If Facebook can’t hurdle over the Great Wall of China, maybe it can scale that wall brick-by-brick. Despite the fact that the social network is blocked in the country, the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management appointed Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to its board, BloombergBusinessweek reported.
Anyone following the ill-fated lawsuit filed against Facebook and its co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, by Paul Ceglia, who claimed to be the co-owner of the social network until the alleged contract his case was based on was deemed a fraud, had to wonder what Ceglia’s lawyers were thinking when they agreed to represent him, especially in light of the fact that several lawyers dropped the case at one time or another. Facebook apparently wondered the same thing, as the company filed suit against several of Ceglia’s lawyers, including those from DLA Piper, claiming that those lawyers and firms knew Ceglia’s claims were bogus but pursued the case in hopes of reaching a large settlement.
After India and Indonesia, the next stop for Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was South Korea, where a meeting at Samsung Electronics’ headquarters in Seoul spurred speculation that the two companies are collaborating on — you guessed it — a Facebook phone.
Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the only top Facebook executive involved in real estate deals, as Forbes reported that chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and her husband, SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, sold their home in Atherton, Calif.
The Ebola epidemic has been at the top of the news in recent weeks, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Foundation now has $25 million more in its coffers to fight the deadly disease, courtesy of Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s travels related to Internet.org brought him to Indonesia this past weekend, where he met with President-elect Joko Widodo, and where the social network hosted an Internet.org developer workshop in Jakarta with Ericsson and mobile carrier XL Axiata.
More details have emerged on Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s purchases of real estate on Kaua’i’s North Shore in Hawaii, as sources confirmed to Forbes that Zuckerberg shelled out more than $100 million for two adjacent parcels of land, encompassing more than 700 acres.
The first-ever Internet.org Summit kicked off in New Delhi, India, Thursday, and highlights included a talk by Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as well as the introduction of the Internet.org Innovation Challenge, which is aimed at recognizing efforts toward connecting people in India who currently lack Internet access.