Tag: Zuckerberg

Facebook ready to test ‘dislike’ button

Facebook may finally be getting a button that lets you quickly express something beyond a “like.” Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that people have been asking for a “dislike” button on the social media site for years. Speaking at an event at Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters that was streamed live online, Zuckerberg acknowledged that “like” isn’t always appropriate for some posts – about a tragic news event, for example – when people might want to express empathy. Zuckerberg said the company, however, has veered away from making a “dislike” button, which could be used to vote...

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Gates Foundation Focuses on Ending Malaria

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Philanthropist Bill Gates says he wants to end malaria in his lifetime and will give more money toward that goal, part of his broader fight against tropical diseases that are getting unusual public attention because of the Ebola epidemic. In an interview with The Associated Press and in a speech Sunday at a global health conference in New Orleans, the Microsoft co-founder said his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation would increase its malaria program budget by 30 percent, to more than $200 million per year. That’s on top of the foundation’s other donations to the...

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