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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates has regained the top spot on Forbes magazine's annual list of global billionaires for the 15th time in the last 20 years.
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Zuckerberg says NSA scandal makes business relationships tougher

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said Monday "the government blew it" by failing to explain its massive data collection program.
Facebook plunking down $16 billion for WhatsApp

Facebook plunking down $16 billion for WhatsApp

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet social networking mammoth Facebook said Wednesday it will plunk down $16 billion for the instant-messaging service WhatsApp.

The big givers increased giving in 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Heavyweight U.S. philanthropists, especially those who are living, beefed up their charitable giving in 2013, the Chronicle of Philanthropy said Monday.
Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan named top U.S. philanthropists of 2013

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan named top U.S. philanthropists of 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Mark Zuckerberg and his wife's $1 billion gift to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2013 made them the top philanthropists of 2013.
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Zuckerberg: U.S. should have been more open on NSA program

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday the U.S. government should have been more open about its domestic surveillance program.
Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor in Batman-Superman casting surprise

Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor in Batman-Superman casting surprise

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The "Social Network" star will be ditching those curls to play Lex Luthor.
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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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