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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Almost Became LinkedIn’s CEO

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Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has one of the most impressive resumés in the tech world, including a stint as chief of staff in the U.S. Treasury Department, and working to make Google into the giant that it is today. But as The Wall Street Journal discovered in an early reading from Sandberg’s book, before she worked for Facebook, she was offered the top job at another social networking site — LinkedIn.

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Aaron Greenspan Claims Recently Discovered IMs With Mark Zuckerberg From 2004 Back His Claim To The Ideas Behind Facebook

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Stop us if you’ve heard this before: A classmate of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg from Harvard University is claiming that some of his ideas were stolen and incorporated into Facebook. Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss, or Divya Narenda? All of them are good guesses, but in this instance, we are talking about Aaron Greenspan.

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How Did Facebook Pitch To Advertisers In 2004?

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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.

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UPDATED: Mark Zuckerberg’s Freshman Roommate (Facebook Member No. 14) Falls Short At Olympics

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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.

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