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Mark Zuckerberg says the Chris Hughes solution to break up Facebook would actually 'make it a lot harder' to solve election and privacy problems (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg has pushed back at calls for Facebook to be broken up under antitrust law. The Facebook CEO argued that the company has plenty of competitors, and Facebook's scale helps it tackle abuse. A Facebook cofounder, Chris Hughes, recently argued that Zuckerberg had too much power and his company needed to be reined in. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Mark Zuckerberg is pushing back after fellow Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes called for the social networking giant...


Sheryl Sandberg revealed a new argument to stop regulators from breaking up Facebook (FB)

Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, says the company is working hard with regulators worldwide to create new rules to regulate internet companies such as it. And she has a new argument as to why regulators shouldn't break up Facebook. The argument goes like this: Even if we broke up Facebook, there would still be big, powerful Chinese companies that weren't subject to a breakup. It's a red-herring argument for sure, but it gives insight into the types of conversations Facebook...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Instagram, Congress, Washington, China, Trends, United States, Dc, Chris Hughes, Cnbc, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg


Sheryl Sandberg revealed the new scare-tactic Facebook is using to stop regulators from breaking up Facebook (FB)

Sheryl Sandberg says the company is working hard with regulators worldwide to create new rules to regulate internet companies including Facebook. And she's got a new argument as to why regulators shouldn't break up Facebook. The argument goes like this: even if we broke up Facebook there would still be big, powerful Chinese companies, not being subject to a break up. It's a red herring argument for sure, but gives insight into the types of conversations Facebook is having with regulators as it...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Congress, Washington, China, Trends, United States, Chris Hughes, Cnbc, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Macron, Sandberg


This tech CEO has sold 6 startups for a combined $500 million. These are his top tips for selling at the perfect time.

Peter Yared is the founder of six enterprise software startups, which he has sold for a combined sum of $500 million to firms including Oracle. His latest company is InCountry, a data residency platform that helps businesses comply with regional and national privacy regulations. Yared spoke to Business Insider about the perfect time to sell a tech startup, what he looks for in the companies he sells to, and why buyers are never your friends. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. In his ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Yahoo, Trends, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Chris Hughes, Vmware, Sprinklr, Zuckerberg, Citrix, European General Data Protection Regulation, Peter Yared, Yared, Prograph CSX


Pete Buttigieg was Facebook’s 287th user. Now he says the company has too much power.

When Pete Buttigieg joined Facebook as a Harvard undergrad in 2004, he was the 287th user registered on the site. The social network’s founders were friends of friends, and it felt like an insular message board for Harvard classmates, he remembered in an interview in San Francisco last week. “I don’t think any of us could have guessed what implications that technology would have in the long run,” Buttigieg said. Fifteen years and 2.4 billion users later, as Facebook wrestles with cascading scand...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Politics, News, La, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, David, Harvard, Soccer


American Public Supports Antitrust Action Against Facebook

After the recent scandals involving Facebook, its lackluster protection of user data and the company’s “too little, too late” reaction to fake news and manipulation across its platforms, calls for the social media behemoth to be regulated are getting louder. Last week, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes chimed in, calling for the company to be broken up in a New York Times opinion piece.  “I’m disappointed in myself and the early Facebook team for not thinking more about how the News Feed alg...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Infographic, Radio, New York Times, Chris Hughes, Federal Trade Commission, Hughes, Statista, General Interest, Facebook When


Google vs. ad trackers, Facebook's staying power, and the TV giants' dilemma

Hello! This past week brought fresh signs that the tech giants are in charge, as if we didn't know that already.  First, Google is planning to make it easier for people to use the biggest web browser, Chrome, without being tracked by companies other than Google. Lauren Johnson broke down the implications: It'll limit advertisers' and publishers' ability to make money from targeted ads but may be a boon for privacy. Google stands to win since it has reams of its own data across its own search, ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, Microsoft, US, Trends, New York Times, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Espn, North America, Muhammad Ali, Times, Chris Hughes, Lauren, First Google


