Ted Ullyot, who has been Facebook’s general counsel since 2008, is leaving the company. Facebook confirmed Ullyot’s departure with AllFacebook. Ullyot defended Facebook during its legal battles with the Winklevoss twins, and has seen Facebook grow from 500 users to 1 billion.
When Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss dropped their lawsuit against Facebook in 2011, it was evident that the landmark case had far-reaching implications. Who knew that it would be felt all the way on planet Krypton? Using the Winkelvoss twins’ case vs. Facebook, Warner Bros. successfully retained the copyright for comic book superhero Superman.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss — otherwise known as the Winklevoss twins or the Winklevii — are involved with a social network. What’s different is that this time, they are not claiming to have come up with the idea for it.
Brace yourself, Hollywood Hills: The Winklevii are coming. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the twin brothers who reached a $65 million settlement with Facebook and Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg after claiming that they came up with the idea for Facebook, dropped $18 million of that cash on a new 8,000-square-foot mansion.
The Wall Street Journal isn’t the only news organization to turn to interactive online technology to cover Facebook’s May 18 initial public offering, as Australia’s News.com.au put together an interactive graphic featuring the estimated worth of key players inside and outside of the social network before and after the IPO.
Facebook won a legal victory that many of us had been expecting: the dismissal of the latest lawsuit filed against Facebook by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss about a month ago in Boston federal court.
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.
Former Harvard President Larry Summers tells a tech audience today what he really thinks of Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss.