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Facebook Is Changing Its Rules, Not Even “Mark Zuckerberg” Can Hold on It

Facebook Changing Its Rules

Facebook, Board of Directors recently changed its rules. Eventually, Founder and CEO also lose his control, lose majority voting control of the company only if he quits his job, or his services terminate.

The aim to initiate the rules of regulations is apparent to reclassify of Facebook shares to help Mark philanthropy plans. It will be voted on by shareholders at an annual meeting on June 20.

The board said it will be easier for the company to hire a top quality successor to Zuckerberg and to be more caution as Zuckerberg, not indicates that he intends quitting his job. He is the only social networking executive currently holds Class A and Class B common stock which represents 53.8 percent of the company’s total outstanding voting power.

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According to a regulatory filing by the firm to U.S Securities and Exchange Commission if Zuckerberg were to quit the business or if employment terminated for any cause, he would not give up his majority voting control.

He would also pass his Class B common stock shares, voting power to his descendants after his death, thus leads to voting control of the company passing across multiple generations whereas Class A has one vote per share rather Class B has ten votes per share.

A committee appointed to look into the reclassification of FB’s capital structure in August. As per Mark Zuckerberg view of long-term plans to donate most of his stock to philanthropy has recommended new terms which remain “Facebook will not continue founder controlled company, it will be a founder-led company” according to the proxy filing.

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Last year December, Zuckerberg announced that he would give 99 percent of his shares to philanthropy and also have informed the committee about the plan. Zuckerberg is also likely to have the final say during the shareholder vote on June 20.

The founder and CEO have owned about 4M of class A shares and 41M of class B shares representing 53.8 percent of total outstanding voting power and 14.8 percent of economic interest.

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So we hopefully wait for the 32yr old CEO and founder final say on June 20.

Facebook wins the trademark case in China.

facebook win trademark over china

Facebook had won the case regarding the issue of the trademark in China. Beijing court had given the judgement on the case filed against the trademark. Zhongshan-based Zhujiang Beverage company sells the milk flavoured drinks and porridge. This beverage product company has registered the name “face book” in the year 2011.

Regarding the Trademark, this company faced the issues with the Facebook Inc. But in 2014, this company has gained the approval of the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board. FaceBook has blocked China since 2009, But Mark Zuckerberg, who had married to the Chinese went on a charm offensive to make access to the China Market. In the recent visit to China, Mark had a met Liu Yunshan, China’s Propaganda Chief and Jack Ma.

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The court mentioned “ violated moral Principles” with the obvious intention to duplicate and copy from another high-profile trademark. This judgement was released on last month i.e. April 28, due to the most of the statement is not in English, led the Chinese local market to speculate. Is Beijing’s hard stance against the Facebook might get soften.

$5.38B revenue Facebook Q1 2016 report crossed 1.65 Billion users

One of the factory executive Liu Hongqun, has pointed the question that “If it is illegal for us to register the trademark, why were we allowed to do so in the first place?” and also mentioned that he has not received the court’s final ruling. “If Facebook has such an influential brand globally, why can’t Chinese consumers access its website?”

Apart from this Beijing court given the judgement regarding the case filed by Apple. The leather accessories manufacturing company has used the trademark “IPHONE”, which is similar to Apple’s iPhone.This case was not in favour to Apple and Apple is going to appeal the case to the Highest Court in China.

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$5.38B revenue Facebook Q1 2016 report crossed 1.65 Billion users

Facebook Q1 2016 report

Facebook has released their Quarterly Report for the year 2016. They had posted this in Facebook community update on 27 April 2016. Facebook Community has reached 1.65 Billion users each month in the Q1 2016.

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Facebook has launched some fresh and unique features this year. Facebook rolled out Live Video, which helps to go live up to 30 min. Launched reactions (Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry) to post using the emoticons. The Oculus Rift had shipped with more than 50 games and applications. 25 Million Are connected via Internet.org. Facebook also focused on Artificial Intelligence for access to the blind and visually impaired.

Facebook is working hard on every platform, which makes easy in connecting to the world. The efforts of Mark and his team are truly appreciated in working hard to connect each other across the world.

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Facebook mentioned their Active users in both desktop and mobile platforms. Here are few statistics, 1.65 billion Monthly active users (up 15 percent year by year), 1.51 Billion Mobile Users (up 21 percent year by year), 1.09 Million Daily Active Users (a 16 percent bump year by year) and 989 Million Daily Active Users On Mobile (a 24 percent increase year by year). The report says that 52% increase year over year. Facebook is accelerating their growth every year regarding users and revenue.

Apart from the Facebook they also mentioned the reports for users other applications. For WhatsApp 1 Billion, 900 million on Messenger and 400 Million Instagram active users each month.

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Mark also said “we focused on their roadmap and we work day after day on lots of small improvements for making the better experience to all”, “Thanks for being a part of this journey to connect the world.”

Facebook woos Google Executive Regina Dugan, for Building 8

Regina Dugan

The Social Networking “Facebook” turns to Technology ambitious, install a new research lab “Building 8”, focussing on advanced hardware products to connect the world well in advance. Regina Dugan, who led Google ATAP (Advance Technology and Products) and also erstwhile Director of DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency), will be on board to Facebook Building 8 very shortly.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg certainly told in an FB post on Wednesday to recruit hundreds of people and invest hundreds of Dollars for this active project over the next forthcoming years CEO & Founder Mark discloses a strategic plan for the next 10years. At its F8 once a year conference this week, focussing on having a breakthrough in the areas of AR, VR, and AI (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence) and tends to extend internet access to Billions of people, Facebook Chief Tech Officer, Mike said.

Who is Regina Dugan?

Dr. Regina Dugan, An awardee of Ph.D. from Institute of Technology, California in the field of Mechanical Engineering. The first women, to lead Pentagon research lab popularly known as DARPA served from 2009 – 2012 to oversee the entire operation. Later on associated with Alphabet Inc, Motorola (a division of Google) and accompanied in Google’s ATAP for new ambitious products. She was involved in advanced technology projects such as modular smartphones, Smart Fabrics, and 3D mapping devices, project Ara and lesser moon shots like Project Soil, which uses radar waves to detect the finger movements precisely to control the objects in the air.

Why named Building 8? Mark reasoned that “There are eight letters in Facebook,” aiming high to build future technologies among the company. At F8 conference, Zuckerberg unveils the 360 – degree video for social networking that indicates company’s consistent efforts in making up of new technologies of Hardware and Software.

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Dugan blogged this morning it is a bittersweet day that “I am on one hand excited to step in for the opportunity in Building 8 to focus on ambitious R&D to create a breakthrough” and “on the other hand, departing from Google ATAP and leaving my Pirates”. Google in a statement greeted Regina, for the contribution for the practical product development with Google’s ATAP with hundred number staff and one thousand subject experts working on various projects and although wished her “the very best.”

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