Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg dined with about 20 executives from wireless carriers Monday night in Barcelona, Spain, site of the 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress, Bloomberg reported, and the conversation at the private dinner may have been guarded, given the wireless industry’s concerns over the threat that the social network’s most recent acquisition, cross-platform mobile messaging company WhatsApp, presents to their text-messaging services.
With OCP Summit V taking place at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday and Wednesday, Open Compute Project Chairman and President Frank Frankovsky, vice president of hardware design and supply chain operations at Facebook, discussed the group’s achievements over the past year in a post on the Open Compute Project blog.
The billionaires club welcomed a new member at the close of trading Tuesday, as Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg saw her net worth top the $1 billion mark when the social network’s stock closed at $58.51 per share, Bloomberg reported.
Facebook and game developer Zynga may see privacy-related complaints that were filed against them in 2010 and dismissed in 2011 resurface if the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco rules in favor of the plaintiffs in the cases, Bloomberg reported.
When unemployment rates spike, conventional wisdom would dictate that terms such as “unemployment,” “résumé,” or “work,” or even “LinkedIn,” would dominate searches on Google. However, according to Bloomberg, conventional wisdom did not apply, as “Facebook” was actually the most-searched term.
Are Facebook’s private messages really private? Not so much, according to a lawsuit that accuses the social network of scanning the content of private messages and sharing information about users’ Web activities with advertisers and marketers, Bloomberg reported.
The use of facial-recognition technology is a contentious one, both on Facebook and overall, and the social network is one of several companies that will assist the Department of Commerce in crafting a voluntary code for its use.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg took a shot at knocking down the great firewall of China during her visit to the country, meeting with State Council Information Office Director Cai Mingzhao.
Unlike the social network she works for, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is not banned in China, as she spoke in front of more than 800 people at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing to promote the Chinese translation of her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.