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Musk, Zuckerberg, Nadella: CEOs to Watch This Week.

The chiefs of Tesla, Facebook and Microsoft, as well as food giant Mondelez's Irene Rosenfeld, will be providing insights into their businesses and industries in the week ahead.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Polish Official Suspended over Image of Tusk As SS Officer.

Poland's Foreign Ministry has suspended one of its honorary consuls in the U.S. after the woman allegedly posted a digitally-altered image showing European Council President Donald Tusk dressed as a Nazi German SS officer. The image was posted on the Facebook page of Maria Szonert Binienda, recently named honorary consul in ...

- Voice of America - US

Mexican beauty queen makes 'radical' move to religious life.

Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 30, 2017 / 03:02 am .- Esmeralda Solís Gonzáles is a young Mexican woman who was crowned last year as a beauty queen in her native town – and now she's joined the Poor Clare Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament. Twenty-year old Gonzáles has watched her story go viral over ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Facebook is about to have 4 different billion-user platforms.

FacebookAlmost there. Despite intensifying competition among social photo/video sharing platforms, user growth on Facebook's Instagram is actually accelerating. Instagram announced today that it has now reached 700 million monthly active users, noting that "the last 100 million of you joined faster than ever." For the ...

- Business Insider - US

'Shark Tank' guest judge Chris Sacca has retired from startup investing — here's the investment approach he used to become a billionaire.

Billionaire venture capitalist Chris Sacca surprised many in the tech world on Wednesday when he announced that he was retiring from startup investing. After a stint at the Silicon Valley office of law firm Fenwick & West and then Google, Sacca struck out on his own and founded Lowercase Capital in 2007. He built his ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Is Facebook Real Life Or Is It Just Fantasy?.

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman in an "emotional affair" with a college friend on Facebook.

- NPR - US

Mom Shares Pic of Dying Son as a Plea.

One mother in Canada is taking the heartbreak of losing her son to a fentanyl overdose and turning it into a poignant PSA on the dangers of the synthetic opioid. In a Facebook post, Sherri Kent shared a photo of her holding her dying 22-year-old son, Michael Kent, in his...

- Newser - US

Facebook's AR Studio blows the market wide open.

GUEST: Last week at Facebook's F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg went all in on augmented reality . Since then his announcement has been praised as a great thing for the AR developer world and panned as an attack on Snapchat. See it here in full: As a longtime AR developer, I can tell you the announcement didn't

- VentureBeat - US

How Facebook plans to make esports and game videos more social.

At its recent F8 annual developer event in San Jose, California, Facebook doubled down on its gaming initiatives, announcing the progress it has made with Instant Games, Gameroom, and Gaming Video. That's all part of its vision to become the place where people play, watch, and share games. The numbers it shared show that ...

- VentureBeat - US

‘10 Concerts’ Facebook Meme May Reveal More Than Musical Tastes.

Privacy experts said the specific answers posted in response to the meme could be used by marketers to target ads or by hackers to breach secure accounts.

- New York Times - US

Ohio family surprised when Mark Zuckerberg comes to dinner.

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio — An Ohio family says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg.

- Billings Gazette - US

Facebook Expands Its Dynamic Ads to Airlines and 13 Other Digital Trends This Week

These are the digital trends we were talking about this week. -Sarah Enelow

- Skift - US

Officials Detain Undocumented Immigrant as an Adult on His 18th Birthday, Law Firm Reports

Wikimedia Commons / CC 2.0 Erik Javier Flores Hernandez is an undocumented immigrant with a pending asylum application, but according to a Los Angeles law firm, he was transferred from a children's shelter to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement adult detention facility the day he turned 18 and became a legal adult. The ...

- Truthdig - US

Scientists think Facebook and Elon Musk are way too optimistic about mind-reading tech

Neuroscientists are skeptical of the timeframes Facebook and Neuralink have laid out for mind-reading tech

- Yahoo! News - US

Bloomberg Video: A look at the new Fitbit Alta HR

This week Mark got his hands on Fitbit's Alta HR. Watch the 'Gadgets With Gurman' show live every Wednesday on Bloomberg.com, Facebook and Twitter. ― Bloomberg

- The Malay Mail - MY

Mark Zuckerberg drops in on Ohio family for dinner

A family in the US state of Ohio says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg.

