Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg says WhatsApp worth more than $19 billion

Since Facebook announced last week that it would be acquiring WhatsApp for $16+ billion, pundits have been trying to make sense of the deal. How can a messaging app startup be worth so much more than say, Motorola Mobility, which has thousands of employees?

According to Mark Zuckerberg, it’s not. It’s worth more. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona yesterday, the CEO said that WhatsApp was a ‘great fit’ for his company and that it was worth more than the $19B ($16B + $3B in vested shares) they paid for it…

Facebook to host event June 20th, says it’s been working on ‘big ideas’

It’s just June now, and the Facebook team has already had a big year. It’s launched major new search tool, rolled out a completely revamped version of its Timeline feature, and oh yeah, it developed its own Android launcher.

But apparently it’s not finished yet. The social networking giant just sent out invitations to a media event scheduled for June 20th. Facebook’s invite doesn’t offer many details, but it does say that it’s been working on big ideas…

Facebook Home for iOS? Talk to Apple, Zuck says

Facebook has found a new home on Android, so to speak, as the social networking giant at a news conference earlier today unveiled a Home launcher, a new feature for select Android devices which marries cherry-picked Facebook applications to a beautiful user interface described as putting “people first in an app first world.”

Alongside the new software shell, Mark Zuckerberg and HTC’s Peter Chou announced the HTC First, an Android smartphone born out of the collaboration between Facebook and HTC which runs the Home interface. Zuckerberg confirmed his company will be rolling out the new launcher to select Android devices beginning April 12, as a free app download from Google’s Play Store.

But what about iOS? iPhone users are unfortunately shut out. Initially hiding behind ‘Apple’s walled-garden’ argument, Zuckerberg in wide-ranging interviews with Forbes and Wired.com shed more light on the matter…

Apple’s Tim Cook loses top CEO ranking to Facebook in Glassdoor survey

It’s uncertain what caused it, but the first cracks are appearing in the honeymoon between Apple CEO Tim Cook and company employees.

After being named the top CEO of 2012, Cook slipped to 18th place, behind Google and Amazon. According to employment site Glassdoor, Apple employees gave Cook a 93 percent approval rating, down from 97 percent last year.

By comparison, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg jumped 14 points to land in the top spot for 2013 with a 99 percent approval rating from employees of the social networking giant…

Zuckerberg talks about Facebook app mistakes, rumored smartphone and more

Taking a break from all the iPhone hubbub, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently sat down with tech journalist Michael Arrington for an interview at Tech Crunch’s Disrupt event.

Over the course of the conversation, Zuckerberg admitted that HTML5 was a bad way to go for Facebook’s original iOS app, discussed the possibility of a Facebook-branded smartphone and much more…

Mark Zuckerberg squashes Facebook phone rumors

Rumors that Facebook has been working on its own smartphone have been around for more than a year now. Last fall, a report came out that the social network had tapped HTC to help it build the handset.

Since then, the speculation has only gotten louder. Yesterday, Bloomberg even threw its hat into the ring. But this afternoon, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to squash the chatter…

Jobs biographer on his admiration for Mark Zuckerberg

Walter Isaacson, the author of Steve Jobs’ official biography, was on stage with Facebook board member Don Graham this morning at Fortune’s annual Brainstorm Tech conference. And as usual, the topic turned to the Apple founder.

Graham mentioned what a big impact Steve Jobs had on Facebook’s young CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and he asked Isaacson if Jobs had ever mentioned him. As you might have guessed, the writer’s response was pretty interesting…

Here’s Zuck’s epic status update from this morning. Fancy topping it?

This über-cool status update on Facebook will be tough to beat. The social networking behemoth co-founder and CEO posted this morning the following status update. It reads: “Mark Zuckerberg listed a company on NASDAQ”.

The 29-year old entrepreneur has timed the post just ahead of the opening bell this morning so yeah, this particular status update has been conceived with today’s special occasion in mind.

That’s as awesome as awesome gets, if you ask us. Think you can do better than that?

Woz would invest in Facebook regardless of the opening price

Such is the confidence Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has in the leadership abilities of Facebook’s boss Mark Zuckerberg that he would buy shares of the social networking giant when it goes public on May 17 no matter the opening price.

The famous engineer who created the Apple I computer and co-created the Apple II system in the mid-1970s also sees the 28-year-old Facebook CEO closer to the combination of himself and Steve Jobs.

Specifically, Wozniak called Zuck a “real acute” businessman who mixes technical ability with the vision and corporate acumen of Steve Jobs…

Zuck says Steve Jobs inspired Facebook’s new organ donor tool

The internet went abuzz yesterday as Facebook’s Zuckerberg dropped hints of a new feature said to “save lives”.

Turns out the Facebook co-founder and CEO was speaking literally: today, the social network unveiled a new tool aptly named Organ Donor.

It’s basically a way of letting anyone identify their organ donor status on their Facebook Timeline. The move should help over 114,000 people waiting for transplants in the United States alone.

Zuck also said it was inspired by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who underwent a liver transplant in 2009 and later that year publicly urged WWDC attendees to become organ donors…