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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg does the ice bucket challenge (Video)

August 14, 2014 — by feedmeister2

A viral sensation known as ‘The Ice Bucket Challenge’ is still making it’s way around the internet.  Celebrities nominate each other to dump a freezing cold bucket of ice water over there head on video.  The challenge is meant to promote ALS awareness. 

Governor Chris Christie just recently did the challenge and one of his nominations to take the Challenge was Mark Zuckerberg.  Well, Mark Zuckerberg excepted the challenge.

Mark Zuckerberg’s nominations to take the challenge next are Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Facebook colleague Sheryl Sandberg, and Microsoft CEO Bill Gates.  They have 24 hours to take on the challenge or they can take the easy way out by donating $100 dollars.  

I Posted two videos here:
(1) The 1st is of Mark Zuckerberg taking the ice bucket challenge.
(2) The 2nd is of Chris Christie taking the ice bucket challenge.



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Facebook Reports 188% Increase in Net Income

April 24, 2014 — by feedmeister0

Facebook reported that for the first quarter of 2014, Net income from operations was $1.08 billion, up 188% compared to $373 million in the first quarter of 2013. Revenue from advertising was $2.27 billion, an 82% increase from the same quarter last year.  Mobile advertising revenue represented approximately 59% of advertising revenue for the first quarter of 2014, up from approximately 30% of advertising revenue in the first quarter of 2013.  Here is Facebook’s full SEC filing.  


Facebook makes deal to share data with Russian Search Engine ‘Yandex’

March 17, 2014 — by feedmeister0

Facebook has agreed to a deal to share public data from its users with Yandex – Russia’s largest search engine.  

The deal will give Yandex full access to public data from users in Russia, Turkey and CIS countries including Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The move is expected to help Yandex improve search results and boost traffic on Facebook in Russia. Here is more on the Yandex / Facebook deal  


Facebook Wants to Build 11,000 atmospheric satellite Drones to Bring Internet to Africa

March 5, 2014 — by feedmeister0

Facebook is shelling out $60 million to acquire Titan Aerospace, a company that makes atmospheric satellite drones.  They are solar-powered drones capable of staying in the sky for up to five years.

 The social media site reportedly wants to use drones to bring Internet connection to the two thirds of the world that still lack connectivity, starting with parts of Africa.   Here is more on the Facebook – Titan Aerospace deal