Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg still owns 28.4% of Facebook despite the huge amount of money the company has raised, according to the company's S-1 filing.
That amounts to 534 million shares.
If Facebook is worth between $75 billion and $100 billion (we'll call it $87.5 billion), that's worth $24.7 billion.
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At Facebook's F8 conference today, Mark Zuckerberg talked a lot about bringing people together, and giving everyone access to share virtually anything. He then went on to talk about how widely-used their Messenger app is, going so far as to point out that the company is delivering a higher volume of messages every day, than phone companies transmit SMS messages.
We admire Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of an interconnected world where all people have a chance to make the most of their talents," Melinda and Bill Gates wrote in praise of the couple's appearance on Time's list of the 100 most influential people.
You could soon start talking to your favorite movie star, politicianor other big celebrity on Facebook's Messenger. Or at least, you might be able to talk to the celebrity's "chatbot." Chatbotsare pieces of software that live inside messaging apps, answering questions posed to them by humans and handling certain tasks, like making dinner reservations.
Facebook has finally unleashed Messenger Platform , letting developers build chatbots — intelligentsoftwarethat lets you get stuff done just by sending text messages. It's a big moment for chatbots, which tech luminaries like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Evernote CEOPhil Libin praise as the next big thing in computing.
Mark Zuckerberg showed off an internal Facebook-only version of its iPhone app during a live video this week, as part of the introduction of Facebook'slive-broadcasting feature. As previously noticed by The Verge , the app includes several features that you can't get on the normal iPhone app.
And after reaching the billion count for most of its users metrics, Facebook is getting even closer to breaking that figure for monthly daily users, which clocked in at 989 million (a 24 percent bump from last year). Indeed, mobile continues to be Facebook's biggest area of growth -- it also saw a 21 percent jump in people using the service monthly, reaching 1.51 billion.
Facebook is opening up Facebook Live, its live-streaming platform, to third-parties, and DJI is already baking it into streaming drones. The new functionality was announced at F8 2016, Facebook 's annual developer event, with company founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sharing the stage with a prototype drone that can beam video from its onboard camera direct to viewers watching live.
It would appear that Republican Senator John Thune has a problem with how Facebook may or may not filter its news feed. After a story on Gizmodo suggested that "several former unnamed Facebook employees" spoke about surpressing "conservative viewpoints" and "artificially highlighted other news stories" - words from Thune's press release .
1,252,724 in "all other compensation," for a total pay package of $18,698,969.COO Sheryl Sandberg is so crucial to Facebook and its future that the social network spent over $1.2 million to protect her in 2015. This is the first time a security detail for Sandberg has been reported.
The flying saucer-shaped rig has 14 cameras around its edge, one fish-eye camera pointing up and two cameras pointing down. Facebook says the camera produces "truly spherical video." And thanks to the amount of cameras on the rig, it captures the stereoscopic images needed for 3D. The software will stitch together the video in 4K, 6K and 8K for each individual eye for stereoscopic playback.
Facebook ’s first quarter 2016 financial report is in, and the numbers are fantastic across the board. In the quarter ending on March 31, Facebook saw its year-on-year total revenue increase 52-percent, hitting $5.3 billion in comparison to the same quarter last year ($3.5 billion). “We had a great start to the year,” Zuckerberg said in a statement.
GoPro VR will launch tomorrow (Monday) on the web, along with VR headset-friendly iOS and Android apps in their respective stores. The platform will host curated GoPro VR video content, similar to how its existing on-demand video channel works for "regular" footage.
Today at Facebook's F8 conference, there was a lot of talk about the Messenger app. Lots of praise for it, and its future were given by the presenters. One went so far as to say that thanks to the advancements in Messenger, that this may now be the beginning of a new era. When Mark Zuckerberg was on the stage, he proudly stated that the Messenger was the fastest-growing app in 2015.
Among those pledging their support are Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook COO (and bestselling author) Sheryl Sandberg, Bill and Melinda Gates, IAC Chairman Barry Diller, Walmart CEO Doug McMillion. The tech names are joined by California Governor Jerry Brown, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and 26 other state governors, evenly split across party lines.
Not to be outdone by Facebook Live, Periscope is adding live streaming from drones courtesy of a new collaboration with DJI. The Twitter-owned live broadcast service will soon support beaming footage from a DJI drone's camera directly to an audience of iOS and Android users.
o give users one IDacross all of its services.stopped making people use a Google+ account But thenG+ withered and the company stopped making people use a Google+ account to use YouTube or any other Google sites.Google CEO Sundar Pichai gave a subtle hint on the company's Q1 earnings call abouthow its starting to make progress against one of Facebook's key advertising advantages.
Facebook is flying high Thursday morning after posting stronger than expected earnings. As of the market open shares of the social media giant are up just over 10% at $119.79. The high-flying move comes the day after the company crushed profit, revenue, and user growth expectations.
The swirling debate over how Facebook chooses stories for its trending topics section -- and whether it is muffling stories from politically conservative sources -- refuses to go away, and now the company's leader has spoken up. In a post on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that soon he will invite "leading conservatives and people from across the political spectrum" to talk things over.