40% of Americans support antitrust action against Facebook after a cofounder called for it to be broken up (FB)

40% of Americans want to see antitrust action taken against Facebook. That's according to a new Business Insider/INSIDER poll of US adults conducted by SurveyMonkey. Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes recently called for the Silicon Valley tech giant to be broken up, and the results may bolster these arguments. Facebook has pushed back against demands for anti-monopoly argument, calling for different regulation instead. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook cofounder Chris...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Cnn, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Chris Hughes, Hall, Signal, Bernie Sanders


People pushing to break up Facebook are overlooking one problem: It could bring back 'growth hacking'

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes wants to split Facebook into three companies: Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram. He thinks that's the best way to protect users and democracy. But it might be easier to regulate one giant company instead of a handful. The competition caused by splitting up Facebook might also return social networks to "growth hacking" and other sins from social media's early days. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Last week, Facebook's first spokesperson, Chri...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Trends, Harvard, New York Times, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Chris Hughes, Lloyd Blankfein, Sheryl Sandberg, Sean Parker, Parker, Facebook Instagram


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #444

US digital ad revenue soars to triple digits Here’s some big digital stats from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) to get your week off to a good start. In the US, digital ad revenues hit triple digits for the first time in 2018 at $107.5 billion, up from $88 billion, or a pretty significant 22 percent on 2017. TV ad revenues were $71 billion for the same time period. Mobile surpassed a dwindling desktop for the first time and search captured nearly half of all digital ad revenues. As for...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, US, Seo, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Avon, Ryan Reynolds, Mashup, Chris Hughes, Iab, Alex Jones, Hughes, Interactive Advertising Bureau IAB


Nearly 60,000 people have already signed up for an international scavenger hunt for a $1 million bitcoin prize

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investors have launched a global scavenger hunt called Satoshi's Treasure with a prize of $1 million worth of bitcoin. Clues are being released periodically on the game's website to give people hints on where to find the hundreds of key fragments used to gain access to the bitcoin grand prize. Nearly 60,000 people have signed up to receive updates and clues about the scavenger hunt, the game's co-creator told CoinDesk. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Trends, Chris Hughes, Treasure, Satoshi, Meltzer, Eric Meltzer, Nic Carter, Ordo, Satoshi s Treasure, Primitive Ventures Part


NBC renews ‘This Is Us’ for three seasons and female athletes slam Nike: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news.  You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up  here . What people are talking about today: Fans of NBC's  “This Is Us” can rejoice: the tear-jerking family drama is with us for three more seasons. The company revealed in an upfront announcement Sunday that it's renewed the show  through season six, but as Ad Age’s Jean...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Nbc, Abc, Washington Post, China, Advertising, US, San Francisco, Nike, Chicago, Nick Clegg, New York Times


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Ride-hailing firm Uber went public on Friday, raising $8.1 billion after pricing its IPO at the low end of its range. First day trading didn't go especially well, with the shares closing 8% below its IPO price. Emil Michael, a former high-ranking executive at Uber, told CNBC that Uber's first day was a disappointment because investors do not properly understand how valuable the company is. He said that the company's work on auto...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Russia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Reddit, Emil Michael, Kremlin, Chris Hughes, Cnbc, Alexa, Musk


Ancient Psychedelics, Robocall Scams, and Space Bezos: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This was one heck of a week in the tech and science world. Ridesharing giant Uber finally launched its long-awaited IPO, which was a major flop, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes asked the Federal Trade Commission to break up the company, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tried his damnedest to convince humanity to colonize the…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Gaming, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Wearables, Eyes, Space, UK, Science, Technology, Fitness, Video Games, Climate Change, Drugs


Yes, We Should Dismantle Facebook – But That Might Not Be Enough

Yes, Chris Hughes’ argument that Facebook needs to be broken up is strong. But it may simply be too late. “In effect, all media lives downstream of a large attention river where Facebook has dammed the flow, only to sell your water back to you—water that you used to receive naturally.” – Wired
Tags: Art, Facebook, Chris Hughes, Issues, 05.10.19


