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AP : Zuckerburg paid $100 million settlement to ConnectU founders

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The AFP has revealed that Facebook paid US$65 million (or $99.04 million in Australian Dollars) to settle a lawsuit from ConnectU after they claimed that its founder and former college roommate, Mark Zuckerberg, stole their idea for the website. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, who represented ConnectU, actually boasted about the fact that they got Facebook to settle with ConnectU, saying that it was a sound investment and that […]

ConnectU founders place sixth, Aussie win gold

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ConnectU founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have placed sixth in the Men’s Rowing (Without Coxswain). This also means that their Olympic dreams are finished, as they don’t take any medals home. To get this far; both had to make through two rounds of heats, a semifinal and today’s final. The eventual winners were Drew Ginn and Duncan Free; from the Australian team (GO AUSTRALIA!!!). Canada came second, thanks to David […]

ConnectU has two weeks to prove infringement

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A federal judge in Boston has now given ConnectU two weeks to amend it’s copyright-infringement suit against Facebook after Facebook sought to have it dismissed. The case goes that ConnectU founders had hired Facebook’s Zuckerberg to write code for their “Harvard Connection,” a social networking site for Harvard. They also alleged that Zuckerberg stole the idea and code and made Facebook. There was no word if they would amend its […]

Facebook faces fraud claim

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The BBC is reporting that Facebook, the second-largest social networking site, is now facing legal action by a rival site. The site, ConnectU, have claimed that Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea while they were in Harvard. The federal case also said that ConnectU should be given ownership of Facebook. Documents from the lawyers at Facebook said that ConnectU’s “broad brush allegations” had no evidence supporting this claim. While […]

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