Early investor Roger McNamee explains his concerns about the platform's trajectory. Nina Zipkin Published 3:30 pm CST, Friday, January 18, 2019 Photo: Bloomberg | Getty Images Photo: Bloomberg | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Bloomberg | Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg's Former Mentor: 'The People at Facebook Live in Their Own Bubble' 1 / 1 Back to Gallery By now we all know the story of Mark Zuckerberg’s rise from his Harvard dorm room to becoming a 23-year-old billionaire. But how the past couple of years have played out, particularly the handling of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, has given Roger McNamee, an early investor in the company and … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg’s Former Mentor: ‘The People at Facebook Live in Their Own Bubble’
Has Facebook’s mishandling of it users’ personal information made CEO Mark Zuckerberg a marked man? You might think that judging by the copious amounts of cash Facebook spends to protect his personal safety. Big tech companies have to report to the Securities and Exchange Commission how much they spend on security costs. In 2017, the most recent year that a direct comparison was possible, Facebook spent $7.3 million on security for its CEO, reports Wired, and another $2.6 million to protect the company’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg. In contrast, Apple CEO Tim Cook’s public profile is likely as big as Zuckerberg’s, yet Apple pays only $310,000 a year to protect him–a fraction of Zuckerberg’s security costs. Many residents of San Francisco know that an SUV with two burly security guys is constantly parked outside Zuckerberg’s residence here. They, or others like them, are on the clock 24/7/365. Visiting the Facebook headquarters, one quickly … [Read more...] about Why does Mark Zuckerberg need 2,263% more personal protection than Tim Cook?
A metaphor that’s going up in flames By Owen Thomas Updated 4:00 am PST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Photo: Noah Berger / Special To The Chronicle 2018 Mark Zuckerberg likes to call Facebook a “utility.” Does the metaphor hold up? Mark Zuckerberg likes to call Facebook a “utility.” Does the... Welcome back to Tech Chronicle. If you want to stay plugged in, make sure you’re subscribed. Only you can prevent social network fires For as long as I can remember, Mark Zuckerberg called Facebook a “utility.” With PG&E going down in flames, maybe that’s not the best metaphor anymore. Or maybe it is. In 2005, with Facebook barely out of Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room, pitching Facebook as a utility was a way for the kid CEO to convince investors that the site was more than an entertaining diversion for college students. His argument was that Facebook, as a … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg calls Facebook a ‘utility.’ He might want to rethink that
The past few years have seen a merging of the personal and professional in the Facebook founder's annual goals, but the execution has a left a little to be desired amid increased company scrutiny. Nina Zipkin Published 2:40 pm CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Photo: GERARD JULIEN | AFP | Getty Images Photo: GERARD JULIEN | AFP | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: GERARD JULIEN | AFP | Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg's 2019 New Year's Resolution Is Well-Meaning and Vague, Just Like Ours 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Every January, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posts his annual resolution for the year. Based on this year’s promise, cracks have … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg’s 2019 New Year’s Resolution Is Well-Meaning and Vague, Just Like Ours
Facebook CEO to host public discussions about the future of technology By Owen Thomas Updated 4:00 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Photo: Tom Brenner / New York Times 2018 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a Senate hearing in April, outlining what the company intends to do about preventing election interference. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a Senate hearing in... Welcome back to Tech Chronicle. If you’re not already signed up, I predict that subscribing will make 2019 better on a weekly basis. Mark Zuckerberg, celebrity interviewer? For a decade, Facebook’s CEO has been setting an annual personal challenge for himself. They’ve ranged from wearing a tie to work every day (2009) to reading a book every two weeks (2015) to visiting every state (2017). Last year, he vowed to fix Facebook. Mission accomplished! In 2019, Zuckerberg is going to host a series of public … [Read more...] about The Zuckerberg interviews