Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg both quit Harvard and went on found companies that made them billions. Both have pledged to use their vast fortunes–the former via Microsoft money, the latter from Facebook–to improve humanity. But their approaches to acting philanthropically definitely differ, so much so that Gates appeared to recently knock the approach his younger counterpart has taken in his charity work. “There are aspirations and then there are plans,” he told the New Yorker regarding the very broad mission of Zuckerberg’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability company that was founded in 2015 and, according to its website, looks for “bold ideas–regardless of structure and stage” to scale. The group’s two biggest stated priorities are biomedical research and education. It is also working on criminal justice reform and affordable housing. When the initiative launched, Zuckerberg drew criticism for stating a … [Read more...] about Is Bill Gates throwing some shade at Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy?
Sean Wolfe, provided by Published 10:02 am CDT, Monday, September 10, 2018 Photo: Facebook Facebook posted this image of Mark Zuckerberg holding an Instagram cutout. Facebook posted this image of Mark Zuckerberg holding an Instagram... Drew Angerer / Staff In a New Yorker profile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described his fascination with the Roman emperor Augustus, who Zuckerberg praises for achieving 200 years of world peace, although it came through the imperial invasion and conquest of other civilizations. Zuckerberg is so infatuated with Augustus that his wife, Priscilla Chan, joked that there were three people on the couple's honeymoon to Rome: her, Mark, and Augustus. "All the photos were different sculptures of Augustus," he said. The couple named their second daughter, August, after the emperor. Mark Zuckerberg has a particular fascination with a certain Roman emperor — to the … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg finds the Roman emperor Augustus and his imperial conquest ‘fascinating,’ and even named one of his daughters after him
Mark Zuckerberg once coded a program to help him beat a schoolchild at Scrabble, according to a lengthy New Yorker profile of the Facebook chief executive.Zuckerberg wrote the code after the daughter of friend beat him in their first game aboard a private jet.The flight landed before the game could finish, but Zuckerberg's program was winning by a small margin.Mark Zuckerberg's ambition has been well-documented, but a simple game of Scrabble has revealed to what lengths the tech billionaire will go to win.The New Yorker's Evan Osnos has written a lengthy profile on the Facebook chief executive on Monday which details the story of Zuckerberg facing off with a highschooler.According to Osnos' telling, Zuckerberg was aboard a private jet a few years ago and was passing the time playing Scrabble with the daughter of a friend.After the high-schooler won the first game, Zuckerberg wrote a program which would process his letters and show him all available words, and the pair had a … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg wrote a computer program to help him beat a high school girl at Scrabble
The CEO took to the pages of The Washington Post while Sheryl Sandberg heads to Washington. Entrepreneur Staff Published 9:44 am CDT, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Photo: Christophe Morin/IP3 | Getty Images Photo: Christophe Morin/IP3 | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Christophe Morin/IP3 | Getty Images Read Mark Zuckerberg's Op-ed Describing Facebook's Efforts as an 'Arms Race' 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are set to testify before Congress today on issues relating to the foreign interference in U.S. elections through the use of social networks. Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg has taken to The Washington Post to discuss the efforts his … [Read more...] about Read Mark Zuckerberg’s Op-ed Describing Facebook’s Efforts as an ‘Arms Race’
Facebook is in an “arms race” in its efforts to protect elections from outside interference, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In a Washington Post op-ed, he said it will take the “combined forces of the US private and public sectors” to protect American democracy from sophisticated bad actors. He said Facebook’s job is to “amplify the good and mitigate the bad” on its platform. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the company is involved in an “arms race” as it seeks to snuff out election interference on its platform. Writing in The Washington Post before his second-in-command, COO Sheryl Sandberg, gives evidence to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Zuckerberg said it will take the “combined forces of the US private and public sectors” to protect American democracy from increasingly sophisticated and well-funded bad actors. The Facebook founder used the piece to cover well-trodden ground about the … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is in an ‘arms race’ to snuff out election interference