- Stuff - NZ

Facebook's Homepage Featured on DMCA Received by Google via Premier LEague

Over the years we've seen a good share of cringe-worthy take takedown requests sent to Google, and this one is up there the best of them - Premier League asked Google to take down Facebook's homepage.  The claim, of course, is that the site distributed copyright infringing content. Google's response was negative, as one ...

- Softpedia - US

Ohio family surprised when Mark Zuckerberg comes to dinner

An Ohio family says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. The post Ohio family surprised when Mark Zuckerberg comes to dinner appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Family buries baby murdered on Facebook Live by dad

Tearful relatives gathered outside a temple yesterday to bury an 11-month-old girl killed by her father in a harrowing murder he broadcast live on Facebook before committing suicide.

- BangkokPost - TH

Facebook murders

So now the sun never sets on countries where people have murdered in order to boost their Facebook followers.

- BangkokPost - TH

Here's Mark Zuckerberg totally 'not' campaigning in Indiana

In our latest installment of "No, really, Zuck is honest-to-god not running for political office," we find Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg taking a ride around South Bend, Indiana, with Mayor Pete Buttigieg. SEE ALSO: Harvard dropout to give Harvard commencement speech Zuckerberg is calling this yet another stop in his 2017 ...

- Mashable! - US

Thai family buries baby murdered on Facebook Live

The Buddhist ceremony on the southern island of Phuket concluded a week of funeral rites for baby Natalie

- GulfNews - AE

Google Facebook Swindled Out of $100 Million in Lithuanian Phishing Scam

Fortune Magazine just identified Google and Facebook as the two sophisticated U.S.-based tech companies whose employees were swindled out of $100 million by a Lithuanian hacker in the last three years.

- Breitbart - US

Vadra breaks silence on land deal allegations

Following a controversy that broke out over his land deals in Haryana, Robert Vadra on Saturday said that "truth shall prevail" in response to allegations against him.He said so on his Facebook page, attaching a news report with the headline 'No plot was transferred by Omkareshwar to Skylight'.The Congress came out in ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Ohio family surprised when Mark Zuckerberg comes to dinner

An Ohio family says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg

- ABC News - US

Thai family mourns 11-month-old girl hanged by father on Facebook Live before he killed himself

The video livestreamed Monday evening showed Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, killing his daughter by hanging her at an abandoned hotel before killing himself

- National Post - CA

David Slack: Of orcas, Antarctica and a fast-track to the airport

Facebook can show you a 20-storey hotel being built in China in 48 hours. You can see an entire overbridge added to a motorway in the Netherlands over the quiet hours of the weekend. Because we're all very busy people, we don't have to watch the paint dry. They speed the video up and you can watch the whole thing happen in ...

- Stuff - NZ

Why did Turkey just block Wikipedia?

Wikipedia is now blocked in Turkey, according to news reports. Turkish authorities blocked all versions of Wikipedia in any language in the country through an "administrative measure" and did not give a reason, BBC reported. Turkish media reported that authorities had asked Wikipedia to remove content that linked Turkey ...

- Mashable! - US

Here's how Facebook's 10-year 'master plan' is going

In the company's first 10 years, Mark Zuckerberg transformed Facebook from a college side-project into a multi-billion dollar platform. Along the way, Zuckerberg was given many opportunities to exit. He was offered $75 million from Viacom in the very early days, and then $1.5 billion later on . Yahoo also missed out ...

- Business Insider - US

Snapchat is stifled by its un-algorithmic feed

Snapchat invented its best products by being the anti-Facebook. Its disappearing chats made visual communication quick and casual compared to Facebook's email-esque text messages. Stories ditched the likes and permanacy so you could share your raw moments in the now, instead of just the life highlights that define you ...

- TechCrunch - US

Occupants in Crimea cause large queues at admin. border with mainland Ukraine – border guards

Border control services in the occupied Crimea continue to create inconveniences for citizens traveling to the peninsula opposite the entry-exit checkpoints Chonhar and Chaplynka, Ukraine's State Border Guard Service posted on Facebook.

- UNIAN - UA

Alphabet's ad autopilot heads for profit and bother

The near duopoly with Facebook risks an antitrust face-off

- The Hindu - IN

Mother issues tearful apology for killer son, who live-streamed his daughter's murder

The mother of a man who killed his baby daughter in a video broadcast live on Facebook has tearfully apologised for his actions following the girl's funeral.

