Tag Archives: Fortune 500

Facebook’s Oculus Virtual Reality Unit Needs A New Leader

Facebook’s Oculus virtual reality business is looking for a new leader. Brendan Iribe, a co-founder of Oculus, said Tuesday that he is stepping down as Oculus’s CEO and will instead lead the unit’s new personal computer division. Additionally, Iribe wrote that Jon Thomason, who recently joined Oculus from Amazon amzn where he was vice president…

http://fortune.com/2016/12/13/facebooks-oculus-virtual-reality-ceo/

It’s Time for Leaders to Stop Dragging Everyone to So Many Meetings

The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with Fortune’s global audience. Today’s answer to the question, “What are some tips for leading your first meeting?” is written by Scott Lindquist, chief financial officer of Farmers Insurance. Running a meeting is…

http://fortune.com/2016/11/12/meetings-leadership-time-management/

Facebook Still Has a Fake News Problem

If you spend any time on Facebook then you’ve probably seen them, either in your main news feed or in the “trending topics” section–clearly fake news stories, many focused on the latest conspiracy theory about the 2016 election. These are the kind of stories that Facebook’s editors used to weed out, but then the company…

http://fortune.com/2016/10/12/facebook-fake-news/

Facebook Pares Down Its Messenger App to Work with Slower Internet

Facebook fb launched a stripped down version of its popular Messenger app for emerging markets on Monday as it seeks to expand its international footprint. Messenger Lite, which uses less data and is designed to work in areas with slower internet connections, will roll out in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. Facebook said…

http://fortune.com/2016/10/03/facebook-messenger-app/

Why Facebook’s Ad Buyers Are Not Happy Right Now

Advertisers and media buyers are distressed after Facebook revealed that it had been overestimating the average time users spent watching videos. Facebook’s fb error in reporting the metric was a result of only counting views of three seconds or longer when it calculated its “average duration of video viewed” metric, a Facebook employee explained in…

http://fortune.com/2016/09/23/facebook-video-view-metric/

Michael Phelps Won Facebook Olympic Gold

Swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, but he’s also won another title: Most talked about athlete on Facebook during this year’s games in Rio. The social network on Monday released data it collected between August 5 and 21 about its users’ Olympics-related activities. In total, more than 277 million…

http://fortune.com/2016/08/22/facebook-olympics-data/

Facebook Is Taking a Different Approach With Its New App for Teens

Facebook is finally taking a different approach to winning over young users. The social network on Friday introduced yet another app for sharing photos and videos intended to challenge its fast-growing rival Snapchat and its popularity with teens. The new app, Lifestage, is intended for teens for posting photos and videos, as well as to…

http://fortune.com/2016/08/19/facebook-lifestage-app/

Here’s Why Facebook Is Always Going to Win the Ad-Blocking War

The back-and-forth between Facebook and ad-blocking software companies has become almost farcical at this point: After Facebook said it would block the use of ad blockers, the leading ad-blocking company announced that it will block the use of Facebook’s ad-blocker blocker. And now Facebook says it is rolling out a fix that will disable the…

http://fortune.com/2016/08/12/facebook-ad-blocking-war/

Facebook Makes It Clear That Advertisers Are More Important Than You Are

If there’s one battle that has crystallized a lot of the fear and uncertainty around the media business recently, it’s the fight over ad blocking. Most publishers see it as nothing less than an existential threat to their way of life, and they view users who do it as traitors and thieves. And now they…

http://fortune.com/2016/08/10/facebook-advertising-blocking/

Apple Shares Jump 7%, But Long Term Questions Remain

With iPhone sales steadying in mid-2016, Apple proved on Tuesday that it’s not about to fall off a cliff. But questions persist about whether new iPhone models in the fall can get growth back on track. CEO Tim Cook said Apple’s just-completed fiscal third quarter offered several encouraging signs, despite a 15% drop in the…

http://fortune.com/2016/07/26/apple-shares-jump-7/