1. Mark Zuckerberg Trolls Nickelback, Admits to Facebook's Media Role

    December 22, 2016 2:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Chad Kroeger and the rest of Nickelback could probably use some hugs right about now. Having just left the burn unit after a Canadian police department threatened to punish drunk drivers by playing their music on the way to the pokey, the band is no ...

  2. Facebook Reportedly Developing Censorship Tool to Enter China Market

    November 23, 2016 9:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Facebook is developing censorship tools to suppress controversial content as a means to appease China's ruling Communist Party and re-enter the world's most populous country. The New York Times reported on Tuesday that a small team, with F ...

  3. Mark Zuckerberg Shares Facebook's Plan to Crack Down on Fake News

    November 20, 2016 2:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Zuckerberg's latest comments come as Facebook as been criticized for its handling of fake news that ran rampant during the election. After criticism that Facebook's fake news spread may have influenced election results, Facebook CEO Mark Z ...

  4. Mark Zuckerberg Rejects 'Crazy Idea' That Fake News on Facebook Swayed Voters

    November 11, 2016 11:17 AM EST 0 0 0 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the idea that Facebook influenced the outcome of the U.S. election is a "crazy idea." During an interview Thursday with "The Facebook Effect" author David Kirkpatrick, Zuckerberg responded to cri ...

  5. YouTube Announces New App for Emerging Markets (That May Rankle the Record Business)

    September 27, 2016 11:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 YouTube has announced the launch of a new app aimed at users in developing countries, who often have little-to-no cellular access to the web and spotty wifi, that will make it easier for them to save videos for offline viewing. "We realized,&qu ...

  6. Snapchat Unveils Smart Sunglasses, Rebrands as Snap Inc.

    September 24, 2016 10:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snapchat's past might be all about the ephemeral, but its future is apparently the physical. The Venice Beach-based company, founded as an app for disappearing photos, is prepping the launch of a pair of smart sunglasses called Spectacles. The ...

  7. Facebook Lets Peter Thiel Keep His Board Seat, Zuckerberg Talks China and Monetization

    June 20, 2016 4:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 During its annual stockholder meeting, Facebook (the intrepid can listen here ) reaffirmed the board seat of Peter Thiel, the tech magnate who recently generated controversy for surreptitiously bankrolling the lawsuit that bankrupted Gawker . That s ...

  8. Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter, Pinterest Accounts Hacked

    June 06, 2016 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 The jacks were allegedly by the same operator behind a hack of Deadmau5' SoundCloud last month. Even billionaire CEOs of social media empires are guilty of taking risky shortcuts online. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had two of his social me ...

  9. View From Facebook HQ, Circa 2005: Keg Stands, Grinning Bros and Modest Goals

    April 18, 2016 1:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Where does one even start with this decade-old interview with Mark Zuckerberg ? The Facebook CEO, wearing a white t-shirt and gym shorts and drinking beer from a red Solo cup, is the epitome of Silicon Valley-chill in the 2005 clip, shot when the si ...

  10. Facebook Announces Solar-Powered Internet Drone and Satellite, Live Video Expansion, Video Game Controllers

    April 12, 2016 2:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eternally t-shirted billionaire Mark Zuckerberg has big plans for his community -- of 1.59 billion people. From the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Zuckerberg explained his plans for the next 10 years of Facebook (most elements of which didn ...

  11. More Than 80 Major CEOs & Business Leaders Demand North Carolina Repeal New 'Anti-LGBTQ' Bill

    March 29, 2016 8:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 A letter to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory includes signatures from Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and more. More than 80 of the country's biggest CEOs and business leaders have signed a letter demanding North Carol ...

  12. Mark Zuckerberg's Efforts to Connect Globe to Facebook Hits Snag

    February 22, 2016 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg likes to boast that his 3-year-old effort to bring the developing world online has reached millions of people in some of the world's poorest nations. But a central element of his Internet.org campaign was controvers ...

  13. Fans Rally to Help Kanye West Get Out of Debt

    February 18, 2016 1:14 AM EST 0 0 0 "Without our help, the true genius of Kanye West can't be realized" Kanye West fans are coming to the rescue. One benevolent soul is vowing to help the rapper pay off his $53 million debt by launching a GoFundMe  page. Jeremey Piatt s ...

  14. Is This Mark Zuckerberg's Response to Kanye West's Billion-Dollar Plea?

    February 17, 2016 5:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Mark Zuckerberg has yet to issue a formal response to Kanye West 's billion-dollar request, but he has definitely "liked" it. The Facebook CEO hit the thumbs-up button on a status posted by user Steven Grimm that read, "Dear Kany ...

  15. Kanye West's Latest Twitter Spree: Wants Funding to 'Bring More Beautiful Ideas to the World'

    February 15, 2016 2:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West 's latest stream of consciousness was all about the paper. After asking Mark Zuckerberg for a cool billion dollars to invest in his ideas, the Chicago rapper -- who recently dropped his seventh studio effort  The Life of Pablo  -- ex ...

