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Mark Zuckerberg’s Management Tips

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down with The New York Times recently to discuss some of his company’s latest moves, including its high-profile acquisition of WhatsApp. Much of that discussion focused on Creative Labs, which is tasked with building standalone apps—not all of which will feature Facebook’s branding. “In mobile there’s a big premium on creating single-purpose first-class experiences,” Zuckerberg told the Times’ Farhad Manjoo. Click here to find IT manager positions. On that front, Facebook’s Messenger app—which, as the… continue…

Google, Facebook and Dropbox Make Room for NY Hires

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What’s New This Quarter In New York it’s all about real estate, and when a company grabs more square footage it means that things are definitely on the upswing. One good example: Google, which has finally signed an expected deal to grab a massive 360,000 square feet at 85 10th Ave. in the Meatpacking District, not far from its already huge quarters. And starchitect Frank Gehry will be overseeing renovations at 770 Broadway in Astor Place, where Facebook has signed… continue…

Why Did Facebook Buy Oculus Rift?

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When Facebook plunked down $19 billion for WhatsApp, the move made perfect sense: after all, the latter is a messaging app with 400 million active users worldwide, which fits in nicely with the social network’s emphasis on connecting people together. And when Facebook shelled out $1 billion for Instagram, that also seemed like a logical turn of events: people enjoy sharing images with each other, and Instagram offers a sleek (and growing) platform for doing so. Click here to find… continue…

Privacy Advocates Challenge Facebook’s WhatsApp Acquisition

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The groups’ complaint asks the FTC to probe the $19 billion deal. continue…

Facebook Seeking to Block Illegal Gun Sales

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The network will also prevent users from posting any sort of items “that indicate a willingness to evade or help others evade the law.” continue…

Facebook Reportedly Buys Drone Manufacturer

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If the purchase is confirmed, Facebook will become the latest tech giant exploring UAVs. continue…

The Job Outlook in Games and Messaging

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In this month’s Tech Jobs Update, Dice News Managing Editor Mark Feffer and Associate Editor Dawn Kawamoto look at the shutdown of Irrational Games and what it means for industry jobs, the impact of Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition on messaging jobs, and whether hackathons are a good place to explore job opportunities.  

Facebook Expands in NYC, Plans Hiring

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With an eye toward expansion, Facebook is moving its New York office from midtown to 770 Broadway in the city’s more tech-centric lower Manhattan. CNET says that although the team began working out of the new space Monday, the “official” opening will take place in the spring. After that, the company plans to host meetups and other events for the local tech community. Currently, Facebook has 320 employees in New York, about 100 of whom are engineers.  Moving downtown, observes… continue…

The Biggest Tech Acquisitions of All Time

Facebook paying $16 billion for WhatsApp isn’t even the most expensive buy on the list. continue…

Facebook’s WhatsApp Buy: Are We In a Bubble Yet?

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Facebook just paid the equivalent of 16 Instagrams for a messaging app. It’s a big bet, and a risky one. continue…