Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates have announced that they’re joining forces with other big names in the world of technology to create a new fund that will encourage private investment in clean energy.
Most of us have had Facebook accounts for the past few years, if not a decade. But time and bloat have turned once-beloved font of nostalgia into an onslaught of faux-sentimental sludge from strangers. So as Facebook stands poised to break itself into a bunch of different apps, we say to you: Screw it. It's time to…
The word on the interwebs today is that this 1999 Angelfire page belongs to one Mark Zuckerberg. Yes, that Mark Zuckerberg, which means this could be the very first website that the hoody that made Facebook ever created. If true, it's a time machine into the 15-year-old brain of the most powerful man on the Internet.
As The Register learned, in part of an ongoing effort to turn Facebook into its own, closed little ecosystem, Zuck's empire has closed off public events to, well, the public. Account-holding stalkers only, please.
When you were a kid your mom made you eat brussels sprouts. They were awful. But you ate them because you had to. Similarly, Facebook employees are reportedly being forced to use Facebook for Android. But not because it's great and they just don't see it, because they need to be reminded what a piece of steaming…
Presenting "Fund Me Maybe," the worst "Call Me Maybe" parody yet to hit the internaughts. It's about venture capital and Silicon Valley and love, maybe? Anyways. It's horrible, and the band performing it (Feedbomb, because of course that's what they'd call themselves) is fronted by Mark Zuckerberg's sister Randi.
PaperMag compiled a nice little list of celebrities who like to say (or humblebrag) how they don't own a TV. Which really translates to, "haha you suckers watch me on TV and give me millions and I don't even own a TV and I have beautiful cheekbones".
Mark Zuckerberg isn't the coding wiz he used to be. When he was young and not rich, he would put himself through coding marathon sessions, banging out lines like Lohan. It's true! I saw it in The Social Network. No more though. He doesn't code much nowadays and when he does, he sucks.
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
File this one under rumor, but CNBC just tweeted that Facebook is preparing to launch a new music service on September 22nd, which just happens to be the date of their annual f8 developer conference. What a coinkidink.
Facebook's already pretty inane. The only thing that could make it worse is, oh I dunno, having 10 year-olds running wild on it. Luckily, it's against the law for sub-13 year-olds to join data-collecting sites. Unless The Zuck changes that.
In this edition of the Joy of Tech, everyone's an innovator and an unusually snarky Bill Gates gets the final word. Start your photocopiers, indeed! [Joy of Tech]
Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss, who if you believe them, are the true inventors of Facebook, seem like decently level headed people. They're from the upper crust, for sure, but they respect hard work (as judged by their Olympian status) and reason (as judged by their Hahvadness).
The young billionaire had a recorded message for HTC's Mobile World Congress event today, praising HTC's new social efforts. He also announced that there will be more "phones with a deeper social integration" coming in 2011, with "multiple devices" due and possibly even as many as a dozen. Quite a change in position…
Congrats, Zuckerberg! You've officially made the list—up there on TIME's cover issue hall of fame alongside Churchill, some popes, and Hitler. But unlike the awards of their pre-internet era, the selection couldn't mean less today. POTY, you're obsolete.