A photograph of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging through the smog in downtown Beijing has prompted a torrent of comments – not all of them flattering – on Chinese social media.Zuckerberg, who is in the Chinese capital for an economic forum, posted the photo of himself and five others running through Tiananmen Square on Friday, with the gate to the Forbidden City imperial palace in the background.None wore the air-filtering face masks that are ubiquitous in Beijing and other Chinese cities in the photo, posted to Zuckerberg s Facebook page.At the time the picture was taken, Beijing s air pollution index was well into the hazardous zone, at about 15 times of the level considered safe by the World Health Organisation.Experts urge people to avoid any outdoor activities when pollution is high.Zuckerberg is a much loved personality in China where Facebook is banned along with other overseas social media platforms.
the technology company Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the fourth year in a row the world's richest people, out of economic magazine Forbes in the list.gates's fortune is estimated at 86 billion dollars, or about 80 billion.Second-ranked investor guru Warren Buffett about 70 billion.for Example, the fifth is facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg.the Us president Donald Trump investment plunged more than 200 # to 500 below.Trump the value of the property is over 3 billion.
View photosMoreFounder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma meets Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg not pictured , at the China Development Forum in Beijing, China, March 19, 2016.REUTERS/Shu Zhang Reuters - China's Jack Ma is canceling a planned speech at an anti-counterfeiting conference after the trade group behind it suspended the membership of his e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the company said on its news website on Tuesday.Alibaba Group President Michael Evans will represent the company at the conference instead, according to the report on the Alizila website.Alibaba has been accused by several brands, including Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, of being a conduit for counterfeiters.Alibaba said on Alizila that it remains firmly committed to the protection of intellectual property rights and combating counterfeit."We look forward to engaging with the IACC membership on IP enforcement issues on May 19th in Orlando, Florida," it said.
Image: cgc76Remember that Facebook built a wacky 360-degree camera to record immersive video?Well, now it s shot its first film, which allows you to explore New York s Grand Central Terminal.Mark Zuckerberg posted the video to Facebook overnight, calling it a preview of what a full-length virtual reality movie will feel like.Especially if you re a fan of train stations!You don t need a VR headset to watch the video, but it does work better on a phone than a PC, because you can wave your handset around like a loon to see what s happening around you.Facbook
Here you can peer into the lives of some of Facebook s global community of 1.65 billion users.But don t expect too much – a random look through feeds late Wednesday showed a guy staring blankly at his smartphone camera, a shaky POV of a motorcycle journey, a person buttering toast, and a guy in a youth hostel eating noodles.Blue dots indicate the location of a stream, and hovering your mouse over it connects you to the feed.These point to where current viewers are located around the world, though maybe Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will look at them as an indicator of how well he s succeeding in his quest to connect everyone on the planet.Live Video s interactive map should certainly boost traffic for the service, as before the only way you d know if a user was broadcasting live was via a notification, meaning you had to already be following them.Facebook knows there s money to be made here – users reportedly watch live broadcasts for three times longer than recorded video, and post 10 times more comments.
From virtual reality to bringing the next 1 billion people online, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is all about big ideas these days.His latest brainstorm was trotted out at F8 this year: opening Facebook s Messenger to chatbots.The primary challenge is fragmentation and a lack of standardization, said Jon Cifuentes, a research analyst for VentureBeat Insight.And I tried TechCrunch s newsbot, which sent me a news summary each day that just seemed like a basic newsletter I can already get via email.All fine.It s certainly artificial, but there s a notable lack of intelligence.Cyber Galaktioni Chat Bot tries to simulate the mind of the poet, all his answers are based on his writings, biography, memories and letters.Until we see broader adoption from consumers — and really, better chatbots that help people, there s no need for search and discovery right now.
