Mark Zuckerberg

A decade in, Instagram is bigger than ever. So are its problems.

When Instagram first launched a decade ago, it was nothing like Facebook. The app, which began as a Foursquare-like check-in network, had one purpose: to make photo sharing easy (and make those pictures prettier in the process).  It’s easy to forget now, but that was a relatively novel concept in 2010. The iPhone was only …

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Zuckerberg wrote “Instagram can hurt us” days before acquisition

Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg speaks via videoconference during a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing in Washington. Graeme Jennings/Washington Examiner/Bloomberg via Getty Images In a 2012 email six weeks before acquiring Instagram, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote that one of his motivations for the acquisition was to “neutralize a potential competitor.” The emails were revealed during today’s …

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Big tech CEOs release opening statements before antitrust hearing

Tom Williams via Getty Images The big tech antitrust hearing with the House Judiciary Committee is set to occur tomorrow, July 29th at 12PM ET. But all four CEOs — Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Sundar Pichai of Google, Tim Cook of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook — have released their opening statements early. In all …

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“Zuck off”: Doctors, nurses, scientists rail against Zuckerberg

Enlarge / Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress in April 2018. It wasn’t his only appearance in DC this decade. Bloomberg | Getty Images San Francisco city officials are considering condemning the decision to name a local public hospital after Mark Zuckerberg—a move backed by nurses and doctors at the hospital, who have been …

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Facebook’s advertiser boycott is getting even bigger

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to add labels to rule-breaking posts from politicians hasn’t stopped more big-name advertisers from joining an advertising boycott of the social network. Coca-Cola, Hershey and Honda are among the latest high-profile companies to say they will temporarily stop advertising with Facebook.  Unilever, the company behind brands like …

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Zuckerberg says he will ‘review’ policies after employee backlash

Sponsored Links Erin Scott / Reuters Mark Zuckerberg shared a seven-part plan following widespread criticism from employees over his handling of Donald Trump’s Facebook posts last week. The update comes after a week of increasingly vocal dissent from within the company.  In the note, Zuckerberg laid out several potential changes to how the company approaches …

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