Facebook’s Nick Clegg dismisses call by co-founder Chris Hughes to break up the company

Facebook’s challenges can be tackled through regulation, not by breaking up the company, a key company official says in The New York Times. “While we operate under more regulation now than at any point in the history of the company, we believe more should be done,” writes Nick Clegg, the social media giant’s VP of global affairs and communications in a guest editorial titled “Breaking Up Facebook Is Not the Answer” that appears in the paper’s Sunday print edition and was released online Satur...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Advertising, Cnn, Nick Clegg, United Kingdom, New York Times, Chris Hughes, Bloomberg News, Hughes, Clegg


Friend portability is the must-have Facebook regulation

Choice for consumers compels fair treatment by corporations. When people can easily move to a competitor, it creates a natural market dynamic coercing a business to act right. When we can’t, other regulations just leave us trapped with a pig in a fresh coat of lipstick. That’s why as the FTC considers how many billions to fine Facebook or which executives to stick with personal liability or whether to go full-tilt and break up the company, I implore it to consider the root of how Facebook ...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Fcc, Microsoft, Privacy, Washington Post, Opinion, Government, Tech, Snapchat, Policy


Kamala Harris says 'we need to seriously take a look' at breaking up Facebook

Sen. Kamala Harris of California told CNN on Sunday she wants to "seriously take a look" at breaking up Facebook. She called the social media network "essentially a utility that has gone unregulated." Her remarks come shortly after one of Facebook's co-founders wrote in a New York Times op-ed that the company should be splintered, and that CEO Mark Zuckerberg's power is "unprecedented and dangerous." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Kamala Harris of California told CNN...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, New Jersey, Donald Trump, Abc News, Chris Hughes, Booker, Kamala Harris


Facebook is building out its team of antitrust experts as one of its cofounders calls for it to be broken up (FB)

Facebook is hiring a bevy of new lawyers and policy experts with expertise in competition law. The job openings come as a cofounder of the social network calls for the company to be broken up under antitrust regulation. The company is facing increasing criticism over its size and power, and there are mounting suggestions that regulators should take action. One of Facebook's cofounders wants to see the company broken up. The social network won't go down without a fight. On Thursday, Facebook c...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Japan, California, US, Trends, Nick Clegg, Washington Dc, New York Times, Korea, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Chris Hughes, Signal, EMEA


Facebook Argues Against Breaking Up Facebook

On Thursday, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes penned an editorial in the New York Times calling for the company to be broken up, its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp spun off, and future acquisitions banned for several years. Hughes argued that Facebook, and by extension its all-powerful CEO Mark Zuckerberg,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Monopoly, Social Media, Antitrust, Chris Hughes, Tech Policy


Zuckerberg says breaking up Facebook “isn’t going to help”

With the look of someone betrayed, Facebook’s CEO has fired back at co-founder Chris Hughes and his brutal NYT op-ed calling for regulators to split up Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. “When I read what he wrote, my main reaction was that what he’s proposing that we do isn’t going to do anything to help solve those issues. So I think that if what you care about is democracy and elections, then you want a company like us to be able to invest billions of dollars per year like we are in buildi...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Drama, Government, Tech, Policy, Nick Clegg, Chris Hughes


Our Own Private Singapore

The rap on Singapore is that it has fertile capital but a sterile culture -- a great place to do business, but a stultifying place to live.It is the Facebook of countries.The authorities there are sensitive to that kind of criticism. In a 2017 interview with the Straits Times, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong emphasized the diversity of the country and the distinctiveness of its individual cultural components. Singapore, he said, is oriented not toward assimilation but integration.“The result has ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, News, Germany, Singapore, United States, Katy Perry, New York Times, Marco Rubio, Philadelphia, Donald Trump, Chris Hughes, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Alex Jones, Nra


Facebook Isn’t Just an Industry Disruptor—It’s Destroying People and Societies

The latest Facebook struggles are clear proof that past a certain scale, tech's "Move fast and break things" motto is not actually breaking things--it's breaking people, and it needs to be stopped. This comes following The New York Times op-ed by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes advocating for strict regulation around the network's activities and the...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, New York Times, Voice, Chris Hughes, Publishers & Platforms


