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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to invest $3 bn in health research

Thursday, September 22, 2016 | More »

Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr Priscilla Chan have pledged to invest more than $3 billion over the next ten years to develop research technology that can fight and cure diseases globally. Last year, the two had announced that they will give away 99% of Facebook s...


Indian ed-tech market size to touch $2.5 bn this year, says report

The market size of online supplemental education opportunity in India is expected to touch $2.5 billion in 2016 and is poised to grow at 15% over the next three years, driven by innovative ways of delivering courses and study material by players in the space, according a report by research and advis...

19 September, 2016 | More »


Ed-tech firm Byju’s gets $50 mn led by Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation

Ed-tech startup Byju’s has raised $50 million (Rs 332 crore) in a round co-led by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), marking the first investment of the philanthropic foundation of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan in Asia. Times Internet Ltd, part of media conglomerate Times...

8 September, 2016 | More »

Facebook’s internet-beaming drone

Facebook’s internet-beaming drone takes flight

Aquila, Facebook’s solar-powered internet-beaming drone, finally took flight. The drone is part of Facebook’s project to provide internet access to the remote regions of the world. The flight happened in Yuma, Arizona on June 28. Aquila is a lightweight, high altitude, unmanned aircraft designed...

22 July, 2016 | More »


Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest accounts hacked

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts were hacked by a hacker group who claimed to have obtained passwords from his 2012 LinkedIn account, according to media reports. The hacker group called ‘OurMine Team’, who have more than 40,000 Twitter follo...

6 June, 2016 | More »


Zuckerberg slams Facebook director Andreessen’s anti-India rant

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has slammed fellow board member Marc Andreessen for his “deeply upsetting” remarks on India’s colonial past and the country’s recent decision to ban services such as Free Basics. “I want to respond to Andreessen’s comments about India yesterday. I found t...

11 February, 2016 | More »

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Won’t give up on providing free web access in India: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has expressed disappointment with telecom regulator TRAI’s decision to back net neutrality saying this restricts programmes of his and other organisations that provide free access to data. However, the 31-year-old said he will not give up on breaking down conne...

9 February, 2016 | More »


Mobile makes up 80% of ad revenue, 9 of 10 active users on Facebook

Social media giant Facebook Inc reported a 52 per cent jump in revenue for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015, powered by its mobile business. Total revenue for the October-December period rose to $5.84 billion from $3.85 billion a year earlier. Net income more than doubled to $1.56 billion ...

28 January, 2016 | More »


Zuckerberg to give away 99% of Facebook shares

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will give 99 per cent of his shares in the company, currently worth about $45 billion, for a philanthropy project. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, said in a letter to their newborn daughter on Tuesday that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will focus on advanci...

2 December, 2015 | More »

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO, Facebook

Facebook’s Free Basics now available to RCom subscribers countrywide

When Mark Zuckerberg spoke at IIT Delhi in October, he may have said that Facebook was a big proponent of net neutrality but the social network has just gone on to extend its “Free Basics” services to Reliance Communications’ mobile subscribers across the country allowing them free access ...

25 November, 2015 | More »

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