Here are today’s Top 6 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!
Is Zuckerberg Going to Step Down as the Chairman of Facebook?
Facebook investors aren’t happy with Mark Zuckerberg. They want him to step down from the post of Chairman in the firm. The reason is a report stating the involvement of a Republican media relations company that was used by Facebook to restore its battered image after social media criticism. One of the investors personally criticized Zuckerberg saying that he cannot continue both as the chairman and the CEO. The media relations company helped Zuckerberg to divert criticism to other tech giants and even used tactics to call critics as anti-semitic.
Silicon Valley Wages have Dropped, What Next?
According to a report, 9 out of 10 silicon valley employees are paid less compared to the same levels back in 1997, the same year Netflix was born. If you’re a middle-level professional then you’re the most affected. Good news for technology professionals as their income has seen a steady growth. So, is it time to skill up and learn to code?
First AI-Scripted Commercial is Here, Should Creatives Worry?
AI has proved with the latest Lexus commercial that it can work as a strong storytelling machine. The commercial was directed by Kevin Mcdonald. According to the industry experts, creatives need not worry as this is just the beginning. Still, the capabilities of AI has surprised us all. And whether creatives will become obsolete is an open question. Link.
Facebook Messenger is Down, Are You Affected?
Facebook Messenger is down in several parts of the world, especially in European countries and some major parts of the U.S. The outage was reported today and in some places, there is a complete shutdown. So, if your messages aren’t going through, you too are suffering because of it. There has been no word from Facebook yet.
Is Twitter in Process of a Major Shakeup? De-Emphasizes Follower Count
Jack Dorsey has time and again said that he wants to redesign the Twiter app and here it is. The iOS app of Twitter has been redesigned keeping-up with the latest philosophy of its CEO by de-emphasizing follower count. According to Jack, he wants the conversations to become more meaningful on Twitter. Link.
Bill Gates Wants You to Watch Silicon Valley, Seriously!
According to Bill Gates, Silicon Valley sitcom on HBO is a good representation of what happens in the tech world. He says that the series has exaggerated many things but it does show some truth. Bill Gates even equates himself with the character of Richard, the CEO of Pied Piper in this series. Bill Gates himself has seen all the seasons of the show and hopes that the program continues. So, if you’re aspiring to understand Silicon Valley, go watch Silicon Valley series on HBO.