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Musk's Bottom Line Takes a Hit From His Tesla Woes

Mark Zuckerberg displaces Tesla CEO from No. 3 spot on Bloomberg Billionaires Index

(Newser) - While much of social media was commenting Thursday on a fake "bearded Mark Zuckerberg" picture , the Facebook co-founder notched a more substantial achievement: displacing Elon Musk on Bloomberg's Billionaires Index . Zuckerberg, 39, is now third on that list, with a net worth of about $178 billion, while the...

Instagram Begins Blurring Nudity in Messages

It's part of a move to protect teens from sextortion

(Newser) - Instagram says it's deploying new tools to protect young people and combat sexual extortion, including a feature that will automatically blur nudity in direct messages. The social media platform said in a blog post Thursday that it's testing the features as part of its campaign to fight sexual...

Zuck Is 'Pretty Surprised' Quest Is Better Than Apple's Headset

Meta leader posts a Quest 3 vs. Vision Pro video breakdown

(Newser) - It's no shocker that Mark Zuckerberg is a bigger fan of his own company's VR headset than he is of Apple's Vision Pro. What might be more of a surprise is that he made a video explaining exactly why he thinks Meta's Quest 3 headset is...

Mark Zuckerberg Just Made $27B in a Single Day

Meta's stock soars, even after his public apology

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg had to give a remarkable public apology this week over the abuses of social media. Friday's financial news might take some of the sting away: His net worth surged by about $27 billion, reports Bloomberg . The astonishing boost came because Meta's stock price soared after the...

'You Have Blood on Your Hands,' Senator Tells Zuckerberg

Meta CEO apologizes to parents at Senate committee hearing on child safety

(Newser) - The CEOs of five social media companies—Meta, X, Discord, TikTok, and Snap—testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on efforts to protect children Wednesday, and they did not have a friendly audience. Rolling Stone reports parents holding photos of children who died by suicide "audibly hissed" at Mark...

Mark Zuckerberg Says He's Now a Cattle Rancher

'Of all my projects, this is the most delicious'

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg's multibillion-dollar Metaverse project was a flop, but he has high hopes for a new venture in the meataverse. In an Instagram post Tuesday, the Facebook founder revealed that he is now a cattle rancher in Hawaii. "I started raising cattle at Ko'olau Ranch on Kauai,...

Mark Zuckerberg Is Building a Secret Luxury Bunker

'Wired' looks into the ultra-secure compound he's building on Kauai

(Newser) - Chatter along Kauai's "coconut wireless" rumor mill, an allusion to Facebook, has had its share of intrigue over the mysterious private compound being built there by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Some say it will contain an underground city, while others tag it as a post-apocalyptic bunker. Wired reporter...

Zuckerberg Hurts Himself Training for Match

Meta chief says he underwent ACL surgery

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg has had a setback on his way to competing in a mixed martial arts match next year. "Tore my ACL sparring and just got out of surgery to replace it," the Meta boss posted Friday on Instagram . Zuckerberg included photos documenting a hospital stay for the...

Zuckerberg, Chan Conceived Their Initiative in Delivery Room

Couple were busy penning letter announcing their foundation as they awaited their first child

(Newser) - Hospital delivery rooms are the scene of all spectrums of humanity—pain, joy, tears, hope, a flurry of doctors and nurses, and usually a fair amount of waiting. But when Priscilla Chan was in labor with her first child with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, they did something that...

Zuckerberg Just Got Hit With Massive Lawsuit

41 states and DC sue Facebook parent company Meta, accuse it of inflicting harm on kids

(Newser) - States are going after Facebook and Instagram in a big way, unleashing a legal assault that accuses the platforms of deliberately trying to makes kids addicted to the sites. In all, 41 states and the District of Columbia sued parent company Meta on Tuesday, in what amounts to "the...

2 Lawmakers to Meta, X: Crack Down on Fake AI Political Ads

As plethora of deepfakes spread, Klobuchar, NY rep ask execs to address 'serious concerns'

(Newser) - Deepfakes generated by artificial intelligence are having their moment this year, at least when it comes to making it look, or sound, like celebrities doing something uncanny. Tom Hanks hawking a dental plan. Pope Francis wearing a stylish puffer jacket. Sen. Rand Paul sitting on the Capitol steps in a...

Zuckerberg on Musk Cage Fight: 'Time to Move On'

Says Twitter CEO isn't taking it seriously

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg used his own "Twitter killer," Threads, to taunt Elon Musk while also apparently putting the idea of a cage fight between him and Musk to rest. "I think we can all agree Elon isn't serious and it's time to move on," the...

Elon Musk: I May Need Surgery Before Cage Fight Against Zuck

Yes, this drama is continuing

(Newser) - Following Mark Zuckerberg calling out Elon Musk for failing to commit to a date for their proposed cage fight, Musk tweeted Sunday night explaining why the date is "still in flux," the AP reports. "I'm getting an MRI of my neck & upper back tomorrow,"...

Report: Swift Doles Out Big Surprise to Tour Truckers

Singer is said to have paid each trucker on Eras Tour a $100K bonus

(Newser) - Taylor Swift isn't only having a seismic effect on the cities she performs in—she's also having an earthshaking impact on the wallets of truckers hauling her gear for her Eras Tour. The 33-year-old star performed at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Saturday, and TMZ...

Musk Issues NSFW Challenge as Threads Hits 100M Signups

'Someone, please, make it stop' is the plea of one writer

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter rival Threads had a strong weekend, with the Verge reporting that the platform has now surpassed 100 million signups. At the same time, Twitter's own traffic is "sinking," according to the head of internet services company Cloudfare, notes the Guardian . Cloudfare's Matthew...

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Threads Is Going Gangbusters

Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter rival probably has about 100M new signups by now

(Newser) - If Elon Musk were hoping Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter rival would flop upon arrival, it's clear by now his hopes have been dashed. Zuckerberg wrote Friday on Threads that the new platform had logged 70 million signups in less than 48 hours, reports the Guardian . The Meta CEO hasn'...

Threads Is Breaking Download Records

Zuckerberg says new app was downloaded 30M times in first day

(Newser) - "Round one of this thing is off to a good start," Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg remarked on the company's Threads social network Thursday. He said that, in "as good a start as we could have hoped for," the app, which went live Wednesday night, had...

Execs Say 10M Joined Threads in First 7 Hours

It was 'quite the first day,' Instagram CEO says

(Newser) - Threads, the new social media app from Instagram, went live Wednesday , 15 hours earlier than scheduled, and execs say the response was massive, with 10 million people signing up in the first seven hours. In a video posted on the platform, a clearly exhausted Adam Mosseri, chief executive of Instagram,...

Zuckerberg's 'Twitter Killer,' Threads, Goes Live

Meta boss announces launch with a dig at the competition

(Newser) - Threads, Meta's text-based messaging app that looks a lot like Twitter and is intended to challenge that platform, went live Wednesday. Mark Zuckerberg made the announcment in a post to his Threads account, including a shot at Twitter. He said his intention is for Threads to remain "friendly...

Musk-Zuckerberg Cage Fight Is a Goof, Right? Maybe Not

'NYT' reports that it is surprisingly close to becoming reality

(Newser) - Last month, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg agreed on social media to fight a "cage match." And if you're thinking this strange idea is just a PR exercise that will never come to pass, the New York Times has a story that might convince you otherwise. The...

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