Mark Zuckerberg

  • Zuckerberg’s Pitch To Harvard CS Students [Audio]

    Guys I’m still really sleepy from China jetlag so I don’t know if I’ll get through the entire hour of this, but I know it’ll interest some of you and probably me when I wake up so I’m posting it here so some other tech blogger doesn’t get to it first. Read More

  • Zuck’s New Favorite Song Lyric: “Had A Dream I Was King. I Woke Up, Still King.”

    Zuck’s New Favorite Song Lyric: “Had A Dream I Was King. I Woke Up, Still King.”

    Days after headlining Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” list for the second year in a row, Facebook CEO and TIME Person of the Year Mark Zuckerberg has updated his Facebook status with the following somewhat Machiavellian Eminem song lyric, “Had a dream I was king. I woke up, still king” to which he adds the commentary “Favorite lyric in awhile.” Read More

  • Zuckerberg's Not So Subtle Dig At Google Circles

    Zuckerberg's Not So Subtle Dig At Google Circles

    Even as Facebook revealed some new chat products on Wednesday, the elephant in the room was Google’s latest attempt to create a social network, Google+. Mark Zuckerberg tried deflect direct comparisons by saying, “Every app is going to be social.” But he did make one remark, which suggested how he really feels about Google+ and one of its main features, Circles. … Read More

  • Card Designer: The Inspiration For Zuckerberg's "I'm CEO, Bitch"? Steve Jobs.

    Card Designer: The Inspiration For Zuckerberg's "I'm CEO, Bitch"? Steve Jobs.

    “I’m CEO, Bitch.” While the story of this title appearing on Mark Zuckerberg’s early Facebook business cards has been around outside the company since at least 2009, when Ben Mezrich’s The Accidental Billionaires was released, it really exploded into legendary status last year. That’s when the Acadmey Award-winning film, The Social Network (based on… Read More

  • Mark Zuckerberg To Belle Haven 8th Graders: "There's No Shortcuts"

    During what is panning out to be community service week for big-time tech CEOs, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took the stage yesterday in order to inspire the graduating eighth graders at Belle Haven Community School in Menlo Park, CA. Impetus behind the speech: Facebook is moving its headquarters to Menlo Park, so Zuck (Mr. Z or Mr. Mark Zuckerman according the Belle Haven principal)… Read More

  • Attn Entrepreneurs: Mark Zuckerberg Isn't the Role Model. Reid Hoffman Is.

    Attn Entrepreneurs: Mark Zuckerberg Isn't the Role Model. Reid Hoffman Is.

    Forty-plus weeks traveling the emerging world has taught me many things. Chief among them is that most entrepreneurs outside Silicon Valley learn the wrong lessons looking in. A lot of that is the fault of publications like TechCrunch: We get excited about new things. If it’s exploding like Groupon, all the better. But we even go nuts over things like Foursquare or Quora that have… Read More

  • How We All Missed Web 2.0's "Netscape Moment"

    How We All Missed Web 2.0's "Netscape Moment"

    (Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a series about the late stage, secondary investing craze sweeping the venture capital business. For the first two installments go here and here.) On May 26, 2009 Mike sat down with Yuri Milner, Mark Zuckerberg and a Flipcam to talk about the then-scandalous $200 million investment DST made in Facebook, at a price that valued the company… Read More

  • "Let The Hacking Begin" Declares Person Who Hacked Zuckerberg's Facebook Fan Page

    "Let The Hacking Begin" Declares Person Who Hacked Zuckerberg's Facebook Fan Page

    Earlier today, a strange message appeared on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s fan page. It read as follows: Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business’ the way Nobel Price winner Muhammad Yunus described it? Read More

  • Tech Industry Giants on IPad's Contribution

    Zuckerberg, Doerr and More on How the iPad Has Changed Everything (TCTV)

    Paul Carr and my jokes aside, the Crunchies is pretty much an unabashed love-fest. We even get along with our arch-competitors GigaOm and VentureBeat long enough to co-host the event. But our annual love for Apple remains mostly unrequited. We shower them with awards and praise, and they don’t even send so much as an intern to accept their monkey statues. In the past, we’ve filled… Read More

  • You're Not Mark Zuckerberg – But This Shop Lets You Dress Like Him

    You're Not Mark Zuckerberg – But This Shop Lets You Dress Like Him

    This has apparently been around for a while, so excuse me if you’ve seen it before. A riff on Marc by Marc Jacobs, Mark by Mark Zuckerberg lets you dress like Facebook’s already iconic founder and CEO. Why didn’t anyone think of this before? Who cares if Esquire Magazine just named Zuckerberg among the worst-dressed celebrities of 2010? He’s CEO, bitch. And a 26… Read More

