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  • Who came out against Facebook’s rainbow flags?

    07/01/2015 8:53:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    BBC Trending ^ | 29 June 2015 | Olga Bugorkova and Ghada Tantawi
    It was wildly popular, but not everybody likes Facebook’s pro-gay marriage photo filter—it’s prompted a backlash in Russia and across the Arab world. If you went on Facebook over the weekend you may have seen friends’ profile pictures turned multicolored. Maybe you even tinted your own pic. A rainbow filter tool was introduced by the company after last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision which cleared the way for same-sex marriage across the US. But in some areas of the world, the response to the initiative was less than enthusiastic—and even downright hostile. In Russia, several filters were created which splash...
  • Facebook Struggles with Gaining a Diverse Employee Base, Remains Predominately White

    07/01/2015 8:20:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    Latin Post ^ | By Nicole Akoukou Thompson
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has voiced a desire to transform the demographics of Facebook's employee base to better echo the company's billion-plus international users. However, Facebook's most recent diversity report revealed that white men continue to have a claim on positions at Facebook. The online social networking service claims that diversity is central to the company's mission, observing "genders, races, ages, sexual orientations, characteristics and points of view." Additionally, they've insisted that a diverse workforce "is not only the right thing to do - it's the smart thing to do for our business." With that said, numbers show that Facebook...
  • Hillary Clinton to fundraise with "Anti-Christ" (No Joke)

    06/30/2015 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 30, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton will attend a fundraiser in New York on Tuesday hosted by Facebook millionaire and vertically integrated media company caretaker Chris Hughes, who recently described himself in a Vanity Fair profile as “the Antichrist, or something pretty close to it.” Hughes is best known for being Mark Zuckerberg’s roommate at Harvard and for pioneering the “poke” button feature on the popular social media website Facebook. His husband, Brown graduate Sean Eldridge, was the worst candidate of the 2014 election cycle. Eldridge ran for Congress in New York’s 19th Congressional district after Hughes bought him a mansion there. He ended...
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s Cynical Ploy to Get Cheap Foreign Labor

    06/17/2015 7:16:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/17/2015 | Mark Krikorian
    There are two kinds of commemorative days/weeks/months. There’s the nonprofit, “awareness” type, such as Black History Month or World Down Syndrome Day, intended to show solidarity for some cause. Then there’s the for-profit, commercial variety, like International Pickle Week or California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month, which are simply business marketing campaigns. And then there’s the profit-seeking effort masquerading as cause-promotion. That’s what June’s Immigrant Heritage Month is. Just as International Pickle Week was dreamed up by the Pickle Packers International trade association to sell more fermented cucumbers, Immigrant Heritage Month is a project that Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg dreamed...

    03/16/2015 2:18:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2015 | by ADELLE NAZARIAN
    A so-called “war on the American worker” has intensified in the Golden State. Massive layoffs are being spearheaded by the multi-billion dollar Southern California Edison utilities company, which is terminating scores of American IT workers and replacing them with immigrant IT workers, from a slew of foreign counties, who are willing to work for far less compensation. These immigrants are in the U.S. on an H-1B visa program. “We don’t need foreign workers. We have plenty of Americans who are fully capable and equipped to carry out these jobs. It’s an absolute issue of corporate greed; nothing more nothing less,”...
  • Zuckerberg Lawsuit Documents Show Animosity With Would-Be Neighbor

    03/12/2015 4:15:36 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 15 replies
    nyt blog ^ | MARCH 12, 2015 5:30 AM | By MATT RICHTEL
    Mark Zuckerberg likes his privacy, but he’s in an increasingly public battle with a would-be neighbor in Palo Alto, Calif., that threatens to expose details of his personal life and conduct. New court documents were filed on Wednesday in a continuing lawsuit against Mr. Zuckerberg, the Facebook co-founder and chief executive, revealing a dispute that touches on various hot buttons of boom-time Silicon Valley: privacy, networking, precious real estate, and the pairing of youth and affluence. In one sworn document, a real estate broker for the man suing Mr. Zuckerberg testified that Mr. Zuckerberg’s own real estate broker referred to...
  • Mark Zuckerberg reveals a Pakistani wanted to kill him for not banning content about Mohammed

