Social Media Saturday: Facebook's Rooms, Twitter's No-Password Plan, Skype's Qik, and Ello Promises No Ads (Ever)

This week in social media, Facebook launched a new app as CEO Mark Zuckerberg impressed everyone with his Chinese language skills. Meanwhile, Twitter is planning to kill the password for good, Skype launched its own Snapchat clone, Snapchat launched its first ads, Tumblr embraced video in a big way, and upstart Ello got attention by legally promising to never advertise on its social network.
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Social Media Saturday: Facebook Takes Off, Twitter Looks Shaky, and Two Social Networks Reveal Unsurprisingly Low Diversity

This week in social media, Facebook took a victory lap on Wall Street, while Twitter's earnings next week look to be disappointing. Also disappointing, but not surprising, were the diversity figures released this week by Twitter and Pinterest.

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Donation to San Francisco Schools Likely to Benefit Latino Students Most

Two of the three school districts that are receiving gifts from the Zuckerbergs and their foundation, Startup: Education, are largely dominated by Latino students. These students will soon benefit from finance, computers, connectivity and teacher training. The money will also go toward boosting funding for science studies and English proficiency.
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Social Media Saturday: Facebook Un-Spams Your News Feed, Zuckerberg Gives Back, and Snapchat CEO Apologizes

This week in social media, Facebook readjusted its News Feed algorithms again, Mark Zuckerberg gave money to local schools that will disproportionately help nearby Latino families, Twitter might finally be done with its wild Wall Street ride, and Snapchat’s CEO apologized for being a jerk in college. It’s time for Social Media Saturday!

Undocumented Immigrants Take to Facebook to Document Their Harrowing Journeys to the United States

Facebook, a platform where millions of Mexicans regularly connect, is playing host to the new trend of border-crossing documentation, where individuals snap photos of themselves as they attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, turning what is usually considered a self-involved act into digital activism.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Donate $120 Million to Bay Area Schools

Facebook co-founder and his wife make largest donation yet to a school district. This time the donation is closer to home.
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'Batman vs. Superman' Movie Cast & Release Date: Jesse Eisenberg Talks Lex Luthor Role in 'Man of Steel' Sequel

Earlier this week IGN caught up with Jesse Eisenberg, who was promoting his new film "The Double," and spoke with the actor about his role as Lex Luthor in the upcoming comic book epic Batman Vs. Superman.
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Oculus VR CEO Brenden Iribe Has Big Plans: Oculus in Age of Facebook at TechCrunch Disrupt NY

Ever since Facebook announced it was buying Oculus VR -- maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset -- some gamers and especially those who backed the company when it was on KickStarter have criticized the company. Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe sat down at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York to explain why he thinks the buyout was a good idea, and Latin Post Tech was there to hear it.

Facebook Announces a Less Intrusive, But More Connected Direction

At its F8 developer's conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled new products and policies geared towards making the world's largest social media site feel less intrusive, as well as making it more inclusive to mobile developers. The changes are part of Zuckerberg's efforts to shift the company towards a more "mature" outlook and attitude.
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Social Media Saturday: Facebook Begins Unpacking Its App, Twitter Introduces More Ad Products, and LinkedIn Reaches 300 Million Users

This week in social media, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed how serious he is about the company's "multi-app strategy," Twitter continued its evolution toward profitability with more ad products, and LinkedIn reached a milestone, thanks to expanding mobile. It's time for Social Media Saturday!
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Facebook Redefines 'Moonshot' With Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Purchase

It's becoming harder to tell if Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is incredibly foolish in his recent shopping spree, snapping up tech companies left and right, or if he's incredibly wise, and playing the long game. On Tuesday, Facebook announced it was acquiring Oculus VR, Inc., maker of the virtual reality machine Oculus Rift.
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Obama Meets with Tech Executives Again, Discussing NSA After Zuckerberg's Public Criticism

President Obama met for a second time with top technology industry executives on Friday, discussing concerns over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs and the possibility of reform.
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Social Media Saturday: Pinterest Gifts, Weibo IPO, and Zuckerberg Gets Mad About NSA

This week in social media, Pinterest debuted a "Gifts" feed, Adult Swim premiered an episode by sending more than 100 Instagram videos, China's Twitter filed for an IPO, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was so miffed by an NSA revelation that he called President Obama himself. It's Social Media Saturday!
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Latest NSA Revelation Pushes Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Buttons

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, along with most giants of the tech industry, has expressed his critical views on the U.S. National Security Agency's activities before, but it appears that the most recent NSA revelation published this week has pushed him over the edge. On Thursday, Zuckerberg called President Obama himself, after which he publically aired his grievances on (of course) Facebook.
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Facebook Announces Anti-Gun Initiative Against Illicit Firearms Sales

The social media company Facebook, which owns Instagram, announced that over the next few weeks it would implement a new set of restrictions on commercial activity use of the sites.

Internet Moguls and Immigrants Team Up for Immigration-Related Apps

CEO & Chairman of Facebook, Zuckerberg, became the 2nd youngest self-made billionaire in 2012; and, the affluent 29-year-old has opted to use that accumulated wealth for good, signing the "Giving Pledge" -a promise to donate 50% or more of his wealth to charity; gave millions to Newark Public schools, and gave 18 million Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Now, Zuckerberg, who was raised on a suburban lane with mansions and manicured lawns, is teaming up with Carlos Vargas, an immigrant from Mexico, and a number of others for a truly unique venture.
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