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#Mark Zuckerberg

# mark-zuckerberg - Friday 12 November, 2010

Facebook will launch integrated email service on Monday Facebook Mail

Facebook will launch integrated email service on Monday

The next step in Facebook’s war for global domination: an integrated email product for every user.

# mark-zuckerberg - Monday 18 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge Zuckerberg responds to The Social Network (video) The Social Network This post contains videos

Zuckerberg responds to The Social Network (video)

His verdict? They got some stuff really right, and some stuff really wrong.

# mark-zuckerberg - Monday 27 September, 2010

From The Daily Edge Mark Zuckerberg gives $100 million to education in Newark Facebook This post contains videos

Mark Zuckerberg gives $100 million to education in Newark

… On the same day that an unflattering film about his life is released.

# mark-zuckerberg - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

REPORTS THAT FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg is the only person who users cannot block surfaced yesterday, but have been passed off as accidental by the company.

Users attempting to block Zuckerberg (many encouraged by anti-Zuckerberg website BlockZuck.com) found they could not. When they tried to they simply received the message “General Block failed error. Block failed”.

Facebook explained that when too many users block another, the system interprets this as a viral campaign and, er, blocks the unblocking attempts.

They say that they’re “taking a closer look the problem”, and hopefully everyone can block away to their heart’s content again soon.

Still that’s gotta hurt a little, Mark….

# mark-zuckerberg - Monday 23 August, 2010

MARK ZUCKERBERG has made it even easier for people to know where you are at all times with Facebook Places.

But what if you didn’t want anything to do with Zuckerberg? Well, if you thought about blocking his profile to make a privacy point, think again.

The online campaign blockzuck.com says that the site has changed its settings so that it is impossible to block Zuckerberg.

On his profile page, as with any other Facebook user, is a link marked Report/Block this person. Click on this, and a message asks you to distinguish which action you’d like to follow: block or report. Click on block, and an error message appears, saying “Block failed”.

Incidentally, Zuckerberg also appears to be the only person on Facebook who can’t be added as a friend. He’d have to add you first.

# mark-zuckerberg - Sunday 22 August, 2010

LARRY PAGE AND SERGEY BRIN seem set to follow Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on the silver screen.

The so-called ‘Facebook film’, The Social Network, hits cinemas on October 15 – and is understood to have already ruffled the feathers of Zuckerberg would would rather a film wasn’t made about him while he was still alive.

Now, however, it appears that the founders of Google – who famously didn’t get along when they first met – may also be subjected to the cinematic treatment, with the rights to a Ken Auletta book about their meeting and the early days of the business being acquired by a production company.

Googled: The End of the World As We Know It‘, published late last year, professes to chronicle the birth of the business at Stamford University, when the two students wrote a PhD paper on improving search engine technologies by ranking pages based on the number of ‘backward links’ they had.
Deadline.com reports now that the rights to the book by Auletta – the media columnist for The New Yorker magazine – have been bought by Groundswell Productions with the intention of having John Morris, a regular investor in the high-tech industry, produce.

“It’s about these two young guys who created a company that changed the world, and how the world in turn changed them,” said Groundswell’s Michael London. “The heart of the movie is their wonderful edict, don’t be evil.

“At a certain point in the evolution of a company so big and powerful, there are a million challenges to that mandate. Can you stay true to principles like that as you become as rich and powerful as that company has become?

“The intention is to be sympathetic to Sergey and Larry, and hopefully the film will be as interesting as the company they created.”

The first reviews of the Facebook movie, meanwhile, written by Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing, are glowing.

# mark-zuckerberg - Friday 30 July, 2010

HE’S THE BILLIONAIRE founder of Facebook. At 26 Mark Zuckerberg has earned billions allowing people to post their pictures and document their innermost thoughts online – but now he’s receiving a taste of his own medicine.

Leading US website Gawker decided to put Mark Zuckerberg’s thoughts on privacy to the test, following him from his home in and around Silicon Valley for a day.

Gawker’s photographer Nick Stern spent a full day trailing Zuckerberg, snapping him outside a California bar, outside his modest terrace house, going to Chinese lessons and hugging his girlfriend Priscilla Chan.

Gawker justified its paparazzi tactics saying:

“If it feels a little naughty to take such a close look into Zuckerberg’s life, remember that this is the executive who pushed the private information of Facebook’s hundreds of millions of users progressively further into the public sphere. Facebook turned users’ friends lists into public information; it asked them to either publicize their likes and interests or delete such information entirely; it removed the option to conceal their profile photos; Facebook even let some partner websites tap into profiles without asking.”

Only this week Facebook came under pressure after a security expert published the names and user IDs of over 100m users. Today The Telegraph’s Milo Yiannopoulos, former contributing editor to TechCrunch asks the question: “Is this the death of privacy?

# mark-zuckerberg - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

PAUL CEGILA is claiming he owns 84% of Facebook, the social network founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

Cegila says he signed a contract with Zuckerberg for $1,000, and a 50% stake in the firm, in addition to “an additional 1% interest in the business for every day after Jan. 1 2004 until it was completed”. The contract was for web design and developing work.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the contract is for “the purchase and design of a suitable website for the project Seller [Mr. Zuckerberg] has already initiated that is designed to offer the students of Harvard university [sic] access to a wesite [sic] similar to a live functioning yearbook with the working title of ‘The Face Book.”"

The Journal also points out that Cegila’s claim, said to be worth $12bn – $22bn predates the formation of Facebook, and may relate to Zuckerberg’s previous project – Facemash.

A spokesperson for Facebook called the lawsuit ‘frivolous’.

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