Jeff Bezos (right), now the world’s second-richest person, is charting a different course for his philanthropy than Bill Gates (left), the richest, and Warren Buffett (center), who has fallen to third place.
Amazon's founder turned to Twitter to crowdsource ideas for his charitable giving. This populist approach and his preference for short-term results set Jeff Bezos apart from other mega-donors.
Donald Trump might not spend much time on social media, but he has an acute understanding of how virality in media works.
There are four key things Donald Trump’s election tells us about the state of journalism today.
Tech firm CEOs keep control by holding investors at arm's length. It is damaging corporate governance.
Facebook still needs humans after all.
Facebook wants to stop violent videos appearing in its feeds, but we must ensure human moderators don't suffer.
Facebook has a new, depressingly incompetent strategy for tackling fake news.
Mark Zuckerberg is, quite famously, a college dropout. But his case is the exception – not the rule.
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While the media glamorizes famous college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, the reality is that most successful people in the U.S. went to – and finished – college.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg argues his social network can support more civic engagement.
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While Facebook's Zuckerberg suggested as much recently, companies run like autocracies cannot fulfill technology's promise of reinvigorating the democratic process.
The Facebook CEO's vision for a digital future still needs a little work.
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The billionaire digital tycoon has a vision for a bright future. His bright future, mainly.
Zuckerberg is just the latest in a long line of West Coast capitalists to purchase a slice of Hawaii.
Facebook has committed to remedial action over its ‘fake news’ problem.
Our democratic edifice rests on the informed voter. Fake news is the concrete cancer gnawing away at the structural integrity of our society.
A campaign for Los Angeles Unified School District school board candidates.
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The involvement of large wealthy donors in local schools is influencing who gets elected to govern on school boards. Why does it matter?
We shouldn't scoff at the Facebook founder's goal of eradicating disease.
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Zuckerburg wants to plough billions into personalised learning, but his way may not be the right way.
Who’s in charge of America’s schools?
Newark's children are no better off even after Mark Zuckerberg pumped $100 million to improve public schools. What opportunities have been lost? What lessons have we learned?
Africa faces high data costs but it does not deter Africans from using the internet.
For millions of South Africans, access to data for the internet is a luxury.
Hi I’m Mark and I’m new here, but I want to shake things up.
With Facebook eyeing mobile internet, it is no accident that Mark Zuckerberg is making a much-publicised appearance at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. In attendance are executives from…
Happy decade, Facebook. You’ve come a long way.
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When we think of tenth birthdays, we associate them with youth and the cusp of tweenhood, a life only just begun and about to get more exciting. But it’s different in the technology industry and, as it…
Who’s in charge here? It’s not us.
Facebook has recently tried to close down the popular Anarchist Memes page on its site in the latest of a string of crackdowns on political online activism. It’s just one more example of the social media…
That’s one way to get around Facebook’s facial recognition.
While every year since the advent of the internet has had its share of privacy stories, 2013 has been a cornucopia of news about surveillance and personal data. Undoubtedly, the biggest story of the year…