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Posts Tagged ‘Mark Zuckerberg’

  • Delete Facebook, says WhatsApp Co-Founder

    March 18, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on Delete Facebook, says WhatsApp Co-Founder

    In a rare public appearance on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 at Stanford University, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton urged students to delete their accounts from the social network Facebook. This was despite his having sold his own company to Mark Zuckerburg’s...

  • Mark Zuckerberg unveils 2019 tech forums

    January 9, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Mark Zuckerberg unveils 2019 tech forums

    On Tuesday, 8 January 2019, Facebook Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a host of public forums on how technology can better serve society. According to a blogpost, Zuckerberg says he will host a discussion every few weeks — some with tech leaders...

  • Watch out for phoney Facebook logins

    Facebook is launching a new dating feature

    May 4, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook is launching a new dating feature

    Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday the world’s largest social network will soon include a new dating feature – while vowing to make privacy protection its top priority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook will...

  • Facebook rolls out privacy choices under EU rules

    Facebook reveals new privacy settings

    April 19, 2018 • Internet of Things, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook reveals new privacy settings

    On Wednesday, 18 April Facebook announced that it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first. The social networking company which has been...

  • Top 10 African countries with the most Facebook users

    September 3, 2016 • Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 African countries with the most Facebook users

    Africa is growing rapidly and so is internet penetration on the continent. The use of mobile phones and increasing availability of Wifi has enabled users across Africa to become more active on social media platforms such as Facebook. Recently, the founder...

  • Facebook acquires Oculus VR for $2-billion

    March 26, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook acquires Oculus VR for $2-billion

    Virtual reality systems maker Oculus VR has been creating a stir in the gaming and tech world since showing off their head-mounted virtual reality display, Oculus Rift at E3 in 2012. So much so, that technology giant Facebook has confirmed that they have...

  • Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16-billion

    February 20, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16-billion

    In what is seen as the biggest deal ever for a venture-capital-backed startup, social media network Facebook has announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase messaging application WhatsApp for $16-billion – which includes $4-billion in cash and...

  • Top 10 African countries on Facebook

    February 6, 2014 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 African countries on Facebook

    Mega-social network Facebook celebrates their 10th birthday this week, and what started as a college social networking website in 2004, has mushroomed into the world’s largest online destination to connect with friends, family and acquaintances. “When I...

  • Facebook unites with partners across Africa for a safer Internet

    Facebook gaining not waning in Africa

    February 5, 2014 • East Africa, Features, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook gaining not waning in Africa

    This week marks the tenth anniversary of the inception of Mark Zuckerberg’s global social network giant Facebook. In October 2013 the Company reported financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, confirming its attraction of 728...

  • Facebook connects 728-million daily active users

    October 31, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Facebook connects 728-million daily active users

    Facebook, Inc. today reported financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, 2013. “For nearly ten years, Facebook has been on a mission to connect the world,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “The strong...

  • Facebook posts $59 million net loss

    October 24, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Facebook posts $59 million net loss

    Facebook, Inc. has reported financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, 2012. “As proud as I am that a billion people use Facebook each month, I’m also really happy that over 600 million people now share and connect on...

  • Facebook officially has 1-billion users

    October 4, 2012 • Online & SocialComments (1)

    The world’s largest social network, Facebook, celebrated a milestone by crossing over the one billion mark of people using the network to connect and communicate. “This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month. If...

  • Zuckerberg knocked off tech rich list

    August 15, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Zuckerberg knocked off tech rich list

    Once the golden boy of technology, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg found himself in unfamiliar territory last week. The creator of the world’s most popular social network site, with close to a billion users, was knocked off the world’s Top 10 richest...

  • Could Africa launch the next Facebook?

    June 8, 2012 • FeaturesComments (4)

    Recent market performance and rumblings aside, there are clear reasons why Facebook has attracted a global subscriber base of over 900 million people. What if Africa could do the same?   Those in the business of Internet development and applications...

  • Facebook, largest tech IPO in history

    May 18, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook, largest tech IPO in history

    After much wrangling, social network website Facebook has priced its IPO at $38 per share, instantly turning it into the largest tech IPO in history, and only the third largest IPO in the United States ever. But traders wishing to buy shares in Facebook will...

  • Facebook buys Instagram

    April 10, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Social network website Facebook announced that they have entered into an agreement to buy fun photo-sharing app Instagram for approximately $1-billion (R7-billion). The news comes only weeks after Instagram launched an Android application, after being...