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Sheryl Sandberg, Husband Dave Goldberg Join The Giving Pledge, To Donate At Least One-Half Of Their Fortunes
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and her husband, SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, were among the new pledge signatories to The Giving Pledge, a group of billionaires who pledge to donate at least one-half of their fortunes to charitable causes.
Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at Stanford University, published a diatribe on LinkedIn a few months ago titled, “Facebook Is Doomed.” Contributing to the debate on the medium- and long-term sustainability of one of the biggest social networks is undoubtedly a healthy endeavor. However, this excessive public statement distinguishes itself with rather frivolous arguments on Wadhwa’s part.
The good news about EducationSuperHighway — a nonprofit organization launched by groups including Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Startup: Education organization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — is that its goal is to ensure that every student in the U.S. from kindergarten through grade 12 has high-speed Internet access. The bad news is that all of the horrible puns about the information superhighway (remember, “I feel like roadkill on the information superhighway?”) will likely resurface.