Mark Zuckerberg

  • Watch: Bill Gates accepts Mark Zuckerberg's ice-bucket challenge and takes it to a geeky new level with his own engineered structure in place August 16, 2014

    When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took the ice-bucket challenge and asked Bill Gates to do the same, we hadn't thought Gates would outdo Zuckerberg by such epic proportions. Bill Gates charted out a plan and engineered a structure to help him take the challenge. In this video Bill Gates says...
  • Watch: 'That was really cold!' Mark Zuckerberg takes the ice-bucket challenge to spread awareness about the rare ALS disease; challenges Bill Gates next August 14, 2014

    The ice-bucket challenge is a campaign to spread awareness and fight for a rare disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The challenge went viral on social networking websites after people started posting photos of themselves taking the challenge. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has already taken this challenge and this...
  • 'He'd complete his B.Tech from IIT and hope to work for Google one day': 10 things that would happen if Mark Zuckerberg was born in India August 14, 2014

    'If Mark Zuckerberg was Indian he would probably be sitting at an IIT and preparing to get through CAT.' This was the most popular response at a discussion on Quora about what would happen if Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was born in India. Start-ups weren't very popular in India back...
  • Mark Zuckerberg, other Facebook directors sued over pay plan June 10, 2014

    New York: Mark Zuckerberg and other members of Facebook Inc's board have been sued by a shareholder who claimed a policy letting them annually award directors more than $150 million of stock each if they choose is unreasonably generous. In a complaint filed on Friday night in Delaware Chancery Court, Ernesto...
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are pumping $120 million into San Francisco Bay Area schools May 30, 2014

    Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg put out word late Thursday that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are pumping $120 million into San Francisco Bay Area schools. Distribution of the money will be spread over five years, with initial grants going toward initiatives for providing computers and Internet access in public schools...
  • Iran denies it summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to court May 28, 2014

    Tehran: An Iranian prosecutor denied reports that a local judge ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy. Shiraz Chief Prosecutor Ali Alghasimehr was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered to appear in court in Iran May 27, 2014

    Tehran: A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported today. It quoted Ruhollah Momen Nasab, an official with the paramilitary Basij force,...
  • Facebook attempts to stem sharing fiascos, expands privacy checkup tool May 23, 2014

    New York: More Facebook users can expect to see a blue cartoon dinosaur popping up in their feeds, reminding them to check their privacy settings. No stranger to privacy fiascos, Facebook had already made the tool available to users who were posting public updates. The feature is designed to remind people...
  • Mark Zuckerberg versus the average 30-year-old male May 19, 2014

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who turned 30 on May 14 this year, is put in direct comparison with an average 30-year-old male, and here are some interesting observations. ...
  • Happy birthday Mark Zuckerberg: 30 interesting facts about him May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Most of us know Mark Zuckerberg as the CEO of Facebook, but there are a lot of interesting facts about this young billionaire that you all must know. Celebrating his 30th birthday, here we bring you 30 interesting facts about him. 1. Type @[4:0] in a Facebook comment, and...
  • Iran bans WhatsApp because Mark Zuckerberg is a Jew May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: According a report, an Iranian censor has banned the very popular messaging app apparently because Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is Jewish. Haaretz, an Israeli media outlet, reports that ban announced by the secretary of Iran's Committee for Determining Criminal Web Content, Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, who was quoted as saying that...
  • Facebook to use drones, lasers, satellites to bring Internet everywhere March 28, 2014

    New York: Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet - and it involves drones, lasers and satellites. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that Facebook is hiring "key members of the team" from Ascenta, a UK company whose founders created early...
  • Mark Zuckerberg on a spending spree; is he living in an alternate reality? March 27, 2014

    New York: Facebook's latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality. Longtime technology analyst Roger Kay wonders whether Zuckerberg "is nuts" for agreeing to pay $2 billion for Oculus less than five...
  • Mark Zuckerberg phoned Barack Obama to complain about NSA spying March 14, 2014

    New York: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the US government's surveillance programs. Posting on his Facebook page Thursday, Zuckerberg wrote that he's been "confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the...
  • Man who sued Mark Zuckerberg must face criminal fraud charges: Judge March 8, 2014

