The subject of Facebook’s long-rumored and perpetually delayed launch of video ads was raised during the social network’s third-quarter earnings call Wednesday, and the timetable remains up in the air.
At some point in just about every earnings call, company executives are asked about their visions for the future. Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for the next five years at the social network is based on “understanding the world,” and it includes advances in Graph Search, mobile applications such as Messenger, and artificial intelligence.
Facebook reported its third-quarter earnings at the close of business Wednesday, posting revenue of $2.02 billion, up 60 percent from $1.26 billion in the year-earlier quarter, and GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) net income of $425 million, or $0.17 per share, compared with a net loss of $59 million (-$0.02) in the third quarter of 2012.
Just when you thought the Facebook phone rumors were finally put to bed with the release of the social network’s Home Android overlay and its flagship device, the HTC First, The Wall Street Journal reported that executives from scuffling handset maker BlackBerry met with Facebook executives last week to gauge their interest in bidding in the company, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Did Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg really say that? Thanks to The Zuckerberg Files, an online collection of transcripts and videos compiled by scholars at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, that question can be answered.
Russian social network vKontakte shares much in common with Facebook, including most of its basic design elements, but its CEO, Pavel Durov, is not the biggest fan of his counterpart in Menlo Park, Calif., Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is receiving a base salary of just $1 for 2013, but he won’t be clipping coupons anytime soon, as he still finished atop the 2013 CEO Pay Survey from independent researcher GMI Ratings.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg put his money where his mouth has been in terms of support for education, as Panorama Education announced Monday that it raised $4 million in seed funding, co-led by Zuckerberg’s Startup: Education.
Following Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Washington, D.C., last month, it’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s turn to travel to our nation’s capital, as Politico reported that Sandberg will meet with Federal Trade Commission Member Maureen Ohlhausen Wednesday.
The issue of privacy on Facebook is far from a game, but don’t tell that to daily content site Us Vs Th3m, which debuted amusing and thought-provoking game Realistic Facebook Privacy Simulator, in which players have 20 seconds to answer groups of questions related to privacy on the social network. Wrong answers are met by a dancing Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.