The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is getting serious about philanthropy. The philanthropic endeavor of Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, just recruited David Plouffe, Uber’s head of policy and an Obama alum. The longtime political operative will serve as president of policy and advocacy for the initiative, he announced on Facebook. “I am thrilled to be joining Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan on the journey to advance human potential and promote equal opportunity thru the work of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,” Plouffe wrote in a Facebook post. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has so far focused on education, curing disease and science. Plouffe’s political background could help the initiative make those goals closer to reality with the vast resources of the Facebook founder. Chan and Zuckerberg pledged $3 billion to curing disease in September. Read more…More about Uber, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and Business
For the first time ever Facebook recorded one billion daily active users this past Monday, August 24th.The post Facebook Hits One Billion Users in a Single Day by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
The first teaser trailer of the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Job’s biopic — appropriately called, Steve Jobs — has just been released. Although the trailer does not offer too much insight into the film, it does deliver a first glance of Michael Fassbender as the late Apple CEO — down to a few seconds of footage of him in the infamous black turtleneck. We also catch a glimpse of Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, along with Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels. This is Sorkin’s second attempt to take on the heroes of Silicon Valley after his look at Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, and the moody trailer suggests the film will hit some similar myth-puncturing notes. Read more…More about Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin, Entertainment, Film, and Michael Fassbender
If you follow Apple news you might remember a story back in September where CEO Tim Cook published an open letter expressing his criticism of free online services that make money through advertising. When an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product… Our business model is very straightforward: We sell great products. We don’t build a profile based on your email content or Web browsing habits to sell to advertisers. Cook’s comments weren’t lost on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, whose company does a lot of what Cook was critical of. In an article published this week by Time […]The post Shots Fired! Mark Zuckerberg Defends Against Anti-Ad Statements From Apple’s Tim Cook by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg conducted his first ever public Q&A today, and while he was lobbed fluff questions about his fashion choices (among other things), there were some hard hitting questions thrown out as well. To his credit, Zuckerberg didn’t back down from questions about declining Facebook reach and why users were forced to download the Messenger app. He took them head on and provided some fairly satisfactory answers. Here are some highlights and key takeaways from some of the more important questions that were asked. Why Is Organic Reach Declining? There’s two reasons why organic reach is decreasing, Zuckerberg […]The post Mark Zuckerberg Answers Pressing Questions About Facebook In First Ever Public Q&A by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Facebook will begin rolling out a redesign for its news feed on Thursday, almost exactly one year after the company initially announced a major overhaul at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters The new look includes font changes and more prominent photos that span the entire news feed, but the overall look is more subtle than the changes Facebook promised a year ago when it first announced the redesign See also: How to Curate Your Facebook News Feed Those proposed changes never took place, except on a small number of users’ profiles, and ultimately were abandoned. Thursday’s update is an alternative that Facebook’s news feed product manager Greg Marra told Re/code takes user feedback from the past year into account Read more…More about Redesign, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News Feed, and Social Media
Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn What does it take to be a pioneer, a change agent, a success in business today? Do Mark Zuckerberg and other innovators like him have some special formula? Author Ekaterina Walter explores the secrets to success in Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of The post Book Review: Think Like Zuck appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
For better or worse, this will go down as the year that Facebook really put a dollar sign in front of its users. More About: Facebook
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