking controversy. "The reality of running a company of more than 10,000 people is that you're not going to... More »

Sandberg, Zuckerberg Get Slammed in NYT Report

Newspaper accuses the pair of trying to conceal Facebook's lapse on Russian hackers

(Newser) - A New York Times investigative story about Facebook presents a brutal picture of how Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg handled the controversy over Russian hacking in the 2016 election. The Times uses three words to sum up company strategy: "delay, deny, and deflect." The story, based on... More »

Empty Chair Says It All: Senate Is Annoyed With Google

Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee

(Newser) - Facebook and Twitter executives, defending their companies on Capitol Hill, said Wednesday they're aggressively trying to root out foreign interests seeking to sow divisions in American democracy as the November elections near. Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, and Twitter's CEO, Jack Dorsey, testified before the Senate... More »

'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 »

Sandberg Admits to Facebook 'Fail'

More human oversight will prevent misuse of ads, COO says

(Newser) - Already facing criticism over the role its ads played in the US presidential election, Facebook is now defending itself over claims that it allowed anti-Semitic ads to be shown to people who posted hate speech online. Responding to a ProPublica report last week that revealed Facebook's algorithm-created ad system... More »

Sandberg, Huffington 'Don't Want Uber Job'

Facebook COO rumored to be board's first choice

(Newser) - Uber is looking for a new CEO, but the company's board may have to get used to disappointment: Sources tell the AP that Sheryl Sandberg, rumored to have been among the leading choices to replace Travis Kalanick, has made it clear that she isn't planning on leaving her... More »

Sheryl Sandberg's New Book a 'Remarkable Achievement'

Facebook COO's tome on handling grief, finding joy after huge loss strikes chord

(Newser) - Sheryl Sandberg credits Mark Zuckerberg with helping her survive after husband Dave Goldberg's death in 2015 from a heart attack, a fact she recently revealed in an interview to promote her new book , Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, released Monday by Knopf. Now that the... 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 »

On Equal Pay Day, Good News and Bad News

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day

(Newser) - It takes a woman until the following Tuesday to earn what a man does in a single week, and more than 15 months to earn what a man does in a year, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity. That's why Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, representing how... More »

Women Seek Raises as Often as Men, but Get Rejected More

Sheryl Sandberg sees good news and bad news in new report

(Newser) - The most comprehensive review of women's roles in corporate America has a bleak bottom-line stat: Generally speaking, we remain about 100 years away from gender equality in the executive ranks, according to Women in the Workplace 2016 . It's "not just bad for women, it’s bad for... More »

Sheryl Sandberg: Stop Saying Women Are Catty

This 'myth' is a dangerous one, Facebook COO writes

(Newser) - Women are very familiar with the concept of teenage "mean girls" and adult "catty" women who don't support other women. It's a popular idea, but in the real world, women help each other, "professionally and personally," writes Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in a New ... More »

If Clinton Wants to Be Bold, This VP Pick Would Do It

Columnist makes the case for Sheryl Sandberg

(Newser) - The smart money is on Hillary Clinton making a predictable pick for her running mate—think Tim Kaine or Sherrod Brown, or perhaps Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, or Julian Castro, writes William Whalen at RealClearPolitics . But Whalen suggests another name that doesn't appear on the regular short lists: Facebook... More »

Sheryl Sandberg: Mother's Day Different as a Single Mom

Facebook exec reflects after a year

(Newser) - Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg became a widow unexpectedly a year ago this week, and she uses Mother's Day to reflect on the loss—and the challenges of being a single parent—in a new post , reports US Weekly . "For me, this is still a new and unfamiliar world,... More »

Disney Heir Apparent Abruptly Steps Down

Search for Bob Iger successor is now wide open

(Newser) - There's going to be an empty throne in the Magic Kingdom two years from now—and it's suddenly far from clear who will fill it. Walt Disney COO Tom Staggs, widely seen as the heir apparent to CEO Bob Iger, unexpectedly announced his resignation on Monday. Sources tell... More »

Paul Ryan's Demand for Dad Time Gets Cheers, Jeers

Would-be speaker applauded for taking a stand, knocked for hypocrisy

(Newser) - Paul Ryan put out a list of demands he'd need met before agreeing to become House speaker, and one is getting its fair share of attention. Ryan—who the New York Times notes is a regular at his kids' basketball and volleyball events, as well as the family's... More »

How Dave Goldberg's Tech Company Is Moving On

Employees keeping it together 2 months after CEO's death

(Newser) - SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg had no detailed succession plan in place, leaving the future of the company he had helmed since 2009—one valued at $2 billion—in question after his May 2 death . Within days, SurveyMonkey—whose technology is used around the world to gauge everything from employee satisfaction... More »

Sheryl Sandberg: What I Learned in 30 Days of Mourning

Facebook COO lays bare her experience

(Newser) - Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg today marks the end of sheloshim—a 30-day period of religious mourning—for her "beloved husband" with an honest and moving post on Facebook . In its nearly 1,750 words, she touches on many aspects of the grief she has felt since Dave Goldberg died... More »

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