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Wall Street doesn’t care about the Facebook leaks. Mark Zuckerberg does.

Facebook’s market value is doing just fine. But a recent deluge of damning reports about Facebook that first appeared in the Wall Street Journal — from how the company’s products impact users’ mental health to how it contributed to political polarization in the buildup to the January 6 Capitol riot — is clearly frustrating CEO Mark Zuckerberg. On the company’s quarterly earnings call on Monday, Zuckerberg addressed the scrutiny and criticism directed at Facebook by striking a notably defiant tone that differed from his usually even-keeled public demeanor. “Good-faith criticism helps us get better. But my view is that what we’re seeing is a coordinated effort

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Twitter poll calls on Elon Musk to sell 10% stake in Tesla

Voters in a Twitter poll have urged Elon Musk to sell 10% of his stake in Tesla in order to pay tax. More than 3.5 million Twitter users voted in the poll, launched by Mr Musk on Saturday, with nearly 58% voting in favour of the share sale. The vote could see him dispose of nearly $21bn (£16bn) of stock in the electric carmaker. He has promised to abide by the result, in response to a “billionaires tax” proposed by US Democrats. But Mr Musk, one of the world’s richest men, has yet to comment publicly on the verdict, or

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Instagram post previews to return on Twitter

nstagram has brought back support for Twitter card previews after removing the feature nine years ago. Now, when users share an Instagram link on Twitter, a small preview of the post will be displayed. Instagram controversially removed the feature shortly after being acquired by Facebook in 2012. Twitter card previews started for some users on Wednesday and will eventually be available to everyone. Instagram and Twitter are both promoting the change. Twitter profits slump after settling $809m lawsuit Twitter’s algorithm favours right-leaning politics “If you want to share your latest Instagram post on the Twitter timeline too, you’re in luck:

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Why Hertz’s big Tesla deal is such a blockbuster

Tesla became a trillion-dollar company this week after the announcement of a massive deal with Hertz. The rental car company said it would purchase 100,000 Tesla Model 3 sedans by the end of 2022, and that sent Tesla’s stock price north of $1,000 a share. Two days later, Hertz revealed that Uber has committed to renting as many as half of these electric vehicles to its ride-hail drivers. Hertz even recruited Tom Brady to promote its new fleet. But a week after Hertz announced the deal, Elon Musk said on Twitter that “no contract has been signed yet.” “Tesla has far more demand than production, therefore we will only sell cars

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New ways into the lucrative world of data science

What is a data scientist? The job title sprang out of nowhere as technology firms have scrambled to find people to perform sophisticated analytical tasks over the last decade. Reports of six-figure salaries abounded as businesses competed for staff to slice and dice data in pursuit of business lessons and emerging trends. Recruitment firm PageGroup cites annual salaries for data science work of between £60,000-150,000, while cautioning that the job title covers a huge range of disciplines and responsibilities. The line has become blurred between data science and other tasks such as data analysis. James Hobson, a technology specialist at

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