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Facebook Officially Hits 2 Billion Monthly Users

Facebook has officially hit 2 billion monthly users, solidifying the company's position as the largest, most influential social network in the world. (more…)

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CEOs of 18 Tech Companies Meet With Trump on Government’s Computing Systems

President Donald Trump met on Monday with the heads of 18 U.S. technology companies including Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp, seeking their help to make the government's computing systems more efficient. (more…)

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At Harvard’s first commencement for black graduate students, a speaker declared, “We have endured the constant questioning of our legitimacy and our capacity, and yet here we are.” (Credit: Tony Luong for The New York Times)

More Colleges Are Holding Separate ‘Commencements’ for Minority Students

Looking out over a sea of people in Harvard Yard last week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive and one of Harvard’s most famous dropouts, told this year’s graduating class that it was living in an unstable time, when the defining struggle was “against the forces of authoritarianism, isolationism and nationalism.”

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Facebook to Add 3,000 More Workers to Monitor Live Streaming of Violence

Facebook Inc (FB.O) will add 3,000 people over the next year to monitor reports of inappropriate material on the social media network and removing videos such as murders and suicides, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. (more…)

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Thai Man Broadcasts Murder of Baby Daughter on Facebook Before Killing Himself

A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday. (more…)

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Forbes’ 2017 Billionaires List

It was a record year for the richest people on earth, as the number of billionaires jumped 13% to 2,043 from 1,810 last year, the first time ever that Forbes has pinned down more than 2,000 ten-figure-fortunes. Their total net worth rose by 18% to $7.67 trillion, also a record.

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Exchange-Traded Fund for Bitcoin Proposed by Winklevoss Brothers Rejected by Securities and Exchange Commission

The irrepressible Winklevoss twins, known for having sued Mark Zuckerberg over the idea for Facebook, have suffered a setback from federal regulators in their push to expand the use of bitcoin to a wider universe of investors. (more…)

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