Mark Zuckerberg

Born in 1984, Mark Zuckerberg is chairman and chief executive of social networking site Facebook which he co-founded at Harvard. Initially, he wrote Facemash, in which students were allowed to vote on other students' attractiveness based on their photos. This was the template for Facebook. Since 2010 Zuckerberg has been named among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world by Time magazine and his life was dramatised in the movie, The Social Network. He married Priscilla Chan in May 2012, the same month in which Facebook launched a US$16 billion initial public offering.

From Zuckerberg's Chinese to Lei Jun's English: tech leaders busy learning foreign languages

Mark Zuckerberg spoke to students at Tsinghua University in Beijing in Putonghua. Photo: AP

Tech industry leaders from Silicon Valley to Beijing have at least one shared hobby – learning a foreign language as soon as possible – whether it be Putonghua for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg or English for Xiaomi’s Lei Jun.

Monday, 27 April, 2015, 5:04pm

Why Facebook's Zuckerberg is so eager to promote Xi Jinping's book

Required reading for ambitious executives at Facebook.

Even if the motive behind it was sincere, it is hard to deny that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's decision to conduct a Beijing question-and-answer session almost entirely in Putonghua in October was great PR.

10 Dec 2014 - 8:06am 2 comments

Facebook names NYU scientist to lead centre for artificial intelligence

Mark Zuckerberg spoke of the plans in October. Photo: Reuters

Facebook has unveiled plans for a partnership with New York University to create a new centre for artificial intelligence, aimed at harnessing the huge social network's massive trove of data.

11 Dec 2013 - 3:37am

Hackers pass round hat after Facebook snub

Facebook founder and co-chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Reuters

A man who hacked into Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page to expose a software bug is getting donations from hackers around the world after the company declined to pay him under a program that normally rewards people who report flaws.

21 Aug 2013 - 11:05am

Facebook reveals daily users for US and UK

Facebook is targeting advertising spending currently earmarked TV commercials. Photo: AP

One out of three people in the United States - more than 128 million - visit Facebook every day, and about 24 million in the United Kingdom do the same, the company said on Tuesday, releasing regional data for the first time as a way of helping advertisers understand how people use the social network.

14 Aug 2013 - 12:17pm

Facebook stock almost hits IPO price, 14 months after rocky debut

Facebook stock almost hits IPO price, 14 months after rocky debut

Facebook’s stock on Tuesday came within a hair of reclaiming its US$38 debut price for the first time since going public last year, a milestone in the social networking company’s effort to wipe away Wall Street’s scepticism of its business.

31 Jul 2013 - 10:56am

Facebook shares probably too high: Barron's

Facebook trades for 75 times the social network’s estimate for this year’s earnings compared to a multiple of 20 times for Google. Photo: Reuters

Shares of Facebook, which were given a boost last week when the social networking company reported first quarter results that largely met analysts’ expectations, may be over valued, financial newspaper Barron’s said.

6 May 2013 - 12:15pm

Who said it?

HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung

At the moment, there is no need to be overly worried

HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung on bird flu


The information was sourced from relevant reports on the internet, which were groundless

Mainland Customs spokesman Zheng Yuesheng on giving incorrect data to the media


13 Apr 2013 - 3:21am

Vintage website seen as glimpse at teenage Zuckerberg

A website thought to be the handiwork of Mark Zuckerberg at the age of 15 resurfaced on the Internet on Thursday, providing a glimpse into the early days of the famed Facebook co-founder.

“Hi, my name is Slim Shady,” the creator of the website said in a message on an “about me” page at a website hosted by Angelfire, an Internet service from the 1990s that offered free online hosting.

5 Apr 2013 - 12:03pm

Facebook blocked in North Korea, Iran, Cuba and 'another country,' says state media

The Facebook page of China has over 282,000 likes as of March, 2013. Photo: SCMP pictures

If you have blocked Facebook, then at least have the guts to admit it.

Apparently this doesn’t work for China’s censors, who, of course, have also said on numerous occasions that there is no internet censorship in China.

28 Mar 2013 - 4:02pm 10 comments

Facebook claimant Paul Ceglia charged with fraud

An American entrepreneur who sued Facebook and its chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg, was arrested and charged with fabricating evidence to support his multibillion-dollar claim that he owns part of the world's biggest social network.

Paul Ceglia faked e-mails from Zuckerberg, destroyed evidence and forged the 2003 contract on which he bases his claim, US prosecutors said.

28 Oct 2012 - 6:13am

Facebook tailoring ad services for businesses

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has been in the spotlight in recent months over the company’s failure to translate its huge following into profit, and last month apologised for the social network’s weak share performance since its initial public offering. Facebook Sheryl Sandberg has told investors that the company is serious about making money. Photo: AFP

Facebook’s chief operating officer was in New York this week working to bolster investor confidence with assurances that the social network was intent on making money.

Sheryl Sandberg echoed co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s disappointment in the company’s dismal stock market debut in May and said that revenue-generating schemes being considered included charging for upscale services.

2 Oct 2012 - 11:06am

Zuckerberg in Moscow to boost Facebook’s Russia presence

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (right) and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg meet outside Moscow on Monday. Photo: AFP

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was on Monday in Moscow on a visit the government believes should stimulate innovation in Russia and the social network hopes will boost its position in the Russian market.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

DJR Digest: Do people really want to vote out Zuck of the Facebook?

DJR Digest: Do people really want to vote out Zuck of the Facebook?

It's interesting to see some investors are urging Mark Zuckerberg to step down, for the stock price of the company he leads has been dropping since IPO in May.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:06pm

Lai See

Stay away from those off-market distractions, guys

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am