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Top words of 2012: 'Broga,' 'Fiscal Cliff' … Britain releases 'zombie' plan … Australia's unwanted Xmas gifts go online … Christmas drunks keep Swedish police busy … UPI Quirks in the News.

Newark releases emails about Facebook gift

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Emails on a $100 million gift from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to the Newark, N.J., schools were released late on Christmas Eve.

Top words of 2012: 'Broga,' 'Fiscal Cliff'

LONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- London-based CollinsDictionary.com has released its top words of 2012, including "Superstorm," "Gangnam Style" and "Fiscal Cliff."

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Stocks drop Wednesday ... Kodak patents fetch $525 million ... Zuckerberg donates $500 million ... Egypt cigarette worker strike ends ... News from United Press International.
Zuckerberg donates $500 million

Zuckerberg donates $500 million

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced he has given $500 million to a non-profit donation fund to help improve health and education.

Tables turned on Facebook fraudster Ceglia

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- So much for old "friends" -- Paul Ceglia, whose claim to half of Facebook was stiff-armed by the Internet firm, is now facing criminal charges for the ordeal.

Facebook video celebrates 1 billion users

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet giant Facebook is celebrating 1 billion users with a new video, saying the site brings people together like bridges, airplanes -- and chairs.
Facebook 'burned 2 years' on wrong mobile tech

Facebook 'burned 2 years' on wrong mobile tech

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Facebook "burned two years" betting on the wrong mobile technology, founder Mark Zuckerberg said, adding the U.S. company's public offering was "disappointing."

Zuckerberg elects to hold onto shares

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said in a regulatory filing that he will hold onto his company shares for at least 12 months.
Facebook's oldest user meets Zuckerberg

Facebook's oldest user meets Zuckerberg

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A 101-year-old California woman, believed to be Facebook's oldest user, was treated to a tour of the company's headquarters and met co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Frank Ghery designs new Facebook building

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Famed architect Frank Gehry was chosen to design a new Facebook building in Menlo Park, Calif., officials said.
Dog days begin to fade

Dog days begin to fade

Investors will wait until Thursday for a series of manufacturing reports and until Friday for a government report on U.S. durable goods.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Zuckerberg's CEO skills in doubt

Zuckerberg's CEO skills in doubt

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Industry analysts have begun to question whether Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of U.S. Internet giant Facebook, is up to the task of running the company.
Facing facts at Facebook

Facing facts at Facebook

There may be an interesting psychological study available in Menlo Park, Calif., this year -- a study on disappointment -- as Facebook employees watch the value of their company sink day by day.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

End of sales moratorium jolts Facebook

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The end of a moratorium on the sale of Facebook shares has been met with lower stock prices for the U.S. Internet giant.
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Mark Zuckerberg
The Facebook homepage of Mark Zuckerberg is displayed on the Internet on December 15, 2010. Zuckerberg, 26, has been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2010. Zuckerberg is the CEO and co-founder of Facebook. UPI

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for co-creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is chief executive and president. It was co-founded as a private company in 2004 by Zuckerberg and classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while they were students at Harvard University. In 2010, Zuckerberg was named Time magazine's Person of the Year. As of 2011, his personal wealth was estimated to be $13.5 billion.

Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in White Plains, New York to Karen, a psychiatrist, and Edward Zuckerberg, a dentist. He and his three sisters, Randi, Donna, and Arielle, were brought up in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Zuckerberg was raised Jewish and had his bar mitzvah when he turned 13, although he has since described himself as an atheist.

At Ardsley High School, Zuckerberg had excelled in the classics before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy in his junior year, where he won prizes in science (math, astronomy and physics) and Classical studies (on his college application, Zuckerberg listed as non-English languages he could read and write: French, Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek) and was a fencing star and captain of the fencing team. In college, he was known for reciting lines from epic poems such as The Iliad.

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