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Kurt Wagner
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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerbeg. In October, more than 30 states sued Meta, alleging its social media apps were feeding harmful content to youth.
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 31, 2024
Social media CEOs brace for child safety scrutiny: Here's what to expect
Evidence suggests that excessive use of social media and harmful content may damage mental health.
Sheryl Sandberg at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, in 2019. Sandberg joined Facebook in 2008 as the No. 2 to co-founder Mark Zuckerberg to oversee the fledgling company’s advertising, partnerships, business development and operations.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 18, 2024
Meta’s Sheryl Sandberg to leave board after 12 years
Sandberg was key to turning the social network into one of the world’s biggest and most financially successful companies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 15, 2023
Meta to cut 10,000 jobs and 5,000 open roles in efficiency push
The world’s largest social-networking company in November already laid off 11,000 people, or 13% of its staff, in wide reaching cuts designed to improve its financial performance.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 20, 2023
Meta launches subscription service for Facebook and Instagram
In addition to a verification badge, the subscription includes "proactive account protection, access to account support, and increased visibility and reach."
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 26, 2023
Trump reinstated to Facebook and Instagram after two-year ban
The company’s decision to withdraw the ban means Trump can soon reach tens of millions of followers across the two services as he makes another bid for the White House.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 18, 2022
How to define 'doxxing' when the data is public
Last week Twitter owner Elon Musk suspended an account that posted the location of private jets, suggesting that it was tweeting out "assassination coordinates.u201d
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 16, 2022
Twitter suspends prominent journalists covering Elon Musk
The accounts of reporters from various publications were listed as blocked and their tweets were no longer visible.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 11, 2022
Elon Musk warns Twitter bankruptcy possible if cash burn lingers
The warning came amid a tumultuous start to Musku2019s reign at the social media company u2014 a two-week period in which he has fired half of Twitteru2019s staff.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 9, 2022
Zuckerberg says ‘sorry’ as Meta begins slashing over 11,000 jobs
The company said that while reductions will happen across the company, its recruiting team will be disproportionately affected.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 30, 2022
'Hellscape' or not, Twitter will be something different under Elon Musk
Musk has already axed much of Twitteru2019s leadership and plans to be CEO himself in the immediate term, according to sources.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Oct 9, 2022
‘Plot Twist!’: Musk’s deal for Twitter lurches toward a close
Behind the scenes, Twitteru2019s lawyers raced to verify Musku2019s renewed affinity for the deal, checking whether he had indeed asked lenders for the money they had earlier committed.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 5, 2022
Elon Musk revives $44 billion Twitter bid, aiming to avoid trial
For Twitter, proceeding with Musku2019s plan augurs a future under a mercurial billionaire who has spent months publicly criticizing its management.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 11, 2022
Musk’s about-face on Twitter shifts takeover saga to Delaware
The billionaire co-founder of Tesla will need to make his case before a judge in Delaware that Twitter failed to uphold its side of a merger deal reached in April.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 9, 2022
Musk backs out of $44 billion Twitter deal over bot accounts
Twitter has made "misleading representationsu201d over the number of spam bots on the social network, and hasnu2019t "complied with its contractual obligations," Musku2019s representatives said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 5, 2022
‘No longer sure bets’: Tech giants are dropping bad news daily
A grim new reality is setting in across the tech landscape: A heady, decadeslong era of rapid sales gains, boundless jobs growth and ever-soaring stock prices is coming to an end.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 20, 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter deal is proceeding and not ‘on hold,’ executives tell staff
Twitter has been in a state of limbo since the company accepted an offer from Musk in late April. Musk has continued to criticize Twitter and its policies despite agreeing to the deal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 29, 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter pitch featured job cuts and ways to make money
Everyone from employees to investors in Twitter are itching to know how Musk plans to run the company, which will be privately held once his $54.20-per-share transaction closes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 25, 2022
Elon Musk taking Twitter private in $44 billion deal
It is a seminal moment for the 16-year-old company, which emerged as one of the world's most influential public squares but now faces a string of challenges.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Mar 12, 2022
Facebook researchers find its apps can make us lonelier
Facebook researchers struggle to understand why some of its app experiences cause users pleasure while the same content sometimes inflicts pain.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 4, 2022
Putin's propaganda machine undercut by social media blackout
In the five years since Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook and Twitter have built systems to ensure they wouldnu2019t be blindsided the next time.

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