Facebook to Award Up to $300K to Internet Defense Prize Winners in 2015

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Facebook teamed up with computer-industry association USENIX in August to launch the Internet Defense Prize, aimed at highlighting research that could significantly improve the security of the Web, and in a Newsroom post Wednesday, Facebook chief security officer Joe Sullivan announced that the social network would grant up to $300,000 in awards for the project in 2015.

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3Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg on the Differences Between Messenger and WhatsApp

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When Facebook announced its intent to acquire cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp in February, questions surfaced on whether WhatsApp and Messenger would remain separate — which they have — or be combined. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed how the two apps coexist during the company’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday.

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3Q EARNINGS: Zuckerberg Believes Oculus Will Take a ‘Bunch of Years’ to Reach 100M Units

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Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday that he does not see virtual-reality offerings from recent acquisition Oculus VR reaching sales of 50 million to 100 million units and becoming a meaningful computing platform for several years, although he added that he was pleased with its progress.

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