Many Facebook users are still angry with the site for implementing timeline. They’re not alone. According to TechRadar, a Chinese Pinterest-like site — Cubic Network — has sued Facebook, claiming that the company stole the idea for timeline.
You might think that advertising and Facebook have only been bedfellows for the past few years. You’d be wrong. Digital media site Digiday posted the media kit that former Facebook Chief Financial Officer Eduardo Saverin was handing out to potential advertisers in New York in 2004. Back then, the site was still called TheFacebook, and it had a membership of roughly 70,000 college students.
If it wasn’t bad enough that Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his U.S. citizenship, fellow co-founder and current CEO Mark Zuckerberg was likely rooting for an athlete from Haiti during the men’s triple jump final at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games Thursday, but Samyr Laine, his freshman roommate at Harvard University, finished 11th out of 12 competitors with a distance of 16.65 meters, well behind the gold medal winner, Christian Taylor of the U.S., and his 17.81 meters.
Facebook Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz founded workplace collaboration company Asana in 2009, but the Silicon Valley startup is in the news again, having received a sizable payment from PayPal and others.
Poor Mark Zuckerberg. First, the Facebook co-founder and CEO watched his company’s stock flounder after it went public. Now his own stock has fallen. Business Insider reported Thursday that Zuckerberg is no longer among the 40 richest people in the world.
Facebook advertising platform Nanigans turned to the alma mater of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to bolster its advisory team, tapping Harvard University Assistant Professor of Statistics Edoardo M. Airoldi, director of the Harvard Laboratory for Applied Statistical Methodology, as a technical advisor.
Aaron Greenspan, Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard classmate who previously claimed that he came up with the original idea for Facebook, is back in court, but this time his target is Columbia Pictures. Greenspan filed a lawsuit against The Social Network film studio, claiming defamation by omission, but his case was dismissed. Apparently, he appealed to the First Circuit recently, according to law blog Above the Law.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg made her first public appearance since the social network’s troubled initial public offering, speaking to graduates of the business school at her alma mater and that of Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, Harvard University, but nary a word was spoken about the IPO.
Barely a month after filing suit against Facebook in a Boston federal court, Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss plus their business partner Divya Narendra have written a letter to Harvard University President Drew Faust asking her to address his predecessor, Larry Summers’ use of an expletive to describe the twins.