April 7, 2011 |
President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign is underway and, in what may be a nod to the influence of social media on his presidency, he's hosting a town hall-style meeting April 20 at Facebook headquarters to talk about the economy. Obama won the 2008 presidential election with support from voters who leveraged social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. The Facebook Live town hall, as it's being called on the Facebook page detailing the event, will include Obama speaking with Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, the company's chief operating officer.
March 12, 2013 |
Against all odds, David emerged victorious over a giant ... named Donald Trump? "The Bible," History's 10-part epic produced by Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey, converted 10.8 million total viewers for chapters three and four on Sunday, covering the stories of King David, Samson and other characters. That was down 17% from last week's record-shattering premiere, but it was still an impressive number for a scripted miniseries on basic cable. "The Bible" also easily outdrew NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," the reality competition overseen by Trump, which scored just 5 million from 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday.
May 19, 2010 |
Facebook Inc. and Zynga Game Network Inc. ended weeks of tense negotiations by agreeing Tuesday to a five-year deal to keep Zynga's social games on the social network. The agreement between the Bay Area companies officially puts an end to a high-stakes game of corporate poker, one that involved tens of millions of dollars. At issue is a virtual currency Facebook wants all developers on its platform to use in any online commerce, with Facebook taking a cut of all sales. Zynga — which created Farmville, Mafia Wars and several of the most popular apps on Facebook — threatened to start taking its games elsewhere.
March 27, 2012 |
The world-famous Mark Zuckerberg can't really go anywhere incognito anymore. This time Facebook's globe-trotting chief executive has been spotted in China . Chinese paparazzi snapped pics of Zuckerberg with girlfriend Priscilla Chan around Shanghai. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is also paying a visit to China. Facebook said Zuckerberg is on vacation. Zuckerberg has traveled to China before and was rumored to have met with the populous country's Internet players Alibaba, Baidu and Sina.
March 6, 2013 |
Los Angeles blogger Barbara "Cutie" Cooper has seen a lot in her 96 years: the Prohibition era, World War II, children, grandchildren, a 73-year marriage, the death of her husband Harry in 2010 at age 98, 18 presidents, and countless technological innovations. But this week she's seeing something new: her book climbing the Amazon.com bestseller list. "Fall in Love for Life: Inspiration from a 73-Year Marriage " was published quietly by Chronicle Books on Jan. 1. Co-written with her granddaughters Kim and Chinta Cooper, "Fall in Love for Life" combines long-view wisdom and surprisingly sassy sex advice.
March 22, 2013 |
In her new book, “Lean In,” Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg advises women to do just that. The message is her “sort of feminist manifesto”: Take a seat at the table, speak up, and don't worry about pleasing everyone. If you want to make it to the top, you can't demure. But what about women who find their calling outside of the workplace - like mothers who choose to stay home and raise their kids? Are they still feminists if they choose a domestic path? New York magazine recently sparked a debate with its cover story, “ The Retro Wife ,” by Lisa Miller.
November 7, 2011 |
Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was moved that Apple's Steve Jobs admired him for not "selling out. " "I know that's one of the ways in which -- in which we saw eye to eye on kind of what we were trying to do in the world," Zuckerberg said in an hour-long interview with Charlie Rose airing Monday. Zuckerberg also said Jobs coached him on how to build a management team that is "focused on building as high quality and good things as you are. " Before he died on Oct. 5, Jobs gave younger entrepreneurs advice, according to his biography published last month.
October 4, 2012 |
From the career, the car, the home and loving family, to the beach vacation and sprinkled cupcake: Women want to “have it all.” And almost all of them think they can. According to a report this week from Citi and LinkedIn, 96% of women said “having it all” is attainable, but women were split on what that meant. The national survey, aptly named Today's Professional Woman Report, asked what women see as their biggest career challenges, their most pressing financial concerns, and how they define success.
March 29, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO — The countdown to Facebook Inc.'s initial public stock offering has officially begun. The social networking giant is aiming to begin selling its stock to the public in May and is taking carefully choreographed steps to prepare for what is expected to be the biggest-ever Internet IPO, said a person familiar with the situation who is not authorized to speak publicly. Facebook has asked private exchanges to halt trading of the privately held company's shares Friday.
May 7, 2012 |
Mark Zuckerberg, the 27-year-old co-founder and chief executive of Facebook dressed in trademark hoodie and jeans, kicked off a cross-country roadshow to pitch his company's initial public stock offering. Hundreds of institutional investors stood in long lines Monday to pile into a ballroom at New York's Sheraton Hotel to hear the billion-dollar pitch from the 8-year-old social network ahead of the hotly anticipated IPO. The meeting was closed to the media. Facebook is building excitement for the IPO that in a few weeks could value the company at $96 billion or more.