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Mark Zuckerberg

  1. Mark Zuckerberg Will Bring Internet to Developing Countries by Assembling Skynet’s Drone Fleet

    Let's assemble a global network of drones all hooked up to limitless information. What could go wrong?

    Mark Zuckerberg isn't happy with a paltry 1.23 billion people using Facebook. No, he needs everyone else to get on board, but residents of developing countries have a difficult time acquiring and affording Internet access. So, he's going to solve that problem the same way we seem to solve every problem now: drones.

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  2. Mark Zuckerberg And His Plan To Bring Free Internet To The World

    You definitely want it, you just don't know it yet.

    Facebook might just take over the planet. This afternoon, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mark Zuckerberg revealed an ambitious plan to bring free internet access to everyone around the world. The access he wants to provide includes basic stuff, like the weather, messaging, and of course, Facebook, because what is the Internet without it?

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  3. Facebook Reportedly Fears Alienating Its Users With Autoplay Ads. You Don’t Say?

    Thank You?

    Sadly, Facebook has not backtracked on their decision to introduce autoplay, television-style ads into the social networking site, but, at the very least, the company is delaying the process and taking care to accommodate concerns. Founder Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly taking precautions to ensure that the new type of advertising disrupts Facebook users as little as possible, while still making the company $2.5 million per day per advertising spot.

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  4. Facebook Stops Pretending They Aren’t Trying to be Twitter Anymore, Unveils Trending Topics

    Because they just know we all love it when they make unnecessary changes.

    You know how everyone loves Twitter and totally doesn't make fun of it or anything? And they're always saying stuff like, "Man, I wish Facebook were more like Twitter?" Okay, me neither. But apparently we're not talking to the same people as Mark Zuckerberg, because the team that brought hashtags to Facebook has just added Trending Topics.

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  5. Facebook and HTC Do Thing They Bragged About Not Doing

    During today's presentation by Facebook that unveiled Facebook Home and the HTC First, Mark Zuckerberg and friends seemed pretty proud of themselves that Home runs on an unaltered or "unforked" version of Android. It came up a few times in the presentation, and I laughed every time, because the way Zuckerberg says "forked" made it sound like he was swearing. Despite the multiple mentions to Home's ability to run on Android unaltered, HTC has confirmed that the First is running a modified version of Android to better optimize for Facebook Home. Fork.

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  6. Facebook Phone Revealed as “Home” Software and HTC First

    The speculation is over, and the Facebook Phone is finally a real thing. Rather, it's a few things, and they were all just announced at Facebook's live event. The focus of the event was a new version of Facebook's Android software called "Facebook Home" which will be available to download April 12th. Facebook, HTC, and AT&T also announced the HTC First, which will be the first phone built around Facebook Home. Let's take a look at what Home is all about.

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  7. Code.org Gets Gates, Zuckerberg, and More to Talk About Importance of Coding [Video]

    A few weeks ago Code.org launched with the goal of getting more young people excited about coding. When they launched there were rumors that they were producing a video with some of the biggest names in coding like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Today they released that video, and sure enough, Gates and Zuckerberg are in there. They're in good company too, with some big name coders from Twitter, Dropbox, and for some reason will.i.am. The takeaway message? Being a programmer now is basically like being a junk bond trader in the 1980s, except the cocaine and strippers have been replaced with free pizza and awesome rumpus rooms, and the bond trading has been replaced with doing something of some utility to society.

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  8. Code.org Says “Hello, World” to Get Everybody Coding

    Computer science is one of the fastest growing fields out there, but its growth is outpacing the number of young people studying it. One projection says that by the year 2020 there will be 1,000,000 more computer science jobs than computer science students. That's a huge disparity. The new site Code.org launched today to try to change that by helping grow computer programming education in the United States. It seems like their plan is to make coding seem cool so more young people will learn how to do it. Where do we sign up?

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  9. Worst Money You’ll Ever Spend: Cough Up $100 to Message a Complete Stranger on Facebook

    You most likely remember your parents repeating the phrase over and over in the hopes that it would eventually embed itself in your adolescent minds: "Don't talk to strangers." Years later, it turns out their advice was taken to heart since Facebook is currently testing an initiative to charge users to message complete strangers outside their network -- though why'd you even want to do so prior to this change is beyond us -- that will set them back $100. The social media juggernaut is still deliberating over the exact price point, but regardless, contacting some random unknown who will most likely ignore your message seems like a quick way to throw money down the drain no matter the finalized cost.

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  10. If Social Networks Played Risk, Facebook Would Win

    Risk, the game of world domination, is pretty popular among geeks. If you're unfamiliar with the game, the board is a map of the world divided into territories, and the goal is to eliminate other players and occupy the entire world with your pieces. Vincenzo Cosenza's latest World Map of Social Networks, showing which social networks dominate which countries, looks an awful lot like a Risk board, and if it's any indication, Mark Zuckerberg is probably very good at the game.