Photograph: Jeff Chiu/APMark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives.To acknowledge that Facebook has come up short and that the company needs to improve – acknowledging there s a problem and saying they re going to resolve it is the right approach.Moffatt, co-founder of Targeted Victory and head of digital for Mitt Romney s 2012 presidential bid, said that the Facebook founder stopped short of making any concrete promises besides internal reviews that were already underway but had acknowledged a problem of trust.I wanted to hear their concerns personally and have an open conversation about how we can build trust.There has been a serious issue of trust within the conservative movement about this issue, but everyone in that room, on both sides, wants to see it restored, he said.Topics that appear as trending can have a self-fulfilling effect, as more Facebook readers see and share the items, and other news organizations decide to write their own stories.
Facebook founder Mark ZuckerbergFacebook could soon let users make video responses to posts.To comment with a video, a user clicks reply in the same way that they would normally write a text response.The videos won't autoplay in the newsfeed, Facebook said.The move is not a surprise as the company has been aggressively pursuing videos to grow audience engagement.In September 2015, Facebook has launched its Live Video platform in the USA.One of the biggest broadcasts on Facebook Live to date saw BuzzFeed staff put elastic bands on a watermelon until it exploded.
If the claims are accurate, Facebook contractors have depressed some conservative news, and their curatorial hand affects the Facebook Trending list more than the public realizes.As this conversation swirls around intentions and explicit manipulation, there are some significant issues missing.As we move into the development of algorithmic models to shape editorial decisions and curation, we need to find a sophisticated way of grappling with the biases that shape development, training sets, quality assurance, and error correction, not to mention an explicit act of human judgment.What is of concern right now is not that human beings are playing a role in shaping the news — they always have — it is the veneer of objectivity provided by Facebook s interface, the claims of neutrality enabled by the integration of algorithmic processes, and the assumption that what is prioritized reflects only the interests and actions of the users the public sphere and not those of Facebook, advertisers, or other powerful entities.As part of this process, we convened a workshop and have produced a series of documents that we think are valuable to the conversation:These documents provide historical context, highlight how media has always been engaged in power struggles, showcase the challenges that new media face, and offer case studies that reveal the complexities going forward.My hope is that we quickly leave the state of fear and start imagining mechanisms of accountability that we, as a society, can live with.
Like some immutable law of entropy, internet freedom is a one-way process.The insightful Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, delivered an apocalyptic — and headline friendly — lecture earlier this year in Cambridge, entitled "The End of the News as We Know It: How Facebook Swallowed Journalism."Is, like Bell founder Theodore Vail, Mark Zuckerberg fighting to control the distribution of news?Facebook is the de facto global social network.Four out of every five smartphones around the world run a version of Google's Android operating system.News gatekeepers have always existed, once it was media barons, now it is lines of code.
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg 2,659,960 Views During Facebook's F8 developer conference, which took place early last month showed, among other things, open source camera, Surround 360 with which one could shoot 360 degrees. Now it has tested its 360-camera in the real world and the first movie you recorded with surround 360 from Grand Central Terminal in New York and you can check out above. Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg posted the film on his Facebook page and wrote simultaneously: "You can tilt your phone to experience different moments happening around you in the terminal. Turn up the sound to know where to look. It's a preview of what a full-length virtual reality movie will feel like. Instead of watching the action, you'll be right in the middle of it. "
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg plans to meet with roughly a dozen prominent conservatives Wednesday to quell concerns that the social network is biased against conservative ideas.The meeting, at Facebook s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., marks the company s latest attempt at damage control after a report last week that curators of Facebook s trending topics feature suppressed news about conservative events and from conservative sources.In 2012, digital ad spending was less than $200 million.Mr. Zuckerberg co-founded Fwd.US, a group that lobbies for more open U.S. immigration policies, including expanding a work-permit program that has brought thousands of foreign engineers to Silicon Valley.Mr. Zuckerberg also appeared to criticize Mr. Trump during remarks last month at Facebook s annual developer conference when he said, Instead of building walls, we can help build bridges.Facebook is a corporate sponsor of both the Republican and Democratic conventions this summer.
