If there's one thing Vladimir Putin has shown the world, it's that a topless photo can add truth to power.
It can make a man seem more of a man, more 5'4" than 5'3".
Perhaps Mark Zuckerberg also feels the need to appear a little taller, stronger, and manlier.
For a photograph has emerged of Facebook's CEO topless.
My deeply religious reading of TMZ suddenly revealed yesterday the sight of Zuckerberg with his right hand on his bare chest, as if to say: "Sexy? Moi?"
It is impossible to know why … Read more
I'm sure Mark Zuckerberg won't lose any sleep about Wall Street's ongoing hissy fit about Facebook -- nor should he. More about that in a moment.
Following the disappointment over the company's second-quarter earnings, Facebook shares fell another 11.7 percent Friday, despite the market-lifting euphoria over the European Central Bank chief's plans to bolster the Euro.
An extreme sell-off, for sure, but not surprising for a stock that's tumbled almost 38 percent since its star-crossed debut on the NASDAQ in May.
Given how this outsize company has infiltrated popular culture, Facebook's fall … Read more
For the hordes of investors large and small who bought into hype around Facebook's IPO -- heck, even for those who snapped up shares two days ago -- this will offer little comfort. But in the last two days of trading, the assault on Facebook's stock has shaved a few billion dollars off the Facebook's famously rich founder's net worth.
More specifically, since the close of trading on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg has lost almost $3 billion, at least on paper. (His total stake is still worth about $11.8 billion, a far cry from the $19 … Read more
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Zynga's second-quarter financial results came in far below analysts' expectations, and the stock nose-dived more than 40 percent in early after hours trading.
The social-gaming company, which raised $1 billion in its December 2011 IPO, reported revenue of $332 million for the quarter ending June 30, up 19 percent year-over-year. The company reported a net loss of more than $22.8 million, a loss of 3 cents per share. For its prior quarter, Zynga reported $321 million in revenue and recorded a net loss of $85.4 million, primarily owing to stock-based … Read more
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 2006 patent application governing certain privacy settings has been approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office -- six years after first being submitted.
The patent, number 8,225,376, was first applied for on July 25, 2006. Zuckerberg and Facebook's former chief privacy officer Chris Kelly are credited as inventors for the patent, which is titled "Dynamically generating a privacy summary." The abstract reads:
A system and method for dynamically generating a privacy summary is provided. The present invention provides a system and method for dynamically generating a privacy summary. … Read more
On the surface, it looked like another routine personnel move with a new corporate suit moving into the executive suite, but Microsoft's decision this week to hire former Clinton political operative Mark Penn as a vice president in charge of "strategic and special projects" -- whatever that means -- may turn out to be one of the more profound decisions the company takes this year.
Will get to why in a moment. First, the context.
Penn's hiring doesn't come out of the blue. He's joining a company at a critical point in its evolution (… Read more
Zynga co-founder and CEO Mark Pincus just revealed something about his company's relationship with Facebook that may come as a shock to many. Zynga and Facebook were considering a break up back in 2010.
That should surprise you because the companies are very, very close partners. When Facebook was getting ready to go public, it disclosed that 12 percent of the social networking giant's 2011 revenue came from Zynga. More recently, in Q1 2012, that number was 15 percent (down from 19 percent in Q1 2011), including both payments revenue and advertising displayed alongside Zynga games. Oh, and … Read more
So far this month, Facebook's stock has fallen some 7 percent. The biggest loser is, of course, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The damage has cost the 28-year-old his spot on the Bloomberg Billionaire's Index of the 40 richest people in the world.
This drop won't affect Zuckerberg's day-to-day living. In fact, he just refinanced the mortgage on his $6 million home in Palo Alto, Calif., with a 30-year adjustable-rate loan starting at 1.05 percent.
The rates available to individuals with a high net worth (Zuckerberg may have lost some value, but he's … Read more
Microsoft has hired a new vice president with strong ties to Washington and public relations.
Mark Penn will join the company as corporate vice president for strategic and special projects. Leading a small team focused on "key consumer initiatives," Penn will report directly to CEO Steve Ballmer.
Microsoft will rely on its new hire's experience in "strategic development, branding, and positioning" to come up with "breakthrough" ideas designed to meet consumers' changing needs, the company said today.
Dubbed "one of the best-known political and campaign strategists in Washington" according to The … Read more