  • Awards In Hand, The Social Network Filmmakers Heap Praise On Zuckerberg

    Awards In Hand, The Social Network Filmmakers Heap Praise On Zuckerberg

    One of the standout scenes at in The Social Network happens in the first five minutes of the movie. Erica Albright (Rooney Mara) is sitting in a bar with boyfriend Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) when she says the following to him: You are probably going to be a very successful computer person. But you’re going to go through life thinking that girls don’t like you because… Read More

  • Hacker Defaces Website Of Kenya Police In Tribute Of Mark Zuckerberg

    Hacker Defaces Website Of Kenya Police In Tribute Of Mark Zuckerberg

    A hacker has apparently defaced the website of Kenya’s law enforcement body (kenyapolice.go.ke), according to Nairobi, Kenya-based business reporter Larry Madowo. Sure enough, it appears the hacker did this in tribute of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Read More

  • Glassdoor's List of Naughty (Mark Hurd) and Nice (Mark Zuckerberg) CEOs (TCTV)

    Glassdoor's List of Naughty (Mark Hurd) and Nice (Mark Zuckerberg) CEOs (TCTV)

    Glassdoor.com is a site where employees can honestly say how they feel about their employers. The promise is it helps people make more informed job decisions. But even if the company never pulls that off, I’m glad it exists to give business voyeurs like me a window into the companies that put on such a brave PR face. Enter this year’s list of naughty and nice CEOs and best companies… Read More

  • Eduardo Saverin Beats Mark Zuckerberg to Indonesia

    Eduardo Saverin Beats Mark Zuckerberg to Indonesia

    Someone needs to make me a “Where in the world is Eduardo Saverin?” logo. Following up on my story that he was holed up in a penthouse in Singapore investing in Facebook games, comes news that Saverin has hopped over to Indonesia to meet with some startups. Pictured to the left is Saverin with Aria Rajasa of GantiBaju– a company I wrote about here that won the SparkxUp awards… Read More

  • Interview With Mark Zuckerberg At Web 2.0 Summit (VIDEO)

    This is seriously the best Mark Zuckerberg interview I’ve ever seen. Fresh off of the announcement of Facebook Messages (yes, that’s what the product is called) Zuckerberg took the stage at Web 2.0 Summit to talk about the state of Facebook. Zuckerberg went into the recent scuffles with Google, how soon every major product will be rethought to be social, why Facebook’s been on… Read More

  • Zuckerberg: Our System Is Not An Email Killer. But If It Dies As A Result…

    Zuckerberg: Our System Is Not An Email Killer. But If It Dies As A Result…

    Today during the unveiling of their “modern messaging system“, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had quite a bit to say about the rumored death of email with the coming of their product. “This is not an email killer. This is a messaging experience that includes email as one part of it,” Zuckerberg said. Of course, he then went on to say that if in the future… Read More

  • Zuckerberg Vs. D’Angelo, ‘Before They Were Stars’ And ‘Where Are They Now?’

    Zuckerberg Vs. D’Angelo, ‘Before They Were Stars’ And ‘Where Are They Now?’

    Above is the Team page for Synapse, the Pandora-like music recommendation plugin Mark Zuckerberg and former Facebook engineer and Quora founder Adam D’Angelo built in 2002, while they were in high school together. You can access the entire site through the Web Archive here. Aol, Microsoft and WinAmp all expressed interest in buying the WinAmp program and Zuckerberg and… Read More

  • Where in the World Is Eduardo Saverin? In Singapore Funding Facebook Games.

    Where in the World Is Eduardo Saverin? In Singapore Funding Facebook Games.

    I haven’t run into him, but have confirmed from at least ten local programmers and angel investors that Eduardo Saverin– the Brazilian-born estranged Facebook co-founder who helped Ben Mezrich write a devastating revenge book of his ouster before taking a settlement and disappearing from the face of the US tech scene– has been hiding out in Singapore for the better part of… Read More

  • Pincus: In Five Years, Connections Will Be To Each Other, Not The Web; We'll Be Dial Tones

    Pincus: In Five Years, Connections Will Be To Each Other, Not The Web; We'll Be Dial Tones

    Today at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins unveiled a new $250 million fund for investing in social applications, called “sFund”. Joining Kleiner Perkins in this venture are some Internet heavyweights: Facebook, Zynga, and Amazon. And CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Pincus, and Jeff Bezos took the stage today to talk a bit about… Read More

  • Nick Denton: Zuckerberg's Original Idea for Facebook Was Dark Facebook.

    Nick Denton: Zuckerberg's Original Idea for Facebook Was Dark Facebook.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is mentioned 10 times in Ben McGrath’s much ballyhooed New Yorker profile on blog impressario Nick Denton. The most interesting mention is in the context of a story about Zuckerberg and Denton serving on a panel together at a News Corp. retreat in Monterey, a fact which in and of itself is kind of ominous: “I actually like the guy,” he said. Read More