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The billionaire cofounder of WhatsApp is 'resting and vesting' - showing up to Facebook and barely working in order to collect a $450 million payday

The billionaire cofounder of WhatsApp is 'resting and vesting' - showing up to Facebook and barely working in order to collect a $450 million payday

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum announced he planned to leave Facebook in April. But he's still showing up to the office once a month so he can continue to collect $450 million in...
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An $84 billion hedge fund used Facebook's struggles to build a massive stake

An $84 billion hedge fund used Facebook's struggles to build a massive stake

1 day ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Renaissance Technologies, a quant hedge fund that oversees $84 billion, bought up $479.5 million worth of Facebook between April 1 and June 30, regulatory filings show. The...
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Facebook denies report that its head of news said Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers

Facebook denies report that its head of news said Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers

2 days ago   |   Business Insider

Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) Facebook has denied a report that its head of news partnerships said Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers. A report from The...
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Facebook isn't restricting your News Feed to 25 friends

Facebook isn't restricting your News Feed to 25 friends

4 days ago   |   Business Insider

There's a viral Facebook post making the rounds that claims the News Feed is restricting what you see to just 25 friends. Spoiler alert: It's just not true. No, Facebook is not...
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Facebook's blockchain boss David Marcus is leaving cryptocurrency startup Coinbase's board

Facebook's blockchain boss David Marcus is leaving cryptocurrency startup Coinbase's board

4 days ago   |   Business Insider

Facebook's blockchain boss David Marcus is leaving the board of crypto startup Coinbase. His departure is a signal that the social networking giant's secretive blockchain...
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Facebook is shaking up its efforts to connect a billion new users to the internet

Facebook is shaking up its efforts to connect a billion new users to the internet

4 days ago   |   Business Insider

REUTERS/Stephen Lam Facebook is shaking up its efforts to connect the so-called "next billion" internet users, especially those in emerging markets. All its connectivity...
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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly suspects Alex Jones wanted to be banned from Facebook for the attention

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly suspects Alex Jones wanted to be banned from Facebook for the attention

4 days ago   |   Business Insider

Ben Jackson/Getty Images for SiriusXM Mark Zuckerberg reportedly suspects that infamous Infowars founder Alex Jones wanted to get banned from Facebook all along, for the...
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Instagram added more new users last year than Snapchat has in total

6 days ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Snapchat and Twitter are falling well behind the Facebook behemoth, in terms of user growth. Each app in the Facebook empire - comprised of Instagram, WhatsApp, and the core...
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Facebook Messenger is adding a bunch of multiplayer augmented reality games that you play with your camera

Facebook Messenger is adding a bunch of multiplayer augmented reality games that you play with your camera

6 days ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Facebook Facebook is adding augmented reality games to its Messenger app. The new feature is further evidence of how Facebook is leaning into augmented reality as a way to...
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They Paid $104 Billion In Credit Card Interest In 12 Months

7 days ago   |   Forbes

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Tesla sinks after report the SEC has issued subpoenas about Elon Musk's 'funding secured' tweet

Fred Prouser / Reuters The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued formal subpoenas to Tesla, Fox Business reported Wednesday. Shares of Tesla sank by as much as 4%... Read more ...

Stocks are tumbling as Tencent's brutal earnings report reminds traders of...

Stocks are tumbling as Tencent's brutal earnings report reminds traders of Facebook's growth woes

Markets Insider US stocks tumbled Wednesday after Chinese tech giant Tencent reported its first profit decline in almost 13 years, putting pressure on the US tech... Read more ...

Southwest Airlines Cracks Down On Emotional Support Animals

Southwest Airlines Cracks Down On Emotional Support Animals

Royal Caribbean reportedly is banning all emotional support animals from its cruise ships. Read more ...

When an injured police officer couldn't make it to his son's first day of...

When an injured police officer couldn't make it to his son's first day of school, his entire squad went instead - and the adorable video is going viral

Orlando Police Department/Facebook Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia was shot in the line of duty and remains in a coma. Since he couldn't be there for his son Kaleb's... Read more ...

Microsoft is doubling down on social VR experiences

Microsoft is doubling down on social VR experiences

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I tried Apple's screen time tool and was shocked by the amount of time I...

I tried Apple's screen time tool and was shocked by the amount of time I actually spend on my phone

Business Insider Shutterstock We check our phones 85 times a day on average, according to a 2015 study. Tech companies are trying to help everyone cut back on screen... Read more ...

Here's why champagne and prosecco make you feel more drunk than normal wine

Here's why champagne and prosecco make you feel more drunk than normal wine

Getty Images Many often say they feel drunker when consuming sparkling alcoholic beverages than non-sparkling drinks. A higher alcohol content can actually be detected in the... Read more ...

It looks like Priyanka Chopra has revealed her engagement ring from Nick...

It looks like Priyanka Chopra has revealed her engagement ring from Nick Jonas - and it's stunning

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images It looks like Priyanka Chopra just debuted an engagement ring from reported fiancé Nick Jonas on Instagram. Actress Raveena Tandon shared a... Read more ...

The director of 'Crazy Rich Asians' had to ignore past failure to make a...

The director of 'Crazy Rich Asians' had to ignore past failure to make a career-defining movie that hopes to push real Hollywood change

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Director Jon M. Chu was looking for a way to stop Hollywood whitewashing when the script for "Crazy Rich Asians" fell in his lap. But the movie also... Read more ...