Tag: Mark Zuckerberg

Buhari Tells Zuckerberg That He Doesn’t “Appear Like” Nigerians That Are Successful

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday commended the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of social networking website, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, for sharing his wealth of knowledge with Nigerian youths, and inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina,[Read More…]

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg Visit To Kenya Was To Learn About Mobile Money

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Kenya this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the iHub technology hub in Nairobi, meet with developers and partners, and explore how the country’s pioneering mobile money ecosystem is evolving. Zuckerberg is in Kenya to[Read More…]

Mark Zuckerberg Returns To Nigeria, In Close Door Meeting With Buhari #AVDD2016

48hrs after his exit from Nigeria to Kenya, Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria for the Aso Villa Demo Day in Abuja. Although it appeared that he shunned the Nigerian government while he dined with Kenya‘s, his presence puts an end to that speculation. His first visit to Nigeria which began[Read More…]

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder Arrives Nigeria, Meets Tech Players At CoCreation Hub

The world’s 7th richest man and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg quietly came into Nigeria today to see how Facebook works in Nigeria, how it can be improved and how it can support tech development in Africa. He was at CC Hub in Yaba, Lagos State and Linda Ikeji posted the[Read More…]

Publicly Admitting To Personal Debt, Kanye West Begs Mark Zuckerberg For $1billion

In a series of tweets on Monday, Kanye West, American rapper and designer, publicly admitted to a personal debt of $53 million (N10.6 billion). The 38-year-old record producer, who recently hosted a fashion event for Yeezy, his clothing line, took to his Twitter page to plead help from Mark Zuckerberg,[Read More…]

Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Donate N4b To Ebola Fight

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have donated $25m (about N4bn) to fight the Ebola virus disease. He made the announcement via his Facebook page.  He said the donation is to stop the spread of the disease before it becomes a global issue like HIV or polio.[Read More…]

WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Active Users

Mark Zuckerberg has said repeatedly that he fully expects WhatsApp to reach one billion users. Now, the mobile messaging service is officially halfway there. WhatsApp announced Tuesday that it has hit 500 million active users just less than five years after launching. That’s up from around 450 million in mid-February when Facebook announced plans to acquire[Read More…]

Once Again, Bill Gates Is World’s Richest Man

The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates is back at the top of the world’s richest persons list, Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of global billionaires has revealed. Bill Gates’ total net worth was estimated at $76bn (£45.5bn) this year, improvement from $67bn in 2013. Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim who was[Read More…]

Facebook To Start Rolling Out Autoplay Ads

After months of rumors, Facebook announced that it will start testing autoplay video ads, the bane of Internet users everywhere, in NewsFeeds this week, huffingtonpost reports. In a blog post published Tuesday, Facebook carefully spells out what the new video ads will and, more importantly, won’t do: While sound on[Read More…]