Will she, or won’t she? The Daily Mail stirred up the rumor pot about Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg running for office with a story in which one “source close to Sandberg’s inner circle” pegged it as a near certainty, while another source close to Sandberg said, “It is 100 percent untrue.” There was no comment from Sandberg herself.
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Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg reiterated the themes on Sunday that the company’s initial public offering will produce jobs and global change, but could those remarks cause trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission?
Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg urged European leaders to focus on growing the economy over privacy regulations in a speech that previewed her message to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this week.
Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg will co-chairthe World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, further cementing the company’s place as a major player on the international stage.
According to the Telegraph, Facebook announced at Davos that it will be rolling out a new service to provide real-time research for companies looking to test “the appeal of new products. Companies will be able to pose questions to specially selected members” based on their profile information. The new service is a substitute for expensive and time-consuming focus groups that many product oriented companies invest in.
There’s been a lot of buzz today about Mark Zuckerberg’s new “sentiment engine” that Facebook is supposedly working on according to Robert Scoble who was paraphrasing a conversation he had with Mark Zuckerberg while walking the streets of Davos. Working on a sentiment engine sounds like something which is more abstract. This is in contrast to what Tim Kendall said in the podcast I posted this morning, which was that Facebook is working on bringing status update content and the time frames of those updates to the ad platform.
Today Facebook announced that the World Economic Forum currently being hosted in Davos, Switzerland, will be running a serious of “real-time ‘pools’ during a select group of panels at the World Economic Forum”. There will be questions such as “Which renewable energy source is most promising?” and “If you lost Internet connectivity for an extended period, would there be vitally important data you’d leave behind in the cloud?”