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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg In The Hot Seat Literally

Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook’s CEO faced some tough questions durning the hearing by the U.S. Senate.

Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Lindsey Graham hit the Facebook CEO with questions that made some good points but also made Zuckerberg uncomfortable because they asked, in short, would he want to share his personal information right now.

They were not here for Zuckerburg’s shenanigans.

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SpaceX Explosion

The SpaceX rocket that exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral also blew up a pricey Facebook satellite it was supposed to deliver into orbit, leaving social network company boss Mark Zuckerberg “deeply disappointed.”

The four-minute-long explosion occurred as the 604-ton Falcon 9 rocket was being fuelled with a powerful mixture of liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene propellant for test firing before its weekend launch.

The cause of the blast is still unknown and is being investigated, according to a tweet by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. He described it as a “fast fire, not an explosion.”

The rocket’s payload was a $200m (£151m) satellite — called Amos 6 and owned by Israeli company Space Communications or Spacecom — to be used by Facebook to bring Internet access to remote villages in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The operation also involved French satellite firm Eutelsat Communications.

“I’m deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX’s launch failure destroyed our satellite,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post while traveling in Africa. He noted that the satellite “would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent”.

Zuckerberg said other technologies are in the works to boost Internet access, adding: “We will keep working until everyone has the opportunities this satellite would have provided.” Facebook already completed its first successful experimental flight in June of Aquila, an unmanned, solar-powered plane that will also be used to beam the Internet into remote areas.

Read more at ibtimes.co.uk

 

Facebook Live Will Start Showing Ads Soon

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If you love Facebook live feature get ready for commercial ads!

Facebook is already testing short video ads for the live streaming feature which will play during breaks in the live broadcast.

Not really sure how this is going to work all across board but for now FB is letting a few publishers try this out. The ads might pop up 5 minutes into the live feature and can last up to 15 seconds.

If I’m watching a “live” broadcast I hope the ads aren’t random and the folks running them know how to place them so it isn’t a nuisance.

Read more click TechCrunch.com