The Digital Divide: Is Internet Access a Human Right?

The Digital Divide continues throughout the world. A 2015 paper from the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings notes that although 3.1 billion people have Internet access, there are still 4.2 billion people on this planet, or 58 percent of the world, that do not. This gap exists due to several factors including (but not […]

Is Facebook’s the Anti-Net Neutrality in Action?

The idea sounds great—provide Internet access for the millions of people in developing areas that don’t have it. But in the process of putting that knowledge at the fingertips of that underserved community, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s has drawn a bright line between the haves and have-nots. Zuckerberg’s plan, developed with manufacturers such as […]

Facebook hits 1 billion active user milestone

The most famous quote from the Facebook movie The Social Network—A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion dollars—has become a phrase born in fiction that has nevertheless resonated through mainstream cultures as the company’s raison d’être. But the web site’s real foreign money is lively customers and, except cash concerns, that […]

Facebook smartphone to be ‘released next year’

Social networking giant Facebook is to launch its own smartphone by next year, reports have suggested. The New York Times cited unnamed sources, including Facebook employees, suggesting that the network had been hiring several smartphone engineers. Facebook recently admitted it was struggling to make money out of its growing mobile audience. The company, which recently […]

Mark Zuckerberg gets married at surprise wedding

By almost any standard, Mark Zuckerberg has had a week to remember. Yesterday, he started his day off by ringing the Nasdaq bell and taking his social-networking company public, raising $16 billion in the process. Earlier in the week, his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan graduated from medical school. And today, just for good measure, the […]

Woz: Zuck = me + Jobs

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sees both himself and Steve Jobs in Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the social network prepares to go public. Is Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg a combination of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak? That’s how Woz himself paints the 28-year-old CEO. Offering his insights on Facebook as the company Zuck founded and […]

Instagram and the Zuckerbergian plan for global conquest

If we needed another reminder that Hollywood and history often have an arm’s length association, consider the Mark Zuckerberg who Aaron Sorkin created in “The Social Network.” That celluloid Zuckerberg was a callow nebbish who didn’t really know what Facebook ought to be and needed Sean Parker to get him to think seriously about the […]