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  11. Ironic: Facebook’s New Privacy Settings Cause Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister’s Private Photo To Go Public

    And That's Terrible

    I'm not sure anyone I know is truly happy with their privacy settings on Facebook. Either they don't understand them or, if they do, they find them unsatisfactory. Yet we all keep using the free social networking website. But oddly enough, the site's privacy settings recently caused some strife in founder Mark Zuckerberg's family. One of his sister's photos was posted publicly online even though she thought it was set to private. 

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  12. Mark Zuckerberg Supposedly Used His Voice for Facebook Poke App’s Notification Sound

    Facebook's one of those companies that's notorious for attempting to purchase any other company that they determine to be within their wheelhouse. It's pretty much the driving reason behind their acquisition of Instagram. If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em. That's why when Snapchat, an app that sends self-destructing pictures, hit the market, it's not surprising to learn that Facebook tried to acquire them. When that didn't pan out, Facebook built their own Poke app, which is basically the same thing. What's actually interesting about the app is that Mark Zuckerberg himself supposedly worked on it, and even used his own voice for the notification sound.

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  13. 101-Year-Old Florence Detlor Is Facebook’s Oldest User

    Today in Awesome

    My mom isn't on Facebook, and for that I'm grateful, but boy do I think it's cool that this other lady is a registered user. Florence Detlor is 101-years-old and recently got the VIP treatment at Facebook headquarters. She also met with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.

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  14. And Then There Was One: Facebook Appoints Sheryl Sandberg to Its Executive Board

    Mutatis Mutandis

    Following months, perhaps years, of complaints about how the "highest-ups" at Facebook are all men, Sheryl Sandberg, the company's COO since 2008, has finally become the first woman appointed to the board of directors. It won't be the first board she's been on, but it's probably fair to say that it's about darn time Facebook made this change. We'll go ahead and say it: The Mary Sue "likes" this.

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  15. Mark Zuckerberg Rides A Bull Through Wall Street, Goring Bystanders [Video]

    Now that the Facebook IPO is finally going down, you're probably wondering "what exactly happened?" If so, this "re-enactment" from everyone's favorite Taiwanese Animation house Next Media Animation is the perfect primer on what totally didn't happen. That said, you're good old pal Zuckerburger totally has enough money to do pretty much whatever he wants. The fact that it wasn't this is just a coincidence.

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  16. Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Fortune Fluctuate Minute By Minute

    The Facebook IPO finally went through this morning and Facebook stock is available for trade on NASDAQ. Hoorah. You'd be hard-pressed to get your hands on any shares (currently $40.99 a piece) but your good pal Zucks has his obscene fortune tied up in his 503.6 million shares (now $41.07 a piece) of Facebook stock. Curious how much those shares are worth at any given time? Of course you are; everybody likes witnessing the exact value of someone else's absurdly large fortune ($20.67 billion, up from $20.64 billion like 2 minutes ago), right? Luckily there's a widget for that.

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  17. Facebook to Buy Instagram for $1 Billion [Updated]

    Facebook has announced that it will purchase the popular photo manipulation and sharing app Instagram for $1 billion in cash and shares. The move comes as something of a surprise as Instagram only just announced its app would be available on the Android app store. Despite the purchase by the world's largest social network, both Facebook and Instagram insist that existing users of the app will have the same experience they've grown to love.

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  18. Hey, Look! There Is a Man on Pinterest, and His Name Is Mark Zuckerberg!

    Elsewhere on the internet

    Well, well, well, look at this! Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided to take a little peek at the internet's fastest growing social network by joining it himself! Zuckerberg has created a profile on Pinterest, the site that has been called such things as "lady-centric" and "catnip for women" because 70 percent of its users are female. Is Zuck really into collectibles? Or is he taking a look at the competition?

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  19. California State Teachers’ Retirement System Asks Facebook to Add Women to Their Board — To Make It a Better Investment

    the internet is serious business

    Earlier this week, we reported on the dearth of women on the board of Facebook and how this might actually be to their detriment now that they've filed to become a public IPO. One organization -- the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) -- is now asking Mark Zuckerberg to please expand and diversify his board, because it could be in his best financial interests.

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  20. Facebook, Women, And Breastfeeding: Which Of These Don’t Belong?

    Allow Us To Explain

    According to two recent articles about the social networking site Facebook, the answer would be both women and breastfeeding. Facebook's move to public offering shed light on the fact that the company has no women on its board. They're also facing backlash from mothers who've had photos of themselves breastfeeding their babies removed from the website. What gives? 

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