    New York: A New York businessman must face criminal fraud charges for trying to claim a billion-dollar stake in social media company Facebook, a federal judge ruled on Friday. Paul Ceglia, 40, is accused of forging a 2003 contract with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that supposedly entitled him to part ownership...
  • Gates reclaims top spot, Mukesh Ambani richest Indian in Forbes billionaire list March 4, 2014

    Bill Gates has returned to the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as rising stock markets swelled the ranks of billionaires, which included a record number of women. With a net worth of $76 billion, the Microsoft Corp co-founder reclaimed the top spot after a...
  • MWC 2014: Mark Zuckerberg shares his long-term vision for WhatsApp, Internet February 25, 2014

    New York: Mark Zuckerberg, known for his outsized ambitions for Facebook, is applying a similar long-term vision to bringing the Internet to the billons of people around the world who don't already have access. The 29-year-old CEO of Facebook discussed long-term plans for a world in which everyone is able to...
  • Live blog: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's MWC 2014 keynote address February 24, 2014

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2014 Mobile World Congress on February 24 at 10PM (IST). Zuckerberg will be joined by technology journalist David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World. ...
  • After WhatsApp buy, Mark Zuckerberg faces new arduous race on the horizon February 24, 2014

    San Francisco/Barcelona: Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will take a victory lap at the world's largest mobile technology conference in Barcelona on Monday, after beating out Google in a $19 billion acquisition of free messaging service WhatsApp. But he is facing a new arduous race on the horizon. Just 18...
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg the most generous American philanthropist in 2013 February 10, 2014

    Seattle: Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, with a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock, valued at more than $970 million, to a Silicon Valley nonprofit in December. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported Monday that Zuckerberg's donation was the largest...
  • Facebook grants father's wish to see dead son's video February 7, 2014

    Facebook has granted a Missouri father's tearful request to unlock his dead son's social media page and give him access to a video compilation of photos and posts he had been unable to view. This week, to commemorate its 10th anniversary, Facebook has generated automated "Look Back" videos of users' social...
  • Facebook's 10th birthday: Milestones in the history of the social networking leader February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook - with more than 1.2 billion users worldwide - is celebrating its 10th birthday amidst challenges of keeping its original base of young users with new innovative social networks coming to the fore. The company was launched by Mark Zuckerberg on February 4, 2004, from Harvard University....
  • Facebook could launch its Flipboard-style news reading app in two weeks January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: For quite sometime now there have been reports that Facebook is preparing a Flipboard-like news reader app, and now a new report has emerged claiming that the company may launch its Flipboard-style newsreader by the end of this month. Facebook is likely to name its new product "Paper",...
  • Mark Zuckerberg to sell about $2.3 billion worth of Facebook shares December 20, 2013

    Bangalore: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will sell 41.4 million shares worth about $2.3 billion to pay a tax bill, as part of an offering by the social network of 70 million Class A common shares. Facebook shares, which have doubled in value this year, were down 4 per cent...
  • Gates tops Forbes rich list again as young wealthy play catch up September 16, 2013

    The richest 400 Americans are significantly richer in 2013 than they were last year and younger Americans are accumulating wealth at a faster clip than their baby boomer counterparts, according to two reports released Monday. The annual Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans list showed that total wealth climbed 19 per cent in...
  • I want to get 5 billion people access to the Internet: Mark Zuckerberg August 22, 2013

    Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on expanding Internet access and says he wants to get the next 5 billion people access to the Internet. "The idea is to connect 5 billion people through a new campaign, that is internet.org," he said. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 21, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Maharashtra Cabinet clears anti-superstition ordinance a day after Dabholkar's murder August 21, 2013

    A day after the murder of prominent rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar in Pune, the Maharashtra Cabinet has cleared the anti-black magic and superstition ordinance. Dabholkar had been campaigning for this legislation for over a decade. ...
  • Hacker who exposed Facebook bug to get reward from unexpected source August 21, 2013

    Boston: A man who hacked into Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page to expose a software bug is getting donations from hackers around the world after the company declined to pay him under a program that normally rewards people who report flaws. Khalil Shreateh discovered and reported the flaw but was initially dismissed...
  • Hacker breaks into Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook wall to report security bug August 19, 2013

    Mumbai: How far will you go to get a well-intentioned motive of yours heard? If you're this Palestinian Information Security Expert, you would not shy away from breaking into Mark Zuckerberg's profile to write him a wall post. In a move that seems right out of the movies, Khalil, a Security...