    01/09/2015 8:32:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 January 2015 | CHRIS SPARGO
    Mark Zuckerberg has responded to the recent tragedy that occurred in Paris by recounting a 2010 incident he had with a Pakistani extremist. Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook, 'A few years ago, an extremist in Pakistan fought to have me sentenced to death because Facebook refused to ban content about Mohammed that offended him.' This as a result of the site's promotion of an Everybody Draw Mohammed Day which took place on May 20 of that year.
  • Jeff Sessions: Obama's Impending Amnesty Burdens Americans, Benefits Billionaires

    10/31/2014 7:21:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 30 Oct 14 | Kassandra Smith
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee and senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sounded the alarm today for those concerned about our borders: Obama is helping open borders billionaires while planning “to deny millions of Americans their shot at entering the middle class and a better life.” Sessions posted a statement today in response to the Wall Street Journal’s October 29 report entitled, “Obama May Cut Deportations.” The report revealed that President Obama is likely to announce an executive order that grants amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants as soon as one week after...
  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

    10/23/2014 3:14:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2014 4:47 AM EDT | Didi Tang
    China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who entertained an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese. There was no explicit discussion of China’s ban on the social media site, which has been in place since 2009, though an indirect reference to it drew laughter during the question-and-answer session Wednesday at the prestigious Tsinghua University. Both Zuckerberg and the university posted video clips of the Q&A online. […] “Speaking of China, I have a more difficult question for Mark, which I hope will not get me fired. What are...
  • Bill Gates Tops Forbes’ Richest Americans List For 21st Straight Year

    09/29/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Headlines and Global News ^ | 09/29/2014 | Emily Morgan
    An American worth less than $1.55 billion could not land on this year's "The Forbes 400," the annual ranking for the richest people in America. The cut-off increase from last year's $1.3 billion disqualified 113 poor billionaires for this year's list. Bill Gates once again lorded over his fellow wealthy Americans for the 21st consecutive year with a healthy $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. He outpaced Warren Buffet ($67 billion), Larry Ellison ($50 billion) and the Koch brothers' Charles and David (each worth $42 billion) to round out the top five. Michael Bloomberg ($35 billion) managed to slide...
  • Facebook Declares Group "Death to Israel and the Zionists" "Doesn't Violate Community Standards"

    07/29/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/29/14 | Aurelius
    In response to a report that the Facebook group "Death to Israel and the Zionists" is offensive, Facebook has declared that it "doesn't violate our Community Standards." Similarly, the also declared that the group "DEATH TO ZIONISTS" was also found not to violate Facebook's standards. Here are the declarations from Facebook reporting on their decision: And: Death to Zionists' page wrote on the first day of their group’s creation, “Army of Mohammed has started to return.” ...And, of course, the group "Death to the Jews" is still up on Facebook.
  • Politico Describes Zuckerberg's Failure to Fool Conservatives Into Supporting Immigration 'Reform'

    07/08/2014 12:45:21 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 8, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember all those radio and television ads running for over a year supporting immigration "reform" sponsored by a group with the annoyingly deceptive title of "Americans for a Conservative Direction?" They were financed by Obama acolyte and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. However, if you think many people were fooled by those ads you would be wrong according to Jessica Meyer at Politico. Meyer describes how naive Zuckerberg has been in his attempt to fool conservatives into actually believing that his organizcation is on their side. He apparently thought that an big infusion of Silicon Valley bucks was all that was...
  • Has Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to Newark public schools gone down the drain?

    05/26/2014 11:05:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/26/2014
    * The Facebook founder pledged $100million to Newark schools in 2010 to bring sweeping educational reforms * However, most of the money has been spent on labor contracts and consulting fees * The money has had little impact on student performance so far In his first major show of philanthropy, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a splash by announcing his plan to give $100 million to help turn around Newark, New Jersey's public schools in an appearance on Oprah in 2010. But nearly four years later, Zuckerberg's money has run out, having been spent mostly on labor contracts and consulting...
  • Why is Cantor Consultant Ray Allen So Confident of Victory?

