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10 reasons why Facebook has lasted 10 years

10 reasons why Facebook has lasted 10 years

By 4 February 2014

It's been an entire decade since a fresh-faced, wide-eyed Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm on 4 February 2004. Little did Zuckerberg know that at just 19 years old he had changed the world - and the internet - forever. Within... >>

Lionsgate TV to develop Hatching Twitter series, focusing on the social network's origin

Lionsgate TV to develop Hatching Twitter series, focusing on the social network's origin

By 18 December 2013

A TV series about the origin of Twitter could be in the works. Nick Bilton, a blogger for The New York Times Bits Blog, recently published a non-fiction account of how four friends dreamed up Twitter, and that book is called Hatching Twitter. Penguin/Portfolio... >>

MySpace relaunches with free Justin Timberlake single for everyone

MySpace relaunches with free Justin Timberlake single for everyone

By 15 January 2013

The new, redesigned MySpace is now open to everyone after months of beta testing, and as a reward to those who come back or join for the first time, the social discovery network is offering a track from Justin Timberlake's forthcoming album to listen... >>

The Social Network writer, Aaron Sorkin, to adapt Steve Jobs biography for movie

The Social Network writer, Aaron Sorkin, to adapt Steve Jobs biography for movie

By 16 May 2012

Aaron Sorking, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball, has been signed by Sony Pictures to adapt Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs. The book has sold more than 2.25 million copies since its publication in November... >>

Justin Timberlake gets into character to invest in MySpace

Justin Timberlake gets into character to invest in MySpace

By 30 June 2011

In David Fincher's The Social Network Justin Timberlake plays internet entrepreneur Sean Parker who was involved in the creation and early success of Facebook. In real life Justin Timberlake plays an internet entrepreneur (also called Justin Timberlake)... >>

Winklevoss twins end legal battle with Facebook

Winklevoss twins end legal battle with Facebook

By 23 June 2011

The Winklevoss twins, who's legal battle with Mark Zuckerberg was made popular thanks to the hit movie The Social Network, have finally accepted a settlement with Facebook. The pair decided on a previously offered 2008 payout which consisted of £12.5... >>

Facebook responds to Ceglia lawsuit, branding him an inveterate scam artist

Facebook responds to Ceglia lawsuit, branding him an inveterate scam artist

By 27 May 2011

Just over a month ago, New Yorker and convicted felon Paul Ceglia represented his lawsuit against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that he has documentation to prove that he owns 50 per cent of the social networking site. He had already tried... >>

Mark Zuckerberg wins latest Winklevoss twins Facebook claim

Mark Zuckerberg wins latest Winklevoss twins Facebook claim

By 12 April 2011

The case made famous by David Fincher's Oscar-winning movie The Social Network has come to a close... again. A court has ruled that Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss must accept a cash and stock settlement with Facebook valued $65 million, as previously agreed... >>

Facebook movie loses out at the Oscars

Facebook movie loses out at the Oscars

By 28 February 2011

Despite being nominated for eight statues, The Social Network (aka the Facebook movie) failed to scoop any of the major Academy Awards - losing out to The King's Speech in both the Best Picture and Best Director categories David Fincher's adaptation of... >>

Happy 7th Birthday Facebook

Happy 7th Birthday Facebook

By 4 February 2011

Facebook is 7 years old today - according to the official info page it was founded on 4 February 2004 with the aim of "giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected". The world's biggest social network was created by Mark... >>