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Facebook apologizes for binning accounts of drag queens

Facebook has backed down and apologized to a section of the social networking community for shutting down their accounts on the grounds that they weren't using their proper names. "I want to apologize to the affected community of drag queens, drag kings, transgender, and extensive community of our friends, neighbors, and …
Iain Thomson, 1 Oct 2014
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Zuck talks up mobile shift as Facebook money mill rolls on

Facebook once again topped analyst forecasts with the delivery of a $2.5bn revenue quarter on the strength of a 72 per cent jump in revenues. The company said that over the first quarter of 2014 it logged a total of $2.27bn in ad revenues with more than half of that haul coming from mobile ad displays. In total, ad revenues …
Shaun Nichols, 23 Apr 2014

Facebook: We want a solar sky cruiser comms net that DARPA couldn't build

Facebook hopes to operate a fleet of solar-powered flying drones to provide wireless internet connectivity to the poor, it was suggested on Tuesday. And the Mark Zuckerberg-led social network is considering buying New Mexico-based Titan Aerospace for $60m to make this happen, it's reported. Titan's drones fly at vast heights …
Simon Rockman, 4 Mar 2014

Zuckerberg tops the list of most generous Americans with billion-dollar gift

Last year Mark Zuckerberg and his wife topped the list of the most philanthropic Americans thanks to a donation of $992.2m to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. You might have thought that Bill Gates would top such a list, considering the billions he has ploughed into his own charitable foundation, but this year Big Bill …
Iain Thomson, 10 Feb 2014

Facebook turns 10: Big Brother isn't Mark Zuckerberg. It's YOU

Comment Facebook turns 10 this month, which means a bombardment of anniversary pieces lauding the social network. This blabbergasm will stress how Facebook “changed everything” and speculate on how “unimaginable" life might be without Facebook. But Mark Zuckerberg’s greatest achievement isn't financial or technical. Facebook has turned …
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Zuck you! Facebook introduces 'Dislike' button... in Messenger

Facebook has finally offered its users a way of expressing disgust at the drivel their friends post. Zuck's advertising empire has belatedly introduced a "Dislike" button in its messenger app, giving Facebois a glimpse of a more antisocial network. This new thumbs-down icon is part of a "stickers" pack which also includes a …
Jasper Hamill, 17 Dec 2013
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Cambs prof scoops $3m Fundamental Physics prize

Stephen Hawking's successor at Cambridge University, Michael Green, and his fellow theorist John Schwarz at Caltech, have won the second Fundamental Physics Prize. String theory pioneers Green, who became Lucasian professor of mathematics when Hawking stepped down in 2009, and Schwarz won the $3m prize for their work on …
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'Hmm, which is more important: connectivity or malaria vaccine?'

Quotw This was the week when Bill Gates said that Mark Zuckerberg's attempts at benevolent billionaire philanthropy were rubbish. The ex-Microsoftie belittled Zuck's attempts to better mankind by getting everyone online, saying that should be pretty far down on the list of things humanity needs to have fixed. The Facebook founder …

Superstar cluster-Zuck as Facebook tries out celeb-only edition

Facebook is building an anti-social network which will ban ordinary people and only allow celebrities beyond its virtual velvet rope. Zuck's advertising empire is reportedly working on a "VIP app" that non-famous people - whom Elizabeth Hurley once famously described as "civilians" - will not be allowed to use. Sources told …
Jasper Hamill, 15 Aug 2013
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Slim Shady wannabe Zuck's Facebook 'STOLE' MY SONG - Eminem

Rapper Eminem's song publisher Eight Mile Style is accusing Facebook and its ad agency of (slim) shady dealings with one of his songs. Eminem Eminem ... laugh all you want, but this man is worth millions The publisher filed a copyright lawsuit this week alleging that a short Facebook advert broadcast during the social …

Tech titans team up to push immigration reform

Analysis Some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley have formed a political lobbying organization, dubbed Fwd.us, to press for more H-1B visas for industry, a comprehensive revamp of the US education and patent systems, and a pathway for talented people now in the US illegally to gain citizenship. "In a knowledge economy, the most …
Iain Thomson, 11 Apr 2013
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Mail.ru tycoon, Silicon Valley titans announce $3m life science prizes

Russian internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner has persuaded Mark Zuckerberg, Art Levinson and Sergey Brin to pool their money for a science prize of $3m to for research into curing diseases and extending human life. The Silicon Valley titans from Facebook, Apple and Google have joined forces with the Mail.ru tycoon and US …
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St Zuck gives half a BEELLION DOLLARS in Facebook stock to charity

Mark Zuckerberg has given half a billion dollars to charity - in Facebook stock. The Facebook CEO has donated 18 million Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, where the money will go to health and education causes. Zuckerberg's $498.78m gift doesn't make too much of a dent on his stock holdings - he had …
Anna Leach, 19 Dec 2012
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Zuckerberg loses $8bn in Facebook IPO fiasco

File this under "Problems you'll never have": Facebook headman Mark Zuckerberg lost over $8bn of his net worth due to his company's wretched IPO. This news comes from The Forbes 400, that magazine's annual list of the 400 richest Americans. This year, Zuckerberg sank from 2011's ranking of 14th on the list with a net worth of …
Rik Myslewski, 19 Sep 2012
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Zuckerberg: Facebook phone "makes no sense"

Whispers of a dedicated Facebook phone have been crushed by head honcho Mark Zuckerberg, who says it "wouldn't make much sense". The Facebook handset rumours have been circulating for years, with HTC the latest hardware producer touted for the phone's manufacturing process. Such word of mouth should always be taken with a …
Caleb Cox, 27 Jul 2012
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Facebook stock plunge leaves tax-dodge Saverin WORSE off. Haa ha

While taking a break from sipping Cristal Champagne at his home in tax-haven Singapore, Eduardo Saverin - who stumped up $30,000 to get Facebook going when he was Mark Zuckerberg's roommate at Harvard - sparked a political firestorm last month when he renounced his American citizenship ahead of the social network's stock market …
Tim Worstall, 1 Jun 2012
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Facebook button triggers tidal wave of human organs

Thousands of Facebook users packed with fresh, reusable organs have signed up to the organ donor lists in the US and the UK. The NHS saw 850 direct signups through Facebook in the 24 hours since the option went live, and noticed a spike in website donor sign-ups too. The Donate Life San Diego branch posted a 1400% increase in …
Anna Leach, 2 May 2012
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Zuckerberg: Now share your organs with Facebook friends

Facebook is about "connecting and sharing" - especially now it can help you donate your internal organs, Mark Zuckerberg announced today. Describing it as "a life-saving initiative", the tousle-haired CEO officially announced a special button for people wanting to tell their friends that they are organ donors. "Became a organ …
Anna Leach, 1 May 2012

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