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Government Grills Mark Zuckerberg over Cryptocurrency Platform

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The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, attended a congressional session on last Wednesday. His next ‘big idea’ of the globally renowned social network to foray in cryptocurrency was met with tremendous disdain. Libra is an about-to-be-launched cryptocurrency, which is securely backed by international assets. Its calling card is the ability to spend it anywhere all over the world. This also poses a ‘big if’ for the central banks and governments […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 41: Copyright THIS!

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Image: Fertala/Flickr (Creative Commons) New Zealand is about to get a three-strikes law that remains very controversial, in how it got passed and what’s in the law. The TECHGEEK Weekly Podcast discuss the impact it has, while also discussing about Android’s latest security flaw and the BlackBerry Playbook. Meanwhile, it looks like one post on our site is about to be a cause in an all-out staff rivalry – I’ll […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 36: The Hidden Truth

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More censorship is coming to the App Store, Kogan makes the $1 million bet, and we see the insides of the iPad 2. Oh, and we have gone Charlie Sheen-mad this week after the release of the Gregory Brothers’ “Winning” song. Since Tom (and James, but he never shows up) is not here this week, we get Dave Barranquero – some random person that Chris and Stewart know – as […]

Video: Mark Zuckerberg on SNL – “I invented poking”

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If you have not seen The Social Network, here’s what you need to know. It’s about the origins of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg is portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg. OK, now that you’re up to speed, can you imagine Jesse meeting the real Mark Zuckerberg? Well, you don’t have to, as he made an appearance on Saturday Night Live during the weekend. Excuse the corn. Video is after the jump.

Mark Zuckerberg’s page hacked, taken down

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Mark Zuckerberg's Page on Facebook hacked (Source: MG Siegler/TechCrunch) Well, turns out the owner of the website that holds your most valuable information (and ships it off to advertisers) is not immune from hacking. Yes, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, found his Facebook page hacked and vandalised before Facebook shut it down. According to TechCrunch, among the variety of other sources around the web, the message left on his […]

The Year in Review 2010: The Highlights Reel

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2010. What a year to end a decade. From political uncertainty in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, the leaking of important US documents – from Afghanistan to diplomatic cables – and even a possible upheaval of our classification system to finally allow a R18+ rating in Australia, bringing it in line with other western nations. We got more information about the new National Broadband Network, while we […]

Zuckerberg to partner with Baidu to open Facebook China?

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Image: Sina (via Founder of Facebook and recent inductee to Time’s Person of the Year, Mark Zuckerberg, has been spotted in China taking a tour around Baidu; and now, speculation is rising of a possible Facebook in China, with the help of Baidu’s power in one of the largest markets in terms of users on the Internet. Baidu has been quick to downplay such rumours, telling that his meeting […]

Teaser for “The Social Network” film released

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Columbia Pictures has released the very first teaser trailer for the upcoming film about the popular social-networking website, Facebook, that is being written by Aaron Sorkin, of The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip fame. Titled “The Social Network” – though many have referred it as the Facebook Movie – it depicts the founding of Facebook and the conflict between ConnectU founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and […]

‘The Social Network’ film now has a poster

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Revealed yesterday, the film The Social Network (or the Facebook movie) revealed its official poster. The poster is just a face shot of Mark Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eisenberg, with the tag line “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies”. The movie, which recounts Zuckerberg’s founding of the popular social networking site, is based on The Accidential Billionaires by Ben Merzrich, and has been adapted […]