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  • 10 reasons why Facebook has lasted 10 years
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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...

  • VIDEO: When Zuckerbergs collide
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    VIDEO: When Zuckerbergs collide

    By 31 January 2011

    What happens when the three most famous Mark Zuckerbergs come together? Well, to find out., take a look at this sketch from Saturday Night Live, which aired in the States this weekend. The video features the man nominated for an Oscar for playing Zuck...

  • The Social Network nominated for eight Oscars
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    The Social Network nominated for eight Oscars

    By 25 January 2011

    The Social Network is in line to scoop a number of Academy Awards after being nominated for a total of eight Oscars. David Fincher's adaptation of Ben Mezrich's 2009 book - The Accidental Billionaires (with the screenplay by Aaron Sorkin) - picked up...

  • The Social Network cleans up at the Golden Globes
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    The Social Network cleans up at the Golden Globes

    By 17 January 2011

    We always knew that The Social Network would be well received. There's no need to check our articles about the movie from the past, you won't find any mention of us saying that the Facebook movie may be a bit "corny" or hinting that a film with Justin...

  • The Social Network: 5 other tech company films...
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    The Social Network: 5 other tech company films...

    By 16 October 2010

    The film The Social Network has landed and with it a huge pile of curiosity from the 500 million Facebook users out there who make up the potential audience for this blockbuster movie. Just how many likes will it get? If you do give it the thumbs up,...

  • The Social Network: Facebook movie is a box office hit
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    The Social Network: Facebook movie is a box office hit

    By 4 October 2010

    It has all the ingredients to be a big hit; a top class director in David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), a screenplay by a proven expert - Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing and A Few Good Men) - and one of the most promising...

  • VIDEO: Hilarious Facebook movie parody - The Video Website
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    VIDEO: Hilarious Facebook movie parody - The Video Website

    By 10 August 2010

    If you've seen the teaser trailers that have been released for David Fincher's upcoming Facebook movie, The Social Network, and thought that they were a bit cheesy, dramatic or just a tad OTT then you're going to love this parody from Jeff Loveness. Loveness...

  • VIDEO: Facebook movie - finally we see some action
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    VIDEO: Facebook movie - finally we see some action

    By 16 July 2010

    The previous trailer for the upcoming Facebook Movie - The Social Network - was just a load of cheesy one liners over some buzz words. We weren't impressed. To be honest it looked as if it might be a bit of a dud. But now, we're whistling a different...

  • VIDEO: Facebook movie trailer
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    VIDEO: Facebook movie trailer

    By 28 June 2010

    The first trailer for the upcoming Facebook movie has been released and, even though it only features sound bites from the film over some text, it looks as if it might be pretty corny. There are some awful one-liners it has to be said: "A million dollars...