    05/19/2014 7:35:22 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 11 replies ^ | 8 May 2014 | Tony Lee
    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's pro-amnesty organization bought deceptive advertisements to help Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) defeat underfunded primary challenger Frank Roche in Tuesday's North Carolina primary. The group promptly celebrated Ellmers' win.'s Joe Green said that Ellmers' victory "makes clear" that "the time is now for House Republicans to bring" amnesty legislation to the floor. Lobbying groups like want high-tech visas that will lower the wages of American workers, even though no evidence suggests there is a shortage of American high-tech workers.
  • Mark Zuckerberg Gave New Jersey $100 Million To Fix Newark's Schools, And It Looks Like A Waste

    05/13/2014 11:09:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/13/2014 | Caroline Moss
    In the fall of 2010, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Oprah that he'd be making a generous gift to Newark, New Jersey. As Oprah said in her Oprah way, "one ... hundred ... million ... dollars" would be given to Newark Mayor Cory Booker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the three began the Startup:Education foundation. The plan was to turn Newark into what Zuckerberg called "a symbol of educational excellence for the whole nation," spent on retaining the best teachers, and creating environments that would produce successful students and, one day, graduates. Newark is a city wrought with crime....
  • Steve King Takes Aim At Mark Zuckerberg: 'Go Back To San Francisco'

    04/28/2014 4:37:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Mollie Reilly
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is firing back at Mark Zuckerberg and his pro-immigration reform group, calling the Facebook CEO a "liberal billionaire" who should "go back to San Francisco." Earlier this month the Zuckerberg-backed super PAC released ads in Iowa and online attacking King for his controversial remarks on immigration, such as when the congressman compared granting veterans citizenship to handing out "M&M's or Tootsie Rolls" at a parade.
  • GOP Congressman Says Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Reward Law Breakers

    04/18/2014 5:34:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Hunter Walker
    Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King responded after an organization backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched an advertising blitz against him Friday. King issued a statement saying the commercials, which were paid for by Zuckerberg's pro-immigration reform group, show the Facebook chairman and CEO wants to "reward people for breaking our laws" in order to bring in talent for his company. "I am under attack by billionaire Mark Zuckerberg because I am one of the few who will stand up and tell the truth about amnesty," King said in his statement.
  • Democrats blast Breitbart Nancy Pelosi posters

    04/07/2014 1:31:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies
    Democrats blast Breitbart Nancy Pelosi posters By: Tal Kopan April 7, 2014 02:04 PM EDT Democrats are slamming an ad campaign from Breitbart to promote its new California coverage that features a graphic illustration of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s face on a scantily clad woman’s body in a suggestive position. “To say the least, the Breitbart News ad is foul, offensive, and disrespectful to all women,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. “It is a disgusting new low and would be reprehensible against any woman – regardless of party.” The conservative news outlet launched...
  • Democrats squawk as cracks form in immigration coalition

    04/04/2014 9:23:09 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 3, 2014 | Byron York
    Immigration reform advocates are fond of citing broad support for their cause. But in fact the coalition behind the Senate Gang of Eight comprehensive reform bill is fragile and loosely cobbled together. How could Big Labor and the Chamber of Commerce and the tech world and Big Agriculture all unite behind one bill? Very tentatively. It wouldn't take much to break the coalition apart. And if that happens, the effort to enact comprehensive immigration reform could blow up, not just for the moment, but for some time to come. And there are signs that is exactly what is occurring now....
  • Mark Zuckerberg Affiliated Group Blast Airwaves to Back House GOP on Immigration

    02/01/2014 7:27:59 AM PST · by xzins · 89 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 31, 2014 | Elahe Izadi
    The $750,000 worth of television ads say "House Republicans want to fix the immigration problem." House Republicans looking to garner support for leadership's immigration-reform principles are about to get a little help from a group with ties to Mark Zuckerberg. Americans for a Conservative Direction is the GOP arm of pro-immigration reform organization, which is backed by the Facebook chief executive. And they will be airing roughly $750,000 worth of television and radio ads across the country, according to a source with knowledge of the ad buy. The ads, which will air for 10 days on radio and cable...
  • Facebook Civil Leftist: "Illegal" Not A Crime

