» Twenty percent of their settlement, down the toilet: Sure, the prize that the Winklevi could win from Mark Zuckerberg and company could possibly be massive — in the billions, even — but the thing is, they’re already rich and they’ve wasted much of their “I’m rich” money on courtrooms and lawsuits. Perhaps not the most efficient way of spending the money? Maybe.
One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o’clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they’re looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an asshole. This was the latter case.Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, giving his take on the Winklevoss twins. As dramatized in the film the “Social Network,” the well-heeled, well-connected twins once asked Summers—who was president of Harvard at the time—to intervene in their dispute with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. (via officialssay)
Paul Ceglia, 1. Lie detector, 0. Despite the fact that, you know, courts routinely ignore evidence from lie detectors and the Supreme Court doesn’t require the admission of polygraph evidence in court cases, the guy who claims that he owns most of Facebook says that he isn’t lying about his claims — and has the lie detector test results to prove it. “I respectfully suggest that Mark Zuckerberg undergo the same polygraph examination I have in order to expose who is really telling the truth,” says Paul Ceglia, who took the test June 11. Facebook’s lawyers want Ceglia to release the original copy of the contract immediately for testing — which Ceglia’s lawyers don’t want to do unless Zuckerberg’s boys come up with some evidence of their own. Do you guys think a lie detector test should be allowable evidence in this case? source
‘Facebook’ received many gifts from the youth who were overjoyed by her arrival and the new name. A name [Facebook] that shocked the entire world.An article from Al-Ahram • Revealing that an Egyptian family had named their newborn girl “Facebook.” We’re guessing that Mark Zuckerberg didn’t expect this to happen when he was sitting around his dorm room, trying to think up an elaborate way to meet girls and screw over the Winklevi. Which goes against the company’s whole stay-out-of-this-mess mantra. source (via • follow)