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News, The Snitch VCs Tweeting Badly: Zuckerberg "Charity" Edition

VCs Tweeting Badly: Zuckerberg "Charity" Edition

Welcome to the second edition of VCs Tweeting Badly, a semi-regular look at the terrible ideas of rich people.  Today the world of venture capitalists is all of atwitter about people being mean to a new dad.  Yesterday, Facebook CEO…
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News, The Snitch Facebook is Having a Baby!

Facebook is Having a Baby!

Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatric resident at UCSF, is expecting a child with her husband, Mark Zuckerberg, a San Francisco resident and the man who owns all your data and is probably making money off you right now.  Zuckerberg…
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News, Hacking Away: Tech Companies Enlist Immigrants to Put a Face on Their Message

Hacking Away: Tech Companies Enlist Immigrants to Put a Face on Their Message

If Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg intended to drum up sympathy for his immigration-lobbying group, FWD.us, he couldn't have picked a better representative than 24-year-old Sarahi Espinoza. Perky, doe-eyed, and petite, she stood before a throng of journalists last Wednesday at…
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News, The Snitch The Return of the Winklevii

The Return of the Winklevii

People tend to look down upon the Winklevoss twins for all sorts of reasons: Mainly, because they're greedy, overprivileged, entitled weenies who kept pursuing Mark Zuckerberg in court even after accepting a gigantic settlement for their tenuous claim that they were…
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News, The Snitch Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to Drop by San Francisco Next Week

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to Drop by San Francisco Next Week

Here's something to like: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is slated to give his first onstage interview since May in San Francisco next week. The man and his the hoodie will reportedly regale his fellow Facebookers (and annoyed…
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News, The Snitch Yes, We Can Blame Facebook and Its CFO for the Stock Debacle

Yes, We Can Blame Facebook and Its CFO for the Stock Debacle

It's easy, and to a large degree proper, to blame the people who bought into Facebook's dog of an IPO for their own losses. It was no secret that the company's prospects were highly uncertain. But that doesn't mean that…
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News, The Snitch Facebook's E-mail Hijack Is Part of a Pattern of Arrogance

Facebook's E-mail Hijack Is Part of a Pattern of Arrogance

If it wasn't clear before, it should be now: Facebook doesn't think much of you. Or me, or any of its supposed 900 million users. We are products, not customers. The customers are the people who buy the incredibly cheap, often…
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Music, All Shook Down Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Performs at Mark Zuckerberg's Wedding

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Performs at Mark Zuckerberg's Wedding

Yes, really: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performed over last weekend at Mark Zuckerberg's wedding. What this TMZ video would lead us to believe was later confirmed by People. And while we're usually not thrilled about the icky "Hey…
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News, The Snitch Mark Zuckerberg Now Worth $20 Billion More: How Many Hoodies Will That Buy Him?

Mark Zuckerberg Now Worth $20 Billion More: How Many Hoodies Will That Buy Him?

This morning, Facebook CEO and hoodie aficionado Mark Zuckerberg changed the world for the second time when he rang the bell, making his multi-billion-dollar company officially public. As Mike Cassidy from the Mercury News so aptly put it: It was…
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News, The Snitch Facebook Wants Narcissists to Pay to Make Sure Everyone Sees Their Brilliant Status Updates

Facebook Wants Narcissists to Pay to Make Sure Everyone Sees Their Brilliant Status Updates

Imagine this scene:Half-filled Starbucks, around 2 p.m. Man in plaid button-down sits at table, reading nytimes.com story about Michele Bachmann denouncing her Swiss citizenship. Man chuckles, then pulls up Facebook window. Man in plaid button-down: Excuse me. Facebook: Yeah, waddya…
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News, The Snitch Facebook Just Keeps Getting Worse

Facebook Just Keeps Getting Worse

Over the years, whenever Facebook has made changes, people have inevitably complained --  on Facebook -- about the changes Facebook made to Facebook. "I'm leaving Facebook," those people would declare, on Facebook. Of course, few of them ever actually left…
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Dining, SFoodie Mark Zuckerberg's Kill Displayed, i-Skewers, and Stroganoff's Russian and Thai Food

Mark Zuckerberg's Kill Displayed, i-Skewers, and Stroganoff's Russian and Thai Food

There's a large, looming bison head mounted to the wall of a Facebook conference room, and while Refinery 29 couldn't confirm the…
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News, The Snitch Israeli Dude Legally Changes His Name to Mark Zuckerberg

Israeli Dude Legally Changes His Name to Mark Zuckerberg

Israeli entrepreneur Rotem Guez tells media outlets that he has legally changed his name to "Mark Zuckerberg," but not because he admires the Silicon Valley tech guru, or because he likes the name. No, he came up with an even…
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News, The Snitch Facebook's Cheesy Ads: Do They Make it Worth $100 Billion?

Facebook's Cheesy Ads: Do They Make it Worth $100 Billion?

A couple of weeks ago, Business Insider, the puerile gossip 'n' lies site run by disgraced, bubble-era Internet-stock analyst Henry Blodget, informed us that a "source close to Facebook employees" said in an e-mail to the site that the company…
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News, The Snitch The Perils of Policing Facebook Pages

The Perils of Policing Facebook Pages

First it was the Islamic extremists. Now it's Mark Zuckerberg who is repressing Salman Rushdie. On Monday, Rushdie took to Twitter to complain that not only had Facebook shut down his page, apparently thinking it wasn't really his, but that…
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News, The Snitch What Exactly Is a Tech Company?

What Exactly Is a Tech Company?

Fast Company has published what might be the best, clearest look at the how the contours of the tech landscape are shaping themselves, and how that landscape has come to be dominated by four companies. I was alerted to the…
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Andy Samberg Pulls Out His Mark Zuckerberg Impression at Facebook Conference

While the big news out of f8, Facebook's annual conference for developers, was the introduction of Timeline and their partnership with Spotify, Rhapsody, Turntable.fm, MOG and more, what really got the crowd's attention was an intro by Andy Samberg.…
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News, Sucka Free City San Francisco One of the Few California Towns with Room for Prisoners

San Francisco One of the Few California Towns with Room for Prisoners

With tony towns like Palo Alto and Woodside — where Meg Whitman and Mark Zuckerberg hang their hats — San Mateo County isn't exactly rife with urban problems. But like nearly everywhere else in California, San Mateo is dealing with…
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Film, "30 Minutes or Less": Standard-Issue Bro Humor Undermines Clever Premise

"30 Minutes or Less": Standard-Issue Bro Humor Undermines Clever Premise

Money-back guarantees feel like such a remnant of the old economy. Does the depressed consumer class even expect companies to make good on their advertised word anymore? But maybe the dream of free slices scammed from overpromising pizza parlors springs…
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News, The Snitch Are Facebook Birthdays the Root of All Evil?

Are Facebook Birthdays the Root of All Evil?

Facebook's birthday reminders have become an invaluable tool for the socially inattentive among us. If you're a person who has trouble remembering your son's birthday -- even when it's the same day as your own -- the periodic reminders that…
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