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, 2012 |
Israeli President Shimon Peres praised Facebook as a vehicle for social change during a visit to the social networking company's Menlo Park, Calif., campus. Peres, 88, came to Facebook on Tuesday to launch his official personal page on the site that he hopes will open a dialogue with Arabs throughout the world and to meet with Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg. "The matter of peace is no longer the business of governments but the business of people,” Peres told Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, in an interview streamed live on Facebook . "Today the people are governing the governments.
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.
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.
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.
July 23, 2013 |
Women are less likely than men in high-status jobs to be given flexible work schedules to pursue career-development opportunities, according to a recent Yale study. The study , published in the July issue of the Journal of Social Issues, found that managers were more likely to grant men flexible working schedules. Researchers asked managers how they would act if men and women of varying ranks asked for different schedules. The workers represented employees in high-status managerial positions or lower-status hourly positions, researchers said. Photos: Wall Street rogues: Infamous corporate villains Managers were also told the reason for the schedule change request -- either for childcare or to take professional development courses. The results were clear: Employers favored giving men more flexible schedules.
May 28, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook Inc. said it would make a greater effort to identify and remove hate speech after a group of protesters convinced more than a dozen advertisers to boycott the giant social network unless it cracked down on content that encourages violence against women. Facebook said it would review how it evaluates reports of hate speech and improve training for online moderators. The Menlo Park, Calif., company said it would also pay closer attention to "cruel or insensitive" content even if it does not technically qualify as hate speech.
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July 11, 2013 |
A Silicon Valley congressman who has held elected offices for more than three decades may have counted on a cakewalk to reelection. But his main challenger, a fellow Democrat backed by President Obama's former campaign advisors, is suddenly making the contest competitive - and one closely watched in Washington. Rep. Michael M. Honda of San Jose has voted in lockstep with Obama's agenda and has caused no controversy. But the former Obama advisors have picked his reelection race as one of a handful of high-priority contests across the nation, saying Silicon Valley needs a fresh, more aggressive representative in Congress.
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.