Meta slashes hiring plans, girds for ‘fierce’ headwinds

Facebook owner Meta has cut plans to hire engineers by at least 30% this year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees on Thursday, as he warned them to brace for a deep economic downturn. “If I had to bet, I’d say that this might be one of the worst downturns that we’ve seen in recent history,” … Read more

Kohl’s, Micron, Apple and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Kohl’s (KSS) – Kohl’s tumbled 17.9% in premarket trading after the retailer confirmed an earlier CNBC report that it ended talks to be bought by Vitamin Shoppe parent Franchise Group (FRG). Kohl’s said the deteriorating retail and financial environment presented significant obstacles to concluding a deal. … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg envisions 1 billion people in the metaverse

Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday that the metaverse could be a considerable part of the social network operator’s business in the second half of the decade. “We hope to basically get around a billion people in the metaverse doing hundreds of dollars of commerce, each buying digital goods, digital … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg shows early metaverse headsets Mirror Lake, Holocake

The company formerly known as Facebook is going to spend $ 10 billion this year on research and development on virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, including computerized glasses or headsets. On Monday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off how much progress the social media company has made toward that goal by revealing many of … Read more

The fight against stolen products on Amazon and Facebook Marketplace

Over the past year, large-scale robberies have swept through stores like Louis Vuitton in San Francisco’s Union Square and a nearby Nordstrom, which was robbed by 80 people. Law enforcement and retailers have warned the public that this isn’t traditional shoplifting. Rather, what they’re seeing is theft organized by criminal networks. And there’s a reason … Read more

We’re an entertainment app, not a social network like Facebook

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters TikTok is fully aware that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is retooling the Facebook and Instagram apps to be more like its own popular short video service. But TikTok has no interest in … Read more

Javier Olivan, Meta’s new COO, built his career on global growth

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., right, pauses while speaking as Javier Olivan, vice president of growth and analytics at Facebook Inc., looks on at Billionaire Carlos Slim’s Telmex Foundation annual event for scholarship students in Mexico City, Mexico, on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Zuckerberg said he’s willing to spend whatever it takes … Read more

Sheryl Sandberg was adult in room of Zuckerberg production at Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., right, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, left, applauded after remotely ringing the opening bell for trading at the Nasdaq MarketSite from the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, California Zef Nikolla | Facebook | Bloomberg When Facebook held its Nasdaq debut 10 years ago, the prospectus … Read more

Facebook will begin trading under ‘META’ on June 9

The Meta Platforms Inc. pavilion on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Monday, May 23, 2022. Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty Images Meta is about to shed the last of its old corporate name. The Facebook-parent company announced Tuesday that it will change its stock ticker symbol … Read more

Meta CEO Zuckerberg sued over Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine announces a civil lawsuit against extremist groups the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, over the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, at the Capitol in Washington, December 14, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine is suing Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg … Read more