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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...

Threads Is Going Gangbusters
Threads Is Going
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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...

Musk, Zuckerberg Agree to Cage Fight

'Send me location,' Meta CEO says in response to Twitter owner's challenge

(Newser) - Two of the most high-profile tech billionaires have just agreed to a cage fight. Twitter's executive chairman Elon Musk initially challenged Mark Zuckerberg, tweeting that he was "up for a cage match" with the Meta CEO, who's been training in jiu jitsu. Zuckerberg then shared a screenshot...

Zuckerberg: Apple's Vision of Computing Isn't One I Want

Meta chief isn't impressed with rival's new headset

(Newser) - Meta's Quest and Quest Pro headsets have been the leading goggles for accessing the somewhat moribund metaverse. However, Apple's announcement of its long-awaited entry into the augmented and virtual reality game, the Vision Pro , changed the game immediately—and according to Variety , Meta co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has...

An Obituary for Mark Zuckerberg's Metaverse
The Metaverse
Is Dead, and Meta
May Be Next

The Metaverse Is Dead, and Meta May Be Next

Ed Zitron at Business Insider writes a scathing indictment of the CEO's leadership

(Newser) - The Metaverse still exists, but Ed Zitron at Business Insider has written an obituary for Mark Zuckerberg's brainchild. Literally: "The Metaverse, the once-buzzy technology that promised to allow users to hang out awkwardly in a disorientating video-game-like world, has died after being abandoned by the business world,"...

Zuckerberg Wins Gold at Jiu-Jitsu Competition

After an apparent argument with the ref over one match

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg competed in his first jiu-jitsu tournament Saturday, and came away with a gold and a silver medal, he posted on Instagram . Video taken at the tournament shows some of the Facebook founder's moves, USA Today reports. According to Sports Illustrated , Zuck, who started training in jiu-jitsu during...

More Meta Layoffs Ahead, Before Zuckerberg's Paternity Leave

Thousands of employees could be let go as soon as this week as company looks to keep flattening

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg is set to go on "imminent" paternity leave for the birth of his third child, and another round of his employees are set to go on permanent leave before that, reports Gizmodo . The number of heads to roll isn't clear, but Bloomberg says, citing insiders, that...

Meta: Give Us Money, ID and We'll 'Verify' Your FB, IG

You'll get a special badge for that $14.99 you're forking over ($11.99 for the web)

(Newser) - Last year, Elon Musk's Twitter launched its Twitter Blue subscription service , a paid verification that offers users a blue check mark next to their name, as well as other perks, like being able to edit your tweets. Now Meta is following suit with something similar: CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced...

Meta Stock Is Having Best Day in a Decade

Parent company of Facebook has investors optimistic about 2023

(Newser) - Thursday is turning out to be a very good day for Facebook parent company Meta and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Shares in the company had surged 26% by midday, reports the Wall Street Journal . Assuming the pace keeps up, this will wind up being the company's best stock day since...

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