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Lawyer Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Facebook, Zuckerberg Over Palestinian Intifada Page

Earlier this week, Facebook pulled a controversial page calling for a Third Palestinian Intifada after facing intense pressure and criticism from Israeli politicians and organizations like the Anti-Defamation League. When it eventually decided to remove the page, the social network explained the decision by pointing out that comments on the page had "deteriorated to direct calls for violence,"...

Six Facebook Investors, Co-Founders Make Forbes' List of Billionaires

A billionaire isn't cool. You know what's cool? Six billionaires. That's what Facebook has produced, according to Forbes' annual list, published yesterday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg came in at number 52 on the list, with an estimated worth of $13.5 billion, followed by five other Facebook founders and investors. At 26, co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is the youngest billionaire on this year's list,...

This Mark Zuckerberg Action Figure Will Creep You Out

M.I.C., the same company that turned Apple CEO Steve Jobs into an action figure, has released yet another nerd-themed figurine -- this time, of Mark Zuckerberg. That's right, kids: You can now spend hours in your rooms, pretending that you're the founder of Facebook, and arguably the most awkward billionaire the world has ever seen. Granted, M.I.C. demonstrated a remarkable attention to detail in...

Mark Zuckerberg's Adorable Puppy Gets a Facebook Page

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and world's youngest billionaire, just got a new puppy -- and OMG it's super-cute. It's even cute enough to have its own Facebook fan page, with almost 2,000 'Likes.' We bet your dog isn't that cute. To be fair, your dog is probably not a 2-month-old ball of fluff named Beast. Of course, Zuck wasted no time violating the poor puppy's privacy, posting photos...

Obama Talks Education, Innovation With Zuckerberg, Jobs at Private Dinner

Yesterday, Barack Obama held a private meeting with a dozen Silicon Valley luminaries, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple's Steve Jobs and heavyweights from Twitter and Google. During the two-hour dinner, Obama reportedly discussed his ideas on investments in education and a proposed public-private partnership geared toward helping startups and small businesses get off the ground....

Mark Zuckerberg Obtains Restraining Order Against Facebook Stalker

Mark Zuckerberg, the man who made it easier for everyone to get in touch with their inner voyeur, apparently has his own Facebook stalker to worry about. The Facebook CEO recently obtained a restraining order against a 31-year-old man named Pradeep Manukonda, who, according to legal papers obtained by TMZ, has been trying to "follow, surveil and contact Mr. Zuckerberg using language threatening...

On Making 'The Social Network': "We Got Shunned by Harvard"

For our viewing pleasure, IMDB has posted all 93 minutes of a documentary on the making of David Fincher's 'The Social Network.' Titled 'How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?,' the film offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at how Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin sculpted their Oscar-nominated movie, along with interviews from Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and other cast members....

Facebook Isn't Closing All Accounts Today, It's Just a Scam

There's a new scam floating around Facebook and, like so many before it, it's spreading via a series of absurd wall posts. The latest spammy posts to hit the social network read: "Facebook will close down all accounts today. The announcement was made by Mark Zuckerberg -- Facebook owner." The message also invites users to click on a link, in order to keep their accounts active. Of course,...

Mark Zuckerberg Confronts the 'Zuckerbergs' on Saturday Night Live

Last night, 'Social Network' star Jesse Eisenberg kicked off the Saturday Night Live monologue (video after the break). A sweatshirted Andy Samberg joined the Academy Award nominee onstage to compare Zuckerberg acting techniques -- "I speak in short clipped sentences, and keep my head very still" -- while the show cut to Lorne Michaels and Mark Zuckerberg himself offstage. Sure enough, the real...

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page Hacked

Share A cheeky hacker got a hold of the Mark Zuckerberg fan page on Facebook and decided it was time to poke a little fun at Zuck and his cash-saturated social network. The sneaky critic posted a message that appeared to come directly from the CEO on the page. Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn't Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a...

'The Social Network' Sweeps Golden Globes, Road To Oscar Ahead

We said, ages ago, 'The Social Network' might actually be a great movie. It seems that the Hollywood Foreign Press are apt to agree. (For the record: we are available for any of your critical/predictive needs, Hollywood. Just throwing that out there.) Last night, 'The Social Network' took home the Golden Globe for Best Picture -- Drama, which is an impressive feat, especially since the Globes are...

Goldman Sachs Thinks Facebook is Worth $50 Billion

DealBook is reporting that Facebook has received $500 million from Goldman Sachs and another Russian firm, as part of a deal that valued the social network at $50 billion. That valuation places Mark Zuckerberg's company ahead of eBay, Yahoo and Time Warner, and may put some additional pressure on Zuck to finally take Facebook public. When he does, expect Goldman to be by his side....

Privacy, Pervs and 'Pads: The Tech Moments of 2010 We Won't (and Can't) Forget

Is it just us, or did 2010 seem like an abnormally long year? Of course, it was no longer than any other year in history. But, from a tech perspective, at least, this year saw more seismic changes and game-altering developments than any other in recent memory. From Android to Zuckerberg, 'FarmVille' to Foursquare, iPad to iPhone 4, 2010 certainly wasn't short on memorable moments. Here are 15...

The Web Weighs In: Mark Zuckerberg as Time's 'Person of the Year'

Time magazine anointed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as its 'Person of the Year' yesterday, much to the surprise of many (but not all). The 26-year-old became the youngest person to take home the honor since the magazine chose Charles Lindbergh in 1927. Zuckerberg beat out runners-up Hamid Karzai, the Tea Party, the Chilean miners, and, most notably, Julian Assange. Time's editors wrote that...

Winklevoss Twins Sued by Ex-Partner Over Facebook Settlement

Share It's not a good week to be a Winklevoss. Today, Time magazine crowned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as its 'Person of the Year,' just a few days after the embattled brothers launched a new legal campaign against their former Harvard classmate and longtime nemesis. And, as if that didn't rub enough salt in their wounds, they now have an entirely new courtroom war to wage, against a guy who...