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2 hrs ago | Reuters

Fraud trial of NY man who claimed Facebook stake delayed to May

The trial of an upstate New York man accused of attempting to defraud Facebook Inc and billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg of half of the company was delayed by six months on Monday after the defendant hired a new lawyer. Paul Ceglia, 41, had been scheduled to go to trial in Manhattan federal court on Nov. 17 after prosecutors accused him of forging a 2003 contract with Zuckerberg, who is expected to testify as the government's star witness.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

4 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Facebook Inc. Wants Your Help Picking Ads

Let's face it, no one wants to log onto their social media site of choice and be inundated with ads. Sure, revenues would grow for a while, but users would quickly tire of the advertising overload and find other places to play online, and investors would likely join them on their way out the door.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

8 hrs ago | Business Journal

Facebook board member takes a shot at Sessions

Earlier this month, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions gave a speech on the Senate floor that criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his support of an immigration bill that Sessions claims will reduce job opportunities for Americans. "I would pose a question to Mr. Zuckerberg .

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform

12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

The Switchboard: Facebooka s real name policy cause clashes with some gay and transgender users

Facebook is under fire from gay and transgender users who are being forced to use real names. " Not that long ago, it looked as though Facebook might be softening its previous stance on real names, with comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg that suggested he saw the value of anonymity in some cases - and at the same time, the social network has expanded the number of gender-related selections users have to choose from," writes Mathew Ingram at Gigaom.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat

Sat Sep 13, 2014

American Thinker

Good news for GOP in upstate New York

New York's 21st Congressional District is an open seat that has been held by a Democrat. The 19th District is held by the GOP, but sees a very well-funded challenger in the person of Sean Eldrige, the gay husband of Facebook billionaire Chris Hughes, a college classmate of Mark Zuckerberg and the new owner of The New Republic.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Instapundit.com

John Hinderaker: Sessions v. Zuckerberg, a Knockout....

JOHN HINDERAKER: Sessions v. Zuckerberg, a Knockout. "Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has emerged as the face of Silicon Valley's support for amnesty and expanded immigration quotas, notwithstanding persistently high unemployment and underemployment among America's STEM graduates.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Breitbart.com

Facebook Millionaire Calls Jeff Sessions 'Clinically Insane' for Support of U.S. Workers

Do not dare challenge the Masters of the Universe, the Party of Davos, or the Permanent Political Class with facts. After Sen. Jeff Sessions , in a thunderous Wednesday speech on the Senate floor, denounced Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg for pushing amnesty on foreign soil and high-tech executives for demanding more guest-worker permits while laying off American workers, Facebook board member Marc Andreessen maligned the Alabama Senator in a series of incensed Tweets.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Startups, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Facebook

Scientific Blogging

No, Digital Natives Are Not Clueless About Protecting Their Privacy Online

Standing on a stage in San Francisco in early 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that as Internet users had become more comfortable sharing their lives online, privacy was no longer a "social norm" . He had an obvious commercial interest in relaxing norms surrounding online privacy, but this attitude has nevertheless been widely echoed in the popular media.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Privacy

The Motley Fool

Why Facebook, Inc Needs to Get Moving on Video Ads

In today's world of rapid-fire Internet access, "buffering" is a word many under the age of 30 have never heard. Slow downloads of images or video? Not a problem, be it a mobile device or PC.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

The QuickBase Blog

Mari Smith - Is Facebook Still Relevant for Business?

With millions of teens shifting their attention away from Facebook to other forms of social media, the question in everyone's mind is: is Mark Zuckerberg's brainchild still relevant for business ? I recently talked with Mari Smith , a social media whiz who proclaims that Facebook still has its place among the most important business applications. Here's what the co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day had to say.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Marketing

The Washington Post

How Twitter has described itself over the years

A great modern example of this is Twitter, a company with a rocky early beginning that is now worth $31.9 billion and has 271 million users each month. Twitter was conceived in 2006 as a way to share status updates with friends, phrases as simple as " reading ," which you can see on an early mock-up of the service.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

GigaOM

What VC legend Peter Thiel thinks of Edward Snowden, net neutrality and bitcoin

Legendary Silicon Valley venture investor Peter Thiel did a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session on Thursday in which he talked about Edward Snowden and the NSA, net neutrality and Bitcoin, among other things. Here's a selection of his comments Even in a technology landscape that features Mark Zuckerberg and the founders of Google, venture capitalist Peter Thiel stands out - not just because he was the first investor in Facebook and made close to $1 billion from that investment alone, but because he is also an avowed libertarian who advocates building autonomous countries that float on the ocean , among other things.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, The Founders Fund

TechCrunch

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Donates $31M To Build VR Lab At His Alma Mater University Of Maryland

Brendan Iribe dropped out of University Of Maryland his freshman year to launch a startup before going on to form Oculus. But now inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropy and made rich by Zuck's company buying Oculus for $2 billion, Iribe is donating $31 million to build the The building will include labs for virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, computer vision, and artificial intelligence.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Science, Computer Science, Social Software, Startups, Facebook

Silicon Alley Insider

Senator Challenges Zuckerberg: 'Hire American Workers For A Change'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg waits for Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in front of a monitor displaying a Facebook page of the Prime Minister's Office of Japan, before a meeting at the latter's official residence in Tokyo March 29, 2012. Senator Jeff Sessions had some harsh words for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a speech he delivered on the Senate floor Wednesday evening that was published in the National Review on Thursday .

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, World News, Japan, US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform

Government Executive

Intro to Computer Science Is Now the Most Popular Course at Harvard

Harvard students know which way the wind is blowing. According to a report from the Harvard Crimson , the school's introductory computer science class has a record 818 undergraduates this fall.

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Automotive News

Tesla's Musk named Vanity Fair's top 'disrupter'

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk can add another accomplishment to his resume today: Vanity Fair has named him the No. 1 disrupter in its New Establishment list of influential players in technology, entertainment, finance and politics.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

WebProNews

Westboro Baptist Picks Fight with Facebook and "Jewish Friend" Zuckerberg

Westboro Baptist Church publishes a schedule for where they intend to picket daily . This tactic is in keeping with the group's overall strategy of stirring up discord by saying they will appear somewhere, even if they have no realistic plans to do so.

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The Motley Fool

Why Facebook, Inc Helped Samsung Build Its Virtual Reality Headset

Not only did the leading smartphone manufacturer on the planet take the wraps off its latest creations, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge, both of the phablet variety. Phablets, as you may know, boast a larger screen size than your typical smartphone -- generally between 5.5 inches, up to a whopping seven inch screen -- and are expected to take the mobile world by storm in the near future, as discussed in a recent article .

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Insider Monkey

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) CEO Warren Buffett the Social Media...

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. CEO and legendary investor Warren Buffett is the leading Fortune 500 CEO on Twitter Inc , in spite of making just five tweets since he joined the social media network last year, and none since February of this year. While underscoring the reverence people have for Buffett on the one hand, it also speaks to the fact that not many prominent CEO's are making use of social media, as Scarlet Fu detailed on Bloomberg today.

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Related Topix: Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Retail, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Investment Services, Twitter, Startups, Facebook

The Motley Fool

Can Facebook's WhatsApp Really Reach 3 Billion Users?

That would make the service bigger than Facebook, which has 1.3 billion monthly active users. Zuckerberg made that bold statement at an event organized by telecom tycoon Carlos Slim in Mexico City, during which he declared that Facebook was willing to "spend billions of dollars" to bring the Internet to more people around the world.

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Related Topix: Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups, Social Software, Carlos Slim Helu

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