    11/23/2013 1:51:08 PM PST · by xuberalles · 12 replies
    Self | 11/23/13 | Self
    Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and pseudo prophet, called "Amnesty” the greatest civil rights issue of our time: not Nike or Apple workers making peanuts a day, the mass sex trafficking of young girls in Asia, or Muslim women, even homosexuals, being denied universal rights and murdered by Islamic nations. Hmm, for a man who is allegedly so cerebral, so acutely attuned to the fine details, I’m shocked he confuses “rights” with “illegal”. Unless I’m grievously mistaken, no one ever forced the near 20 million illegal immigrants to enter America. The fact these individuals trespassed across our borders, consciously violating...
  • Forbes Ranks Khamenei Above Netanyahu in Global Power List (barf alert)

    10/31/2013 1:41:57 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 31, 2013 9:53 am | Zach Pontz
    Consider it a very small victory for Iran. Forbes’s latest “The World’s Most Powerful People” list places Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, four spots higher than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Khamenei, who comes in at #23 this year, a spot ahead of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, actually dropped two places from last year, when he ranked #21. Reports that Khamenei’s health is failing don’t seem to have affected his status on the global stage. The supreme leader of the Islamic Republic, having final say on all domestic and foreign policy issues, has seen his country benefit from...
  • Zuckerberg asks Samsung for “Facebook phone”: sources

    06/19/2013 1:11:30 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 11 replies
    Joong Ang Ilbo ^ | 06/19/2013 | Kim Ji-hyun
    Mark Zuckerberg, one of the young cofounders of Facebook, on Tuesday met with Samsung Electronics executives including the heir Lee Jay-yong and mobile unit chief Shin Jong-kyun to ask Samsung to manufacture a “Facebook-friendly” phone, industry watchers said. “Facebook has every intention of becoming the second Google, and with that intent in mind, Zuckerberg is said to have asked Samsung to step up cooperation by launching a phone with a Facebook interface,” said one watcher, declining to be identified. However, Samsung is unlikely to be considering the request for Facebook-platform phone in a positive light, industry experts said, as there...
  • Facebook founder's new ad pushes for immigration reform

    08/08/2013 11:53:46 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/8/13 | Bryan Koenig
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's immigration reform group announced a new ad Thursday, the same week Zuckerberg made a rare public speech on the topic...
  • George Soros's Former Chief Strategist Joins Zuckerberg Immigration Group

    07/23/2013 6:11:03 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/22/13 | Matthew Boyle
    The former chief strategist for left-wing billionaire George Soros has joined Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in an effort to push amnesty for America’s illegal immigrants, Bloomberg reports. Stanley Druckenmiller, who Bloomberg reports served as Soros's “chief strategist” for “more than 10 years” as a client money manager, has joined Zuckerberg’s efforts at to push for comprehensive immigration reform. Druckenmiller served as the lead portfolio manager for Soros’ Quantum Fund from 1988 until 2000. According to Bloomberg, he “produced average annual returns of 30 percent at his hedge fund Duquesne Capital Management LLC” from 1986 through 2010. In addition to hiring...
  • Guess who is Behind ‘Conservative’ Radio and TV Ads

    06/13/2013 5:52:29 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 58 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06-13-2013 | Doug Patton
    You’ve seen them on television and heard them on the radio, those commercials boasting that “conservatives” like Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan are working to make sure we have a tough, enforceable immigration system that closes our borders and makes all those illegals go to the back of the line to await possible future citizenship.
  • Rubio’s Deceptive Amnesty Ad

    05/15/2013 11:28:41 AM PDT · by rmlew · 29 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | May 14, 2013 | Jon Feere
    Jon Feere is the Legal Policy Analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appears in a new television advertisement designed to promote the immigration amnesty bill currently being debated in Congress. The minute-long advertisement calls the proposal "conservative immigration reform" and attempts to make amnesty appealing to Republican voters. Partisan politics aside, the amnesty ad is misleading on a number of counts, outlined below.The ad was produced by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg who created the floundering, an advocacy group aimed at promoting amnesty. One of the group's offshoots is something called "Americans for a Conservative Direction",...
  • Feds Bust Paul Ceglia Over Facebook Claim

    10/26/2012 12:52:02 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 1 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 10/26/12 | Friends of Ours
    The feds have charged Paul Ceglia for allegedly forging "documents in a multibillion-dollar scheme to defraud Facebook Inc and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, through a lawsuit claiming a huge ownership stake in the Internet company" as reported by Reuters: "Ceglia went through a string of lawyers from prominent firms, including DLA Piper and Milberg, who worked with him on the case, and later withdrew." At the time Milberg took the case last March the law firm's chair Sanford P. Dumain said "we took a good hard look at all of the information available, including evidence in Mr. Ceglia's favor,...
  • Is Mark Zuckerberg in over his hoodie as Facebook CEO?