  16. Kanye West Says He's $53 Million in Debt, Asks Mark Zuckerberg to Invest $1 Billion in His Ideas

    February 14, 2016 6:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Aside from promoting his SNL performance and the release of new album   The Life of Pablo  on Twitter this weekend, Kanye West also said that he is $53 million in debt. Kanye West Debuts 'Life of Pablo' Songs on 'Saturday Night Live&# ...

  17. Free Internet Access for the Developing World: Zuckerberg Comes to the Defense of His 'Free Basics'

    December 28, 2015 3:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Providing free web access to countries like India will benefit the entire world -- but which internet will they see? As web access in the Western world reaches near-total saturation, tech companies are looking for new paths to growth -- the most imp ...

  18. 'SNL' Reveals Donald Trump's Naughty or Nice List in Cold Open: Watch

    December 06, 2015 10:52 AM EST 0 0 0 Saturday Night Live kicked off its Ryan Gosling-hosted episode with a special holiday message featuring Donald and Melania Trump, played by castmembers Taran Killam and Cecily Strong respectively. Donald Trump Dances to Drake's 'Hotline Bl ...

  19. Facebook Introduces New 'Reactions' Emojis

    October 08, 2015 9:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Facebook introduced new "Reactions" moving emojis on Thursday.  Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the new function in a Facebook post with a video, writing, "Meet the new Reactions."  Facebook Says It Has 'No Plans� ...

  20. Facebook Eyes Record High Stock on Exceptional Second Quarter Earnings

    July 23, 2014 8:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often. The company's shares climbed nearly 4 p ...

  21. Facebook Eyes Record High Stock on Exceptional Second Quarter Earnings

    July 23, 2014 8:08 PM EDT Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often. The company's shares climbed nearly 4 ...

  22. Facebook to Expand Privacy Check-Up Tool

    May 23, 2014 12:09 PM EDT 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 ...

  23. Facebook Announces Slew of Tweaks for Smoother Mobile Music Experience

    April 30, 2014 4:13 PM EDT During its f8 developer conference Wednesday, Facebook introduced new tools designed to make mobile navigation, sharing, and advertising a smoother experience, while enabling seamless communication among third-party apps and Facebook itself. Mus ...

  24. Facebook Has $2.5B in Q1 Revenue, a Billion Mobile Users

    April 23, 2014 4:20 PM EDT Facebook posted quarterly revenues of $2.5 billion during a transformative first three months of 2014, during which the company made a pair of acquisitions for $4.4 billion in cash and nearly a tenth of its overall equity. The company beat consens ...

  25. Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace, Plans to Spread the Web

    April 15, 2014 4:35 AM EDT Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems. Financial terms were not disclosed. Google Inc. said Monday that atmospher ...

  26. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Pay Dropped 67 Percent in 2013

    March 31, 2014 8:08 PM EDT Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg earned $651,165 in 2013, down from $2 million one year prior, the social network company said in a filing Monday. Zuckerberg's compensation fell in part because he took just $1 in base salary, as opposed to $503,2 ...

  27. Morning Fix: Billboard, Twitter Partner for 'Real-Time Charts'; Pitbull's Billion Dollar Brand; 4th Person Dies From SXSW Crash Injuries; Facebook to Bring Internet Everywhere

    March 28, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BILLBOARD AND TWITTER PARTNER TO CREATE 'BILLBOARD TWITTER REAL-TIME CHARTS' New charts will be the first to use Twitter data to identify the top and emerging tracks and artists of the mom ...

  28. Facebook Launches Lab To Bring Internet Everywhere

    March 27, 2014 9:37 PM EDT 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" fr ...

  29. Zuckerberg on Facebook Spending Spree: Getting Ready for 'The Platforms of Tomorrow'

    March 26, 2014 7:26 PM EDT 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 wheth ...

  30. Facebook Buys Virtual Reality Company Oculus For $2 Billion

    March 25, 2014 6:40 PM EDT Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. Facebook Inc. said Tuesday that the deal includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares ...

  31. Ben Horowitz, Web Luminary and Venture Capitalist, Releases Rap-Fueled Biz Book

    March 05, 2014 8:35 AM EST Venture capitalist Ben Horowitz is hailed as a Silicon Valley sage today, but he wanted to be a hip-hop hero when he was in college. That explains why Horowitz's new business-building book dispenses management tips with the blunt force of a s ...

  32. Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: 5 Take-Aways and Game Changers

    February 28, 2014 4:15 PM EST Appearances by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Viacom International Media Networks CEO Bob Bakish, buzz about latest gadgets and a focus on bringing more wireless gear and content to the developing world – they were all part of this year's M ...

  33. Facebook Turns 10: Ime Archibong on Paper App, Going Global, Value to Music Biz (Q&A)

    February 04, 2014 5:23 PM EST Ten years ago today, on Feb. 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room. “I remember getting pizza with my friends one night in college shortly after opening Facebook,” Zuckerberg recalled in a post, published today, to ...

  34. Facebook 3Q Earnings Fly Past Expectations But Losing Young Teens

    October 30, 2013 6:56 PM EDT Facebook's posted a 60 percent revenue increase in the third quarter thanks to mobile advertising growth. The numbers beat Wall Street's expectations for the second consecutive quarter. The world's largest social network said Wedn ...

