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Facebook’s Zuckerberg pumping $120 million into into San Francisco Bay Area schools

Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg put out word 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……

Facebook adds anonymous login option in bid to rebuild users’ trust

Facebook moved Wednesday to bolster the trust of its more than one billion users by providing new controls on how much information is shared on the world’s leading social network. In a major shift away from the notion long preached by Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg of having a…

How the tech industry’s youth culture is driving workers over 30 to plastic surgery

You don’t have to be young to work in Silicon Valley – but it certainly helps. Which is why the over-30s are now taking extreme measures. According to a chilling – well, chilling for anyone over the age of 30 with ambitions to work, and keep working, in what looks…

Zuckerberg Likes to give: Facebook head has donated $1 billion to charity

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was America’s most generous donor in 2013, giving nearly $1 billion of his fortune to charity, according to a magazine report on Monday. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which tracks charitable giving in the United States, said Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan gave 18…

Mark Zuckerberg cashes in as Facebook prepares to sell 70 million shares

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg will sell a chunk of his stake in the company, cashing in some $2.3 billion, as part of a new share offering by the huge social network. A Facebook filing Thursday said the company would sell 70 million shares in a follow-on offering to the huge…

As pay gaps widen, America’s CEOs break record as top earners take home at least $100 million each

Pay gaps within companies widen as top two earners, led by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, earn billion-dollar paychecks For the first time ever, the 10 highest-paid chief executives in the US all received more than $100m in compensation and two took home billion-dollar paychecks, according to a leading annual survey of…

Mark Zuckerberg extends personal ‘privacy settings’ to neighboring houses

Facebook founder buys four homes surrounding his own and leases them back to families, in effort to stop developer’s plans He made his fortune by persuading over a billion people to share their lives online, but when it comes to protecting his own privacy Mark Zuckerberg appears to spare no…

Screw virality! Antisocial networks are on the rise

By Sarah Lacy On September 23, 2013I’ve compared Mark Zuckerberg to Bill Gates before. It’s both a flattering and unflattering comparison. The parallels aren’t perfect, but both men have built huge and defensible businesses by commanding monopoly…  …

Fun Is A Fundamental Human Right

Thanks to Erik at LGM for pointing out this excellent NY Times op-ed by Manu Joseph criticizing the strained rhetoric that’s often employed to justify attempts to get electricity, cell phones, and internet access to poor people in developing countries. As Joseph notes, there’s a tendency to shy away from…

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on NSA data requests: ‘You don’t comply, it’s treason’

Mark Zuckerberg joins Mayer in hitting back at critics of tech companies, saying US government did ‘bad job’ of balancing people’s privacy and duty to protect Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing…

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