    08/19/2012 10:43:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 17, 2012 | Walter Hamilton and Jessica Guynn
    The deepening slide in Facebook Inc.'s stock is fueling talk once considered implausible on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley. Should Mark Zuckerberg, the social media visionary but neophyte corporate manager, step aside as CEO to let a more seasoned executive run the multibillion-dollar company?
  • Obama likes Facebook. Facebook likes Obama. (Flashback: Obama expresses admiration for Facebook)

    05/22/2012 7:57:21 PM PDT · by Qbert · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/20/2011 | Dana Milbank
    President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg have updated their Facebook status: They are in a relationship. “Sorry, I’m kind of nervous,” the Facebook founder confessed to the crowd at the start of Wednesday’s town hall meeting his company arranged with the White House. “We have the president of the United States here!” [Snip] “That’s good!” Zuckerberg said, removing the jacket and revealing his blue jeans. “Wooh! That’s better, isn’t it?” Obama teased. Zuckerberg gushed: “You’re a lot better at this stuff than me.” Obama likes Facebook. And Facebook likes Obama. [Snip] One asked if the appearance at Facebook headquarters could “be...
  • Of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, IPO, Social Media and Weddings

    05/22/2012 1:39:18 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 10 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | May 21, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, IPO, Social Media and Weddings By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York --- May 21, 2012 ... Another historic tech, Internet IPO has taken place. One that made headlines on Friday and continues to leave many wondering if Facebook is really a safe investment? Share prices that started out at 38 dollars have now sunk today to 34 dollars. Is Facebook a good investment? The answer to that question is yes. As many criticize Facebook for lacking real value or service, comparing Facebook to Google that serves the function of finding things, Mark Zuckerberg stays...
  • Mark Zuckerberg just got married to a liberal

    05/19/2012 6:31:27 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 78 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 19 2012 | Facebook
    Got married to Pricilla Chan, from Braintree Ma, now living in Palo Alto Ca. Last night? Spent it with Obama. What are her likes? Obama. Guess who is nosing up the campaign money trail?
  • Jim Cramer Many people do not even have their orders filled..$FB a giant fiasco and a hidden one..

    05/19/2012 8:03:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    Jim Cramer Twitter ^ | May 19, 2012 | Jim Cramer
    Jim Cramer Tweeting and requesting tweets about possible problem with NASDAQ Facebbok
  • Mark Zuckerberg Is Losing His War on Privacy

    12/01/2011 12:40:19 PM PST · by Retro Llama · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/10/11 | Adam Clark Estes
    An impending settlement with the Federal Trade Commission will require all new Facebook privacy settings to be opt-in rather than opt-out and sentences the social network to 20 years of scrutiny from government regulators.. The Wall Street Journal broke the news of the deal on Thursday afternoon in advance of the FTC's public announcement: The proposed settlement – which is awaiting final approval from the agency commissioners – would require Facebook to obtain "express affirmative consent" if Facebook makes "material retroactive changes," some of the people said. The agreement would require Facebook to submit to independent privacy audits for 20...
  • Facebook plans IPO between April and June: report

    11/28/2011 4:59:05 PM PST · by Enosh · 11 replies
    (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is looking to go public between April and June 2012 with a valuation of over $100 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The social media giant is considering raising as much as $10 billion in its IPO, the report said. Sources familiar with the matter said the company has not made any decision over which banks will be involved in the IPO. Facebook’s CFO David Ebersman is in talks with Silicon Valley bankers about an IPO, but founder CEO Mark Zuckerberg has not decided on any terms of the IPO,...
  • Facebook Founder Fighting To Banish Under-13 Online Protection Law

