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New York's 21st Congressional District is an open seat that has been held by a Democrat. The 19th District is held by the GOP, but sees a very well-funded challenger in the person of Sean Eldrige, the gay husband of Facebook billionaire Chris Hughes, a college classmate of Mark Zuckerberg and the new owner of The New Republic.
Do not dare challenge the Masters of the Universe, the Party of Davos, or the Permanent Political Class with facts. After Sen. Jeff Sessions , in a thunderous Wednesday speech on the Senate floor, denounced Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg for pushing amnesty on foreign soil and high-tech executives for demanding more guest-worker permits while laying off American workers, Facebook board member Marc Andreessen maligned the Alabama Senator in a series of incensed Tweets.
Standing on a stage in San Francisco in early 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that as Internet users had become more comfortable sharing their lives online, privacy was no longer a "social norm" . He had an obvious commercial interest in relaxing norms surrounding online privacy, but this attitude has nevertheless been widely echoed in the popular media.
In today's world of rapid-fire Internet access, "buffering" is a word many under the age of 30 have never heard. Slow downloads of images or video? Not a problem, be it a mobile device or PC.
With millions of teens shifting their attention away from Facebook to other forms of social media, the question in everyone's mind is: is Mark Zuckerberg's brainchild still relevant for business ? I recently talked with Mari Smith , a social media whiz who proclaims that Facebook still has its place among the most important business applications. Here's what the co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day had to say.
Legendary Silicon Valley venture investor Peter Thiel did a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session on Thursday in which he talked about Edward Snowden and the NSA, net neutrality and Bitcoin, among other things. Here's a selection of his comments Even in a technology landscape that features Mark Zuckerberg and the founders of Google, venture capitalist Peter Thiel stands out - not just because he was the first investor in Facebook and made close to $1 billion from that investment alone, but because he is also an avowed libertarian who advocates building autonomous countries that float on the ocean , among other things.
Brendan Iribe dropped out of University Of Maryland his freshman year to launch a startup before going on to form Oculus. But now inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropy and made rich by Zuck's company buying Oculus for $2 billion, Iribe is donating $31 million to build the The building will include labs for virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, computer vision, and artificial intelligence.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg waits for Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in front of a monitor displaying a Facebook page of the Prime Minister's Office of Japan, before a meeting at the latter's official residence in Tokyo March 29, 2012. Senator Jeff Sessions had some harsh words for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a speech he delivered on the Senate floor Wednesday evening that was published in the National Review on Thursday .
Harvard students know which way the wind is blowing. According to a report from the Harvard Crimson , the school's introductory computer science class has a record 818 undergraduates this fall.
Westboro Baptist Church publishes a schedule for where they intend to picket daily . This tactic is in keeping with the group's overall strategy of stirring up discord by saying they will appear somewhere, even if they have no realistic plans to do so.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. CEO and legendary investor Warren Buffett is the leading Fortune 500 CEO on Twitter Inc , in spite of making just five tweets since he joined the social media network last year, and none since February of this year. While underscoring the reverence people have for Buffett on the one hand, it also speaks to the fact that not many prominent CEO's are making use of social media, as Scarlet Fu detailed on Bloomberg today.
That would make the service bigger than Facebook, which has 1.3 billion monthly active users. Zuckerberg made that bold statement at an event organized by telecom tycoon Carlos Slim in Mexico City, during which he declared that Facebook was willing to "spend billions of dollars" to bring the Internet to more people around the world.
It's all Apple and Alibaba all the time in the world of tech these days. But that little social network in Menlo Park may be hotter than either of them.
Facebook has long been blocked in China. But for a brief few days, many Chinese thought the social-media network had found a way in.
Updated: Sat Sep 13, 2014 07:53 am
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