  35. Facebook to Unveil 'New Product' Thursday

    June 17, 2013 11:57 AM EDT Facebook has invited journalists to a Thursday event, promising the launch of a "new product" without providing specifics. The invitation, sent out at the end of last week, said the event would take place at the social networking giant ...

  36. Eminem's Music Publisher Suing Facebook

    May 20, 2013 7:56 PM EDT On Monday, Eight Mile Style, LLC, the company that administers the rights to Eminem's music filed a lawsuit against Facebook. The complaint filed in Michigan federal court not only accuses the popular social network of lifting one of Eminem ...

  37. Facebook Posts $1.5 Billion in First-Quarter Revenue

    May 01, 2013 6:38 PM EDT Facebook posted quarterly earnings that neither thrilled or depressed investors, who were reacting by bidding shares a few pennies higher in the after-hours session on Wall Street. During the first quarter, the world's dominant social netwo ...

  38. Facebook Reveals New 'Home' For Android Phones

    April 04, 2013 4:21 PM EDT MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- With its new "Home" on Android gadgets, Facebook aims to put its social network at the center of people's mobile experiences. If users choose to download Facebook's Home software starting on April ...

  39. Facebook Announces Dedicated Music Tab in News Feed Redesign

    March 07, 2013 3:13 PM EST Facebook on Thursday unveiled a new design that gives music its own dedicated newsfeed tab, one that appears to give bands and music marketers more real estate on the social network to broadcast their messages to fans. In making the change ...

  40. Top 28 Facebook Music Apps: The New Generation

    January 14, 2013 6:28 PM EST When you're in charge of a publication, sometimes you look at server logs to see what people are reading. We try not to obsess too much about it, because it encourages repetition of the same formulaic story ideas over original articles with a ...

  41. Morning Fix: The Business of New Year's Concerts; 2013's Brands to Watch; Can Drake Trademark 'YOLO'?

    December 27, 2012 8:30 AM EST Subscribe here to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other music-business newsletters THE BUSINESS OF NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERTS: On Dec. 31, thousands of concert-goers across the country will usher in 2013 to live music f rom their fav ...

  42. Morning Fix: Mumford & Sons Face Muse; Nielsen Numbers; Bieber, Rihanna Fan Sites Fined $1 Mil; Replacements Reunion?

    October 04, 2012 7:34 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. JOHN JANICK NAMED PRESIDENT/COO OF INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M: It's official: John Janick has been named president and chief operating officer of Interscope Geffen A&a ...

  43. How Spotify and Rdio Are De-Socializing Music Streaming

    September 05, 2012 1:30 PM EDT In Rdio's advanced settings, users can now choose a privacy setting that will require approval before other users can view their collection, playlists, activity and full user profile. Streaming music is inherently more social than downloading ...

  44. As Facebook Stock Nears $18, Its Focus on Music Will Suffer

    August 31, 2012 4:29 PM EDT Facebook shares dove under $19 and were trading down 4.86% to $18.17 Friday afternoon after slashed price targets and fresh revenue concerns. Citing "challenged" media spending and an inflow of additional shares from lock-up expirations, ...

  45. Morning Fix: Neon Trees Grow; Mog Sells Off; 'Gangnam Style' Gets Subversive

    August 24, 2012 8:15 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. NEON TREES GROW ON BILLBOARD HOT 100: Neon Trees' "Everybody Talks" claims the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer tag this week, while Demi Lovato 's &q ...

  46. 40 Under 40: Sean Parker

    August 02, 2012 3:37 PM EDT Sean Parker Executive General Partnery, Founders Fund Website: foundersfund.com Twitter: @sparker Guiding the Musical Marketplace Sean Parker, 32, helped raise Facebook, invested in Spotify via Founders Fund and midwifed the partnership between th ...

  47. Facebook's Stock Tumbles After First Public Quarter

    July 26, 2012 4:48 PM EDT Facebook's first earnings report as a public company had solid numbers, but in the end it landed with a thud - much like its rocky initial public offering two months ago. Facebook reported stronger-than-expected revenue and a gain in user num ...

  48. Google, Facebook Mulling Investments in Vevo (Report)

    May 31, 2012 7:15 AM EDT Online giants Google and Facebook are looking at a potential investment in online music joint venture Vevo that could be part of a broader advertising partnership with the music service, the New York Post reported Thursday. Quoting sources, the pa ...

  49. Exclusive: Rdio Working on Plan to Directly Compensate Artists

    May 24, 2012 9:32 AM EDT Music subscription service Rdio is formulating a plan to directly compensate recording artists for bringing it new subscribers, according to a source within the company and two managers who have discussed the program with Rdio. The plan comes at a ...

  50. Facebook's IPO is One of World's Largest

    May 18, 2012 7:39 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is about to find out just how much status updates, puppy photos and billions of "likes" are worth on Wall Street. GM Vs. Ford: Companies Ask If Advertising on Facebook Pays? Facebook's stock is set to begin ...

Pages