Now, Talk It Over: On your anniversary, you want to remember the good times that got you to where you are today.You probably don t want to feel forced into spending time with someone you don t really feel like hanging around with.Well, that s kind of what Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was faced with Wednesday.See, Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary since Facebook held its IPO and became a publicly traded company.On this day in 2012, Facebook went public at $38 a share.And in order to ensure whatever comes out of Handler s mouth is understood as much as possible, Netflix has hired more than 200 translators to handle the 20 languages in which Chelsea is being streamed.It s too early to say if Handler s humor will cross all those international borders no matter how well Netflix s translators do their jobs.The company will offer up $1.4 billion of its shares, and the rest will come out of the portfolio of Chief Executive Elon Musk.Tesla is banking on the $35,000 Model 3 to spur its next phase of growth, as the company has set a target of producing 500,000 cars a year by 2018.Cisco Comes Out On Top: Cisco Systems reported its fiscal third-quarter results after the stock market closed Wednesday, and investors liked what the networking-equipment maker had to say.Cisco reported a profit of 46 cents a share on revenue of $12 billion.Apparently, a bunch of people thought Lively s use of one of Sir-Mix-A-Lot s lines from his 1992 hit Baby Got Back showed racial insensitivity.
Facebook boss Mark ZuckerbergFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is due to meet prominent US conservative leaders to perform damage control after the social networking giant was accused of showing a liberal political bias.Those invited include Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump's adviser Barry Bennett, Fox News political pundit and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, and conservative commentator Glenn Beck who will assemble today at Facebook headquarters in California."I want to have a direct conversation about what Facebook stands for and how we can be sure our platform stays as open as possible," Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post last week.The move comes in the aftermath of allegations that Facebook workers were asked to suppress US conservative political news in its "Trending Topics" column, although Facebook has denied this sort of censorship.Tom Stocky, who is responsible for the section, said it had no evidence to back up a report from technology website Gizmodo quoting an unnamed source that said the company disregarded conservative news outlets.
View photosMoreFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, California April 12, 2016.REUTERS/Stephen LamWASHINGTON Reuters - As Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg prepares to meet conservative leaders on Wednesday to discuss allegations about political bias at the social media website, one thing he may not have to worry about is federal regulation.The allegations were reported by technology news website Gizmodo, which did not identify the ex-contractor.Zuckerberg also agreed to meet with conservative leaders to "share their points of view," according to a post on his Facebook page.Attendees at the Wednesday afternoon meeting at Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters are expected to include conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, former White House press secretary Dana Perino and former Republican Senator Jim DeMint.Facebook last week released its guidelines for choosing trending topics, but the operations of the news feed algorithm remain closely guarded.
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg met with political conservatives to explain how the social network comes up with its trending news topics, seeking to quell concerns that liberal-leaning news and sources were favored by the company s editors.I want to do everything I can to make sure our teams uphold the integrity of our products.The participants had a constructive discussion, and Facebook got feedback on its community standards, trending topics, and ways for conservative groups to make better use of the social network, a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.The meeting at the company s Menlo Park, California, headquarters included a training session on audience engagement, a meeting with Zuckerberg and other executives, an explanation of trending topics -- and a demonstration of Facebook s virtual-reality technology, Oculus, Facebook said.Zuckerberg sought to clear the air after an anonymously sourced report in Gizmodo last week alleged that his team of human editors leaned toward liberal sources in selecting stories for the trending news feature.Still, the conservatives invited to the meeting, including talk-show host Glenn Beck, think-tank leader Arthur Brooks and political commentator S.E.Cupp, were aiming to understand better how Facebook presents its news.
