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Bill Gates, Zuckerberg fund non-profit to bring public schools broadband Internet

Bill Gates, Zuckerberg fund non-profit to bring public schools broadband Internet

The Internet is an integral part of modern education, and not only provides many different elements of supplemental education -- video tutorials, instructional websites, etc. -- it also is necessary for specific fields of study, like programming. The problem is that many public schools in the United States (approximately 80%) do not have adequate broadband speeds, something that a non-profit recently backed by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg wants to change.

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Zuckerberg’s 5bn internet aim may be naive experts warn

Zuckerberg’s 5bn internet aim may be naive experts warn

Mark Zuckerberg's plan to get five billion people in developing nations online is ambitious but unlikely to bear fruit any time soon, with a survey of network analysts suggesting the Facebook-led project faces a considerable lead-time before any significant number of users are actually connected. The so-called internet.org project may be supported by some industry heavyweights - including Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung - but the lack of a committed timescale is perhaps unsurprising, Computerworld reports, given the inherent challenges it faces.

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Elon Musk and David Sacks abandon Zuckerberg’s lobbying group FWD.Us

Elon Musk and David Sacks abandon Zuckerberg’s lobbying group FWD.Us

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame launched a lobbying group called FWD.Us, which purports to be for immigration reform and has more than a few big names associated with it, including Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, who joined a couple weeks after its unveiling. Among those big-name supporters was Elon Musk of Tesla and David Sacks of Yammer, both of whom have abandoned the group, according to sources who are said to be familiar with the matter.

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Facebook Home is Facebook’s second chance at wowing the mobile industry

Facebook Home is Facebook’s second chance at wowing the mobile industry

Back in 2010, when the mobile industry was rapidly rising in innovation and technology, Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg decided to create a mobile app for its social networking service that could work universally on all mobile operating systems. At the time, it seemed like a great idea, however, it was "probably one of the biggest mistakes we've ever made," Zuckerberg tells CNN. Initially, Zuckerberg believed that standalone mobile apps was just a fad that would disappear, and that people would primarily just surf the web via their smartphones.

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