    05/24/2011 7:45:58 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 18 replies
    Parents Television Council ^ | 5-24-2011 | Rod Gustafson
    Okay, lets face it. America's youngest billionaire is still young... meaning he hasn't had to keep tabs on his kids sharing personal information on Facebook. While law enforcement officials continue to warn parents about the dangers of young people using online social networking, Mark Zuckerberg boldly stated he wants to "fight" the Children's Online Protection Act (COPPA) so that children of any age can use Facebook. Why? Because it's educational. At an education summit in Burlingame, CA earlier last week, Fortune magazine reports the college dropout correctly explained that, "Education is clearly the biggest thing that will drive how the...
  • Twitter, Yahoo called

    02/17/2011 9:03:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 02/17/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    The White House has released the list of tech leaders meeting with President Obama this evening in San Francisco: • John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers • Carol Bartz, President and CEO, Yahoo! • John Chambers, CEO and Chairman, Cisco Systems • Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter • Larry Ellison, Co-Founder and CEO, Oracle • Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix • John Hennessy, President, Stanford University • Steve Jobs, Chairman and CEO, Apple • Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO, Genentech • Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google • Steve Westly, Managing Partner and Founder, The Westly Group • Mark...
  • Person of the Year

    12/18/2010 10:44:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 3+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 17, 2010 | RAJIV SRINIVASAN
    FORT LEWIS, Wa. — Mark Zuckerberg is a name I grew quite familiar with even through my year in Kandahar. Facebook was the novelty through which I interacted with most of the world back home. Though it was accessible only on our trips to the forward operating base — no connectivity on our stranded outpost in the Zhari District. Despite all that Facebook meant to me while at war, I was less than thrilled to find that Mr. Zuckerberg had been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. The distinguished title goes to the man or woman deemed to have...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg pledges to give away wealth

    12/09/2010 5:12:45 PM PST · by mlizzy · 54 replies
    Comcast ^ | 12-9-10 | BARBARA ORTUTAY
    NEW YORK — Another 17 of America's richest people, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, junk bond pioneer Michael Milken and AOL co-founder Steve Case, have promised to give away most of their wealth. At 26, Zuckerberg has put himself on the map not only as one of the world's youngest billionaires, but also as a prominent newcomer to the world of philanthropy. Earlier this year, he pledged $100 million over five years to the Newark, N.J. school system. Now, he's in the company of media titans Carl Icahn, 74, Barry Diller, 68, and others who have joined Giving Pledge, an...
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook, Newark Schools, The Social Network — TIME's Person of the Year?

    12/02/2010 7:18:34 AM PST · by Skeez · 17 replies
    Time ^ | 12.2.2010 | Chris Gentilviso
    More than 500 million people have chosen to follow his vision for the (sometimes) all-day social addiction. "Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life." In the process, 2010 offered several opportunities for the public to connect with CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The 26-year-old faced his share of tumult early on, as international opposition surfaced against his company's privacy practices. Looming in the background was another burning question -- did Zuckerberg steal the idea from original CFO Eduardo Saverin? ((See a graphic of the Facebook Playbook: who did what to whom and why.)So, writer Aaron Sorkin...
  • Movie depicts seamy life of Facebook boss

    05/17/2010 6:42:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies · 1,252+ views
    times ^ | May 16, 2010
    The 26-year-old billionaire, who is already under fire for his website’s abuse of privacy, now faces ridicule. JUST as he hoped to clean up his image, Mark Zuckerberg, the inventor of Facebook, is to be portrayed in a Hollywood film as a ruthless and untrustworthy sex maniac. The website and its 400m users have been beset in the past week by rows over changes to its privacy settings. Six years ago Zuckerber created what was to become the internet phenomenon Facebook in a “tidal wave” of grief after being dumped by his girlfriend. On Friday, as Zuckerberg celebrated his 26th...
  • Web kid with attitude says sucks to $1bn

    12/17/2006 8:34:20 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 42 replies · 1,709+ views
    UK Times ^ | 17 December 2006 | Paul Durman
    AT 22, Mark Zuckerberg, a Harvard dropout, is being labelled as the next Bill Gates. But even the Microsoft founder might have hesitated before blowing the chance of a $1.6 billion (Ł819m) offer for his fledgling business. Zuckerberg, founder of the Facebook social networking website, has told Yahoo!, the internet giant, that $1 billion is not enough to sell out. Now leaked documents suggest that Yahoo! was willing to raise its bid to $1.6 billion. Facebook, which he launched as a service for Harvard students in 2004, has become the seventh busiest website on the internet, and with 13m users...