- Stuff - NZ

Fyre Festival organizer says he was 'naive' about the luxury event that became a nightmare — but he's still planning another one

MusicNotes Conf/Facebook The Fyre Festival was supposed to be an escape to an island paradise, where you and your friends could party with super models and indulge in luxury. What those who spent $450-$12,000 for a ticket actually got, however, was a day spent trapped on an island, allegedly with no plumbing, a ...

- Business Insider - US

Truth shall prevail, says Vadra over land deal row

Businessman Robert Vadra today said that "truth shall prevail" after a report claimed that he had been indicted by a Haryana government-appointed commission for his controversial land deals.Vadra posted the remark on Facebook as the Congress came out in defence of party chief Sonia Gandhis son-in-law and accused the BJP of ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Thai family mourns girl killed in video streamed on Facebook

The funeral has been held in Thailand for an 11-month-old girl who was killed by her father in a video broadcast live on Facebook.

- FOX News - US

Report: Facebook really is used for propaganda and to influence elections

It's something that many people have expected for some time, and now we know that it's true. Facebook has admitted that governments around the world have used the social network to spread propaganda and try to influence the outcome of elections. In the run-up to the US election, there was speculation that powerful groups ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

An expert in self defense reveals how to fight back if you're pinned to the ground

Gabrielle Rubin is the founder of femaleawareness.com and a renowned expert in self defense. In this video, she shares some of her insights on how to properly defend yourself when pinned down to the ground. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook

- Business Insider - US

'Shark Tank' guest judge Chris Sacca has retired from startup investing — here's the investment approach he used to become a billionaire

Getty Billionaire venture capitalist Chris Sacca surprised many in the tech world on Wednesday when he announced that he was retiring from startup investing. After a stint at the Silicon Valley office of law firm Fenwick & West and then Google, Sacca struck out on his own and founded Lowercase Capital in 2007. He built his ...

- Business Insider - US

Facebook posts in Pakistan can be deadly — especially fake ones

Insulting Islam or the prophet Mohammed in this majority-Muslim country is punishable by death.        

- USA TODAY - US

Facebook says governments tried to exploit network to sway elections

Social media giant acknowledges 'information operators' used it to manipulate public opinion.        

- USA TODAY - US

Female school caretaker charged with rape after 'taking teenage boy's virginity in classroom'

29-year-old Jessica Galyon had allegedly pursued the 16-year-old boy on Facebook.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

'Blue whale challenge' teenager admitted to Catalunya psychiatric ward

A TEENAGE girl who joined in the perilous 'Blue Whale' challenge on Facebook has been admitted to a psychiatric ward in ...

- thinkSPAIN - ES

News24.com | Thai family mourns girl killed in video streamed on Facebook

The funeral has been held in Thailand for an 11-month-old girl who was killed by her father in a video broadcast live over Facebook before her father then hanged himself

- News24.com - ZA

Thai family buries baby murdered on Facebook Live

Tearful relatives gathered outside a Thai temple today to bury an 11-month-old girl killed by her father in a harrowing murder he broadcast live on Facebook before committing suicide.The Buddhist ceremony on the southern island of Phuket concluded a week of funeral rites for baby Natalie, who was hanged from the side of an ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

LoveCrafts, a social network and e-commerce marketplace for home craft makers, raises about $33M Series C led by Scottish Equity Partners

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: LoveCrafts, a social network and e-commerce marketplace for home craft makers, raises about $33M Series C led by Scottish Equity Partners  —  Facebook may have the generalist, mass-market social network on lockdown, but when it comes to communities based around special interests, the ...

- Techmeme - US

Thai family buries baby murdered on Facebook Live

PHUKET, April 29 — Tearful relatives gathered outside a Thai temple today to bury an 11-month-old girl killed by her father in a harrowing murder he broadcast live on Facebook before committing suicide. The Buddhist ceremony on the southern...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Turkish authorities block access to Wikipedia

The country has become notorious for temporarily blocking access to popular sites, including Facebook and Twitter The post Turkish authorities block access to Wikipedia appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

What is 6DoF? Here's how the VR industry is turning flat 360 videos into 'true' virtual reality

Facebook, Adobe, Lytro and 8i are all developing different ways to solve the 6DoF problem.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Police book case after objectionable comments on Facebook

Acting upon multiple complaints about objectionable comments on B.R. Ambedkar and people of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes communityies on Facebook, Sringeri police traced it to be an act of a...

- The Hindu - IN

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