LOS ANGELES AP — Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives.While the Facebook executives did not comment further on an internal investigation into allegations of political manipulation, they explained how difficult it would be for Facebook employees to inject bias into what stories make it into the "trending topics" section of the site or on individual users' news feeds, Cupp said.In a Facebook post afterward, Zuckerberg did not directly respond to allegations that Facebook employees suppressed conservative stories on its "trending topics" feature."I wanted to hear their concerns personally and have an open conversation about how we can build trust.Topics that appear as trending can have a self-fulfilling effect, as more Facebook readers see and share the items, and other news organizations decide to write their own stories.AP Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay in New York contributed to this report.
Those are some of the words used by those who attended Mark Zuckerberg s meeting with conservatives Wednesday at Facebook s headquarters in the wake of accusations of political bias at the social network.But also: No one is kidding themselves — everyone knows how left-wing Silicon Valley is.The accusations of bias stem from a recent Gizmodo report based on an anonymous former Facebook worker who claimed his fellow Trending Topics curators suppressed news from conservative media outlets.Facebook has denied finding evidence to support the claim, but the controversy ruffled enough feathers — including those of a senator — that CEO Zuckerberg arranged a meeting with conservatives such as Glenn Beck and several others.In a post Wednesday after the meeting, Zuckerberg thanked those who attended and said: It s important that Facebook remains a platform for all ideas and that we continue to give every person a voice.It doesn t make sense for our mission or our business to suppress political content or prevent anyone from seeing what matters most to them, he said.The Wall Street Journal cited a Barclays Capital estimate that political candidates were expected to spend up to $300 million on Facebook ads this year.Other Facebook executives who attended the meeting included Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, plus a couple of conservatives, according to Politico and the WSJ: board member Peter Thiel, who is a California delegate for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and Joel Kaplan, formerly an aide to George W. Bush and now the company s head of global public policy.Photo from Associated PressTags: conservatives, facebook, Glenn Beck, mark zuckerberg, trending news
Prominent conservative pundit Glenn Beck has written about Wednesday s meeting with senior figures at Facebook, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, to discuss recent allegations that the social networking giant has been suppressing conservative news stories in its Trending Topics feature.More than a dozen leading conservative media figures spent time discussing the issue at Facebook s Menlo Park HQ in Silicon Valley, and while Beck described a certain amount of hostility in the room toward the company, he himself was satisfied there s been no concerted effort to suppress conservative content.In a post on his website, Beck, who has more than three million followers on Facebook, said he d found no evidence of a top-down initiative to silence conservative voices … walking out of the meeting, I was convinced that Facebook is behaving appropriately and trying to do the right thing.According to Beck, Zuckerberg admitted Trending Topics, which launched two years ago, is far from perfect, though he promised the company is working to make improvements.In a surprise turn, Beck lambasted some of his fellow conservatives at the meeting for being too ardent in their demands, among them calls for diversity initiatives and a six-month training program to help their biased and liberal workforce understand and respect conservative opinions and values.For Beck, even getting an invitation from Facebook was staggering, and it seems that until he sees any concrete evidence suggesting otherwise, he s happy about how the company is going about its business.
Working tirelessly to limit the damage caused by recent accusations that Facebook has been suppressing stories from conservative news outlets for its Trending Topics feature, Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday met with more than a dozen leading conservatives to discuss how to ensure the social networking service can continue to be a platform for all ideas across the political spectrum.It doesn t make sense for our mission or our business to suppress political content or prevent anyone from seeing what matters most to them.And Fox News drives more interactions on its Facebook page than any other news outlet in the world.The trouble for Facebook started last week when Gizmodo reported allegations made by someone who used to work on the social network s Trending Topics section.Besides allegedly suppressing news from conservative media outlets, the ex-employee said reviewers were also told to artificially inject selected news stories, even if they weren t particularly popular or perhaps not even trending at all.Zuckerberg said last week that he took the accusations very seriously but said that so far an investigation had uncovered no evidence that this report is true, adding, If we find anything against our principles, you have my commitment that we will take additional steps to address it.