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Topic: Mark Zuckerberg

Is WhatsApp's 'No Ads' Policy Already Starting to Loosen? Report says brands could pay to reach users

WhatsApp is exploring a way to let brands message its 450 million-plus user base after all, according to a report today. The largest text messaging platform, which Facebook is buying…

March 4, 2014, 3:04 PM EST

Facebook's New Message: Email Is Dead Kills unpopular service after WhatsApp deal

Facebook is so over email. The social network is shutting down its unpopular email service in yet another sign of the supremacy of mobile messaging. Facebook has all but declared the…

February 24, 2014, 6:11 PM EST

WhatsApp and 7 Other Startups That Hated Advertising, Like Facebook Founder shows familiar disdain

The advertising world is used to tech startups that resist its charms, and WhatsApp’s founders are just the latest in a long line of techies who seem to have nothing…

February 20, 2014, 4:56 PM EST

Twitter Users Aghast About What Facebook Paid for WhatsApp But the devil may be in the details

Twitter users' reaction to Facebook agreeing to pay $16 billion for WhatsApp can be summed up in two words: What's that? Compared to the $1 billion CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Co.…

February 19, 2014, 7:22 PM EST

Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16B Pending regulatory approval

Facebook has a deal to buy the messaging platform WhatsApp for $16 billion, the company announced. WhatsApp has more than 450 million users, according to the latest numbers from the…

February 19, 2014, 6:13 PM EST

B-to-B Firm Hopes Facebook-Look-Back-Styled Video Reels In Zuck, Martin and Marissa Eyeview's effort could be a reach, or brilliant

Who knows if Eyeview's stunt will work, but credit it for thinking outside the box. The personalized video technology firm is emailing a Who's Who of the advertising world a…

February 11, 2014, 11:45 AM EST

Facebook Posts $1B-Plus Mobile Revenue Now accounts for more than 50 percent of ad dollars

Facebook’s mobile business topped $1 billion in revenue last quarter (its Q4) and accounted for more than 50 percent of the social network’s ad dollars for the first time. The company truly…

January 29, 2014, 5:01 PM EST

Latest Doomsday Study Predicts Facebook Will Lose About 1 Billion Users Within 3 Years Heading the way of MySpace

Facebook is about to be wiped out like a bad plague, losing 80 percent of its users by 2017, according to the latest doomsday study about Mark Zuckerberg’s social network. These…

January 21, 2014, 6:08 PM EST

Facebook Video Ads Could Bite Into Twitter's Social TV Dominance Tube marketers may prefer auto-play's buzz to static units

Facebook’s auto-play video ads will certainly attract marketing niches that are already invested in online video—from entertainment (movies, particularly) to automotive to consumer-packaged goods to retail. But one of the…

December 17, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

Sony and Facebook Are Making PlayStation More Social Hours after PS4's debut

Sony's PlayStation 4 became available at midnight. One thing PS4 shoppers will likely notice right away is that the tech giant has partnered with Facebook to allow gamers to log into…

November 15, 2013, 1:20 PM EST

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