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Zuckerburg’s stake in Facebook now at nearly 30 percent: regulators

Mark Zuckerberg’s stake in Facebook has climbed to nearly 30 percent since the leading social network made its dismal stock market debut, according to a filing Wednesday with US regulators. Zuckerberg owns 632.65 million Facebook shares as compared with the slightly more than 500 million he held in September when…

Zuckerberg readying political fundraiser for Chris Christie

Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is making a foray into politics next month by hosting a fundraiser for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, reports said Thursday. The event to take place in Zuckerberg’s home in the California city of Palo Alto mid-February is to support the re-election bid of the high-profile…

Facebook dabbles with validating user identity

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Thursday began testing a way for celebrities, journalists, athletes and others with massive followings to have their identities validated at the globally popular online social network. “The new process enables people to verify their identities by submitting a government issued ID,” Facebook said in an…

User privacy key as Facebook goes public

NEW YORK — Respect for privacy and the personal data of of its hundreds of millions of users is going to be an even greater concern for Facebook as the booming social network prepares to list on Wall Street. “We might see a public Facebook that’s now facing more scrutiny…

Long-awaited Facebook IPO looms in New Year

Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has deflected talk of going public for years but it looks like it is finally going to happen in 2012. “The Facebook IPO will be the biggest financial event in the tech industry for 2012,” Forrester Research analyst Josh Bernoff said, and one…

Facebook fixes photo privacy bug

WASHINGTON — Facebook has fixed a bug that allowed the viewing of some private photographs of other members and which was reportedly used to access personal pictures of founder Mark Zuckerberg. The bug involved Facebook’s system of reporting inappropriate images on the social network. By reporting a member’s profile picture…

Hearst didn’t have a sled called Rosebud

So, after writing a largely positive review of “The Social Network” this morning, I was quickly and forcefully made to understand that a lot of people really don’t like this movie. Not because of the acting, script, direction, themes (except maybe some suspicion—mostly from extra-textual sources—that Aaron Sorkin doesn’t like…

Bamboo Review: The Social Network

Spoilers. Fun with juxtapositions: Guess what I was doing right before I left the house to go see “The Social Network”? I was reading about the Duke University woman who gained instant infamy by having a private joke about her sex life leaked onto the internet. I was struck by…

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