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14 hrs ago | Business Journal

How collaboration is changing the economy

According to Jeremiah Owyang, former Altimeter analyst and founder of Crowd Cos., a new economy began with the dawn of the World Wide Web 20 years ago, when ordinary people gained the ability to publish their opinions to large audiences. But in 1994, it took some technical skills to build a website, and self-publishing didn't become ubiquitous until a decade later when Mark Zuckerberg created the Facebook, a publishing tool that allowed the creation and sharing of media by the ordinary person with no technical skills.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

18 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Facebook Is Hiding Important Information From Investors

Even better: 62% of those revenues came from the sale of mobile ads, a business Facebook didn't enter until 2012, after its IPO. All of it has Facebook investors big and small thrilled.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games, Mobile Marketing, Yahoo!, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology

22 hrs ago | TechSpot

Roku has sold over 10 million streaming players in six years

Roku has announced that it has sold more than 10 million of its streaming players in the US to date. Although the number doesn't seem that impressive in a six-year span, it's a clear indication that sales are picking up after it hit the 5 million milestone last year and the 8 million milestone earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Breitbart.com

Ingraham to Zuckerberg: Time for Open Borders at Your Mansion

Talk radio host Laura Ingraham re-iterated her challenge to debate Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and criticized him for securing his property while demanding the US allow illegal immigrants to remain in the country on Monday. "In the end, borders work for these guys.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Immigration Reform

Investor's Business Daily

Tencent, Gaming Hold Clues To Facebook WhatsApp Bet

The social networking leader agreed to pony up $19 billion for the world's biggest mobile messaging app in February, including some $15 billion in stock. Facebook's shares fell on the news, but have rebounded amid the company's mobile and ad growth.

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Related Topix: Tencent, Social Software, Startups, Facebook

Reuters

Fraud trial of NY man who claimed Facebook stake delayed to May

The trial of an upstate New York man accused of attempting to defraud Facebook Inc and billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg of half of the company was delayed by six months on Monday after the defendant hired a new lawyer. Paul Ceglia, 41, had been scheduled to go to trial in Manhattan federal court on Nov. 17 after prosecutors accused him of forging a 2003 contract with Zuckerberg, who is expected to testify as the government's star witness.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

The Motley Fool

Facebook Inc. Wants Your Help Picking Ads

Let's face it, no one wants to log onto their social media site of choice and be inundated with ads. Sure, revenues would grow for a while, but users would quickly tire of the advertising overload and find other places to play online, and investors would likely join them on their way out the door.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Business Journal

Facebook board member takes a shot at Sessions

Earlier this month, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions gave a speech on the Senate floor that criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his support of an immigration bill that Sessions claims will reduce job opportunities for Americans. "I would pose a question to Mr. Zuckerberg .

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform

The Washington Post

The Switchboard: Facebooka s real name policy cause clashes with some gay and transgender users

Facebook is under fire from gay and transgender users who are being forced to use real names. " Not that long ago, it looked as though Facebook might be softening its previous stance on real names, with comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg that suggested he saw the value of anonymity in some cases - and at the same time, the social network has expanded the number of gender-related selections users have to choose from," writes Mathew Ingram at Gigaom.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat

Sat Sep 13, 2014

American Thinker

Good news for GOP in upstate New York

New York's 21st Congressional District is an open seat that has been held by a Democrat. The 19th District is held by the GOP, but sees a very well-funded challenger in the person of Sean Eldrige, the gay husband of Facebook billionaire Chris Hughes, a college classmate of Mark Zuckerberg and the new owner of The New Republic.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Instapundit.com

John Hinderaker: Sessions v. Zuckerberg, a Knockout....

JOHN HINDERAKER: Sessions v. Zuckerberg, a Knockout. "Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has emerged as the face of Silicon Valley's support for amnesty and expanded immigration quotas, notwithstanding persistently high unemployment and underemployment among America's STEM graduates.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Breitbart.com

Facebook Millionaire Calls Jeff Sessions 'Clinically Insane' for Support of U.S. Workers

Do not dare challenge the Masters of the Universe, the Party of Davos, or the Permanent Political Class with facts. After Sen. Jeff Sessions , in a thunderous Wednesday speech on the Senate floor, denounced Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg for pushing amnesty on foreign soil and high-tech executives for demanding more guest-worker permits while laying off American workers, Facebook board member Marc Andreessen maligned the Alabama Senator in a series of incensed Tweets.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Startups, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Facebook

Scientific Blogging

No, Digital Natives Are Not Clueless About Protecting Their Privacy Online

Standing on a stage in San Francisco in early 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that as Internet users had become more comfortable sharing their lives online, privacy was no longer a "social norm" . He had an obvious commercial interest in relaxing norms surrounding online privacy, but this attitude has nevertheless been widely echoed in the popular media.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Privacy

The Motley Fool

Why Facebook, Inc Needs to Get Moving on Video Ads

In today's world of rapid-fire Internet access, "buffering" is a word many under the age of 30 have never heard. Slow downloads of images or video? Not a problem, be it a mobile device or PC.

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The QuickBase Blog

Mari Smith - Is Facebook Still Relevant for Business?

With millions of teens shifting their attention away from Facebook to other forms of social media, the question in everyone's mind is: is Mark Zuckerberg's brainchild still relevant for business ? I recently talked with Mari Smith , a social media whiz who proclaims that Facebook still has its place among the most important business applications. Here's what the co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day had to say.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Marketing

The Washington Post

How Twitter has described itself over the years

A great modern example of this is Twitter, a company with a rocky early beginning that is now worth $31.9 billion and has 271 million users each month. Twitter was conceived in 2006 as a way to share status updates with friends, phrases as simple as " reading ," which you can see on an early mock-up of the service.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

GigaOM

What VC legend Peter Thiel thinks of Edward Snowden, net neutrality and bitcoin

Legendary Silicon Valley venture investor Peter Thiel did a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session on Thursday in which he talked about Edward Snowden and the NSA, net neutrality and Bitcoin, among other things. Here's a selection of his comments Even in a technology landscape that features Mark Zuckerberg and the founders of Google, venture capitalist Peter Thiel stands out - not just because he was the first investor in Facebook and made close to $1 billion from that investment alone, but because he is also an avowed libertarian who advocates building autonomous countries that float on the ocean , among other things.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, The Founders Fund

TechCrunch

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Donates $31M To Build VR Lab At His Alma Mater University Of Maryland

Brendan Iribe dropped out of University Of Maryland his freshman year to launch a startup before going on to form Oculus. But now inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropy and made rich by Zuck's company buying Oculus for $2 billion, Iribe is donating $31 million to build the The building will include labs for virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, computer vision, and artificial intelligence.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Science, Computer Science, Social Software, Startups, Facebook

Silicon Alley Insider

Senator Challenges Zuckerberg: 'Hire American Workers For A Change'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg waits for Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in front of a monitor displaying a Facebook page of the Prime Minister's Office of Japan, before a meeting at the latter's official residence in Tokyo March 29, 2012. Senator Jeff Sessions had some harsh words for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a speech he delivered on the Senate floor Wednesday evening that was published in the National Review on Thursday .

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, World News, Japan, US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform

Government Executive

Intro to Computer Science Is Now the Most Popular Course at Harvard

Harvard students know which way the wind is blowing. According to a report from the Harvard Crimson , the school's introductory computer science class has a record 818 undergraduates this fall.

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