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'Shark attack' video posted on Instagram by Winklevoss twin

'Shark attack' video posted on Instagram by Winklevoss twin

MONTAUK, N.Y., June 21 (UPI) --Tyler Winklevoss, of the Winklevoss twins, posts video of shark he spotted off coast of Montauk, N.Y.
Danielle Haynes
Facebook launches Snapchat rival Slingshot

Facebook launches Snapchat rival Slingshot

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 17 (UPI) --Facebook launched a messaging app called Slingshot, which is like Snapchat expect that users have reply to a message before they can actually view it.
Ananth Baliga
Facebook acquires Finnish mobile data company Pryte

Facebook acquires Finnish mobile data company Pryte

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 3 (UPI) --Facebook is acquiring Finnish mobile data company Pryte for an undisclosed amount to help take forward CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Internet.org initiative.
Ananth Baliga
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan to give $120M to San Francisco-area schools

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan to give $120M to San Francisco-area schools

SAN FRANCISCO, May 30 (UPI) --Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, said Friday they are giving $120 million over five years to schools in the San Francisco area.
Frances Burns
Iranian court summons Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Iranian court summons Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 27 (UPI) --An Iranian judge has ordered Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg to appear before the court because of privacy complaints against Instagram and WhatsApp.
Ananth Baliga
Iranian judge orders Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court

Iranian judge orders Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court

TEHRAN, May 27 (UPI) --An Iranian judge has ordered Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer questions about privacy concerns regarding applications Instagram and WhatsApp.
Evan Bleier
Iran reportedly blocks WhatsApp because it's owned by Mark Zuckerberg

Iran reportedly blocks WhatsApp because it's owned by Mark Zuckerberg

TEHRAN, May 5 (UPI) -- Iran has reportedly blocked the WhatsApp messaging service because it is owned by "American Zionist" Mark Zuckerberg, who was raised Jewish.
Aileen Graef
Mark Zuckerberg: "Creative Labs is basically unbundling the big blue app"

Mark Zuckerberg: "Creative Labs is basically unbundling the big blue app"

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 16 (UPI) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees new initiative Creative Labs as a way to create new apps, detaching existing functionalities than can become stand-alone apps.
Ananth Baliga
FTC OKs Facebook-WhatsApp deal, warns both to honor privacy promises

FTC OKs Facebook-WhatsApp deal, warns both to honor privacy promises

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- The FTC has approved the $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook, but warned both companies to honor privacy promises made to users after the deal.
Ananth Baliga
Mark Zuckerberg's salary drops to $1, but he earns $3.3B through stock options

Mark Zuckerberg's salary drops to $1, but he earns $3.3B through stock options

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 1 (UPI) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's base salary fell to $1 last year, but his total compensation for the year was $653,165 and $3.3 billion in stock options.
Ananth Baliga
Facebook to use drones and satellites to provide Internet access

Facebook to use drones and satellites to provide Internet access

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 28 (UPI) -- Facebook has set up a Connectivity Lab with an ambitious plan to provide net access to two-thirds of the world lacking such access, using drones and satellites.
Ananth Baliga
Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion

Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion

March 25 (UPI) -- Oculus VR makes virtual-reality headsets for gamers.
Kate Stanton
Mark Zuckerberg calls Obama over frustration regarding the NSA

Mark Zuckerberg calls Obama over frustration regarding the NSA

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 13 (UPI) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called President Barack Obama Thursday expressing frustration over the excessive snooping being conducted by the NSA.
Ananth Baliga
Winklevoss twins land Virgin Galactic tickets to space, pay with Bitcoin

Winklevoss twins land Virgin Galactic tickets to space, pay with Bitcoin

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- The Winklevoss twins are going to space.
Veronica Linares
Randi Zuckerberg cast in Broadway's 'Rock of Ages'

Randi Zuckerberg cast in Broadway's 'Rock of Ages'

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Randi Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg's older sister, will make her Broadway debut this spring.
Veronica Linares
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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
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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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