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  1. Tech

    Mark Zuckerberg Will Bring Internet to Developing Countries by Assembling Skynet’s Drone Fleet

    Mark Zuckerberg isn't happy with a paltry 1.23 billion people using Facebook. No, he needs everyone else to get on board, but residents of developing countries have a difficult time acquiring and affording Internet access. So, he's going to solve that problem the same way we seem to solve every problem now: drones.

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  2. Tech

    Mark Zuckerberg And His Plan To Bring Free Internet To The World

    Facebook might just take over the planet. This afternoon, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mark Zuckerberg revealed an ambitious plan to bring free internet access to everyone around the world. The access he wants to provide includes basic stuff, like the weather, messaging, and of course, Facebook, because what is the Internet without it?

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  3. Tech

    Facebook Stops Pretending They Aren’t Trying to be Twitter Anymore, Unveils Trending Topics

    You know how everyone loves Twitter and totally doesn't make fun of it or anything? And they're always saying stuff like, "Man, I wish Facebook were more like Twitter?" Okay, me neither. But apparently we're not talking to the same people as Mark Zuckerberg, because the team that brought hashtags to Facebook has just added Trending Topics.

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  4. Tech

    Facebook and HTC Do Thing They Bragged About Not Doing

    During today's presentation by Facebook that unveiled Facebook Home and the HTC First, Mark Zuckerberg and friends seemed pretty proud of themselves that Home runs on an unaltered or "unforked" version of Android. It came up a few times in the presentation, and I laughed every time, because the way Zuckerberg says "forked" made it sound like he was swearing. Despite the multiple mentions to Home's ability to run on Android unaltered, HTC has confirmed that the First is running a modified version of Android to better optimize for Facebook Home. Fork.

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  5. Tech

    Facebook Phone Revealed as “Home” Software and HTC First

    The speculation is over, and the Facebook Phone is finally a real thing. Rather, it's a few things, and they were all just announced at Facebook's live event. The focus of the event was a new version of Facebook's Android software called "Facebook Home" which will be available to download April 12th. Facebook, HTC, and AT&T also announced the HTC First, which will be the first phone built around Facebook Home. Let's take a look at what Home is all about.

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  6. Tech

    Code.org Gets Gates, Zuckerberg, and More to Talk About Importance of Coding [Video]

    A few weeks ago Code.org launched with the goal of getting more young people excited about coding. When they launched there were rumors that they were producing a video with some of the biggest names in coding like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Today they released that video, and sure enough, Gates and Zuckerberg are in there. They're in good company too, with some big name coders from Twitter, Dropbox, and for some reason will.i.am. The takeaway message? Being a programmer now is basically like being a junk bond trader in the 1980s, except the cocaine and strippers have been replaced with free pizza and awesome rumpus rooms, and the bond trading has been replaced with doing something of some utility to society.

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  7. Tech

    Code.org Says “Hello, World” to Get Everybody Coding

    Computer science is one of the fastest growing fields out there, but its growth is outpacing the number of young people studying it. One projection says that by the year 2020 there will be 1,000,000 more computer science jobs than computer science students. That's a huge disparity. The new site Code.org launched today to try to change that by helping grow computer programming education in the United States. It seems like their plan is to make coding seem cool so more young people will learn how to do it. Where do we sign up?

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  8. Tech

    Worst Money You’ll Ever Spend: Cough Up $100 to Message a Complete Stranger on Facebook

    You most likely remember your parents repeating the phrase over and over in the hopes that it would eventually embed itself in your adolescent minds: "Don't talk to strangers." Years later, it turns out their advice was taken to heart since Facebook is currently testing an initiative to charge users to message complete strangers outside their network -- though why'd you even want to do so prior to this change is beyond us -- that will set them back $100. The social media juggernaut is still deliberating over the exact price point, but regardless, contacting some random unknown who will most likely ignore your message seems like a quick way to throw money down the drain no matter the finalized cost.

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  9. Tech

    If Social Networks Played Risk, Facebook Would Win

    Risk, the game of world domination, is pretty popular among geeks. If you're unfamiliar with the game, the board is a map of the world divided into territories, and the goal is to eliminate other players and occupy the entire world with your pieces. Vincenzo Cosenza's latest World Map of Social Networks, showing which social networks dominate which countries, looks an awful lot like a Risk board, and if it's any indication, Mark Zuckerberg is probably very good at the game.

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  10. Tech

    Mark Zuckerberg Supposedly Used His Voice for Facebook Poke App’s Notification Sound

    Facebook's one of those companies that's notorious for attempting to purchase any other company that they determine to be within their wheelhouse. It's pretty much the driving reason behind their acquisition of Instagram. If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em. That's why when Snapchat, an app that sends self-destructing pictures, hit the market, it's not surprising to learn that Facebook tried to acquire them. When that didn't pan out, Facebook built their own Poke app, which is basically the same thing. What's actually interesting about the app is that Mark Zuckerberg himself supposedly worked on it, and even used his own voice for the notification sound.

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  11. Weird

    Mark Zuckerberg Rides A Bull Through Wall Street, Goring Bystanders [Video]

    Now that the Facebook IPO is finally going down, you're probably wondering "what exactly happened?" If so, this "re-enactment" from everyone's favorite Taiwanese Animation house Next Media Animation is the perfect primer on what totally didn't happen. That said, you're good old pal Zuckerburger totally has enough money to do pretty much whatever he wants. The fact that it wasn't this is just a coincidence.

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  12. Tech

    Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Fortune Fluctuate Minute By Minute

    The Facebook IPO finally went through this morning and Facebook stock is available for trade on NASDAQ. Hoorah. You'd be hard-pressed to get your hands on any shares (currently $40.99 a piece) but your good pal Zucks has his obscene fortune tied up in his 503.6 million shares (now $41.07 a piece) of Facebook stock. Curious how much those shares are worth at any given time? Of course you are; everybody likes witnessing the exact value of someone else's absurdly large fortune ($20.67 billion, up from $20.64 billion like 2 minutes ago), right? Luckily there's a widget for that.

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  13. Tech

    Facebook to Buy Instagram for $1 Billion [Updated]

    Facebook has announced that it will purchase the popular photo manipulation and sharing app Instagram for $1 billion in cash and shares. The move comes as something of a surprise as Instagram only just announced its app would be available on the Android app store. Despite the purchase by the world's largest social network, both Facebook and Instagram insist that existing users of the app will have the same experience they've grown to love.

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  14. Tech

    Mark Zuckerberg Comes Out Against SOPA, PIPA

    Up until now, Facebook has been pretty quietly anti-SOPA. Sure, they've been anti-SOPA from the start, but in a very reserved, quietly private way. They wouldn't just up and tell you; you'd have to look into yourself. For instance, they were one of the Internet giants who took out that full page ad, and one of the ones who wrote that letter. They were even one of the companies reportedly considering the nuclear option. Nonetheless, they hadn't public addressed users, until today.

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  15. Tech

    Man Legally Changes Name to Mark Zuckerberg in Response to Facebook Suing Him

    In response to Rotem Guez launching LikeStore, a website that sells advertisers Facebook Likes for their Facebook pages, Facebook is suing him. LikeStore offers users free content for Liking a company's page, which happens to be in violation of Facebook's current Terms of Service, so Facebook decided it was time to shut the service down. Guez is unhappy, as one might expect, and claims that though LikeStore is indeed in violation of the current Terms of Service, many other companies offer the same service. So, Guez did what any rational person would do in response to a lawsuit from Facebook -- he legally changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg hoping that the bad publicity of Facebook suing Mark Zuckerberg would deter their legal efforts.

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