Facebook sends Nick Clegg to rebut co-founder Chris Hughes' call for breakup

No surprises here. Facebook does not support the co-founder Chris Hughes' proposal to split the world’s largest social media company into three parts. Here's how Facebook responded to the social network's co-founder Chris Hughes calling for a government-mandated breakup of Facebook: Nick Clegg, former UK Deputy Prime Minister, who once advocated for the breakup of monopolies in the UK. “Facebook accepts that with success comes accountability. But you don’t enforce accountability by calling ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, UK, News, Monopoly, Nick Clegg, Antitrust, Chris Hughes, Justice Department, Zuckerberg, Zephyr Teachout, Cambridge Analytica, Anti-trust


What it costs to hire Kim Kardashian West to plug your brand on Instagram: Friday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. What people are talking about today Kim Kardashian West has 137 million Instagram followers (many of whom are surely bots, but still.) So is it really surprising that she charges brands a hefty price to plug products to her fans? Business Insider reports: Kardashian West says she commonly receives $300,000 ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Japan, Instagram, Etsy, Advertising, Disney, Nike, New York Times, Nbc Universal, Chris Hughes, Wall Street Journal, Comscore, Kim Kardashian West, Linda Yaccarino


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes called for the breakup of his former company and argued that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has too much power, in an opinion piece for the New York Times. In a subsequent interview with NBC News, Hughes said he wasn't sure if he and Zuckerberg would remain friends.  Actually breaking Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram up into different businesses would be extremely difficult, legal experts have argued. One s...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, Massachusetts, Nbc News, US, Trends, Fbi, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Chris Hughes, Alexa, Intercom, Business Insider, Zuckerberg


The story of Chris Hughes, who made a fortune by helping Mark Zuckerberg create Facebook, but now thinks it should be broken up (FB)

On Thursday, Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes wrote a blistering op-ed in the New York Times slamming Mark Zuckerberg and calling for the social network to be split up.  Hughes hasn't worked at Facebook since 2007, and cashed out his stake of $500 million or so in the company not long after the IPO in 2012.  In his career, Hughes has worked for Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, led the New Republic magazine, and founded nonprofits.  Here's what you need to know about Chris Hughes. Vis...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Ipo, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Trends, Harvard, New York Times, North Carolina, Fast Company, Chris Hughes, South, Zuckerberg, New Republic, Hughes, Hickory


Facebook’s co-founder made a passionate plea to break up the social network, but legal experts say the idea may be dead on arrival (FB, MSFT)

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes's proposal to break up the company faces serious legal and political hurdles, legal experts say. They say Hughes raised important issues of accountability that could be fixed by reforming Facebook's corporate governance structure, but it's unlikely to go far on its own. In a New York Times op-ed on Thursday, Hughes called for Facebook to be broken up into multiple public companies, and said that the company and CEO Mark Zuckerberg should be regulated more tight...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Diamond, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Washington State, Chris Hughes, Justice Department, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Trump


Why breaking up Facebook is actually a terrible idea (FB)

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes says Facebook's power is so great across all of the tools billions of people use, that it needs to be stopped. And he's right. But his solution to break Facebook up into separately traded companies, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, while emotionally satisfying, is flawed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes has made a compelling case about why Facebook, and its CEO Mark Zuckerbergare too powerful. The company has...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Okta, Congress, Trends, New York Times, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Chris Hughes, Major League Baseball, Jetblue, Federal Trade Commission, Todd Mckinnon, Zuckerberg, Don


Chris Hughes Essay on Breakup Draws an Objection From Facebook

“You don’t enforce accountability by calling for the breakup of a successful American company,” Nick Clegg, a Facebook executive, said in response to the Op-Ed.
Tags: Facebook, News, Social Media, Nick Clegg, Mergers, Chris Hughes, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Computers and the Internet, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Instagram Inc