A couple of years ago, Zynga was doing very well financially through the Facebook ecosystem. Facebook was also benefiting from Zynga’s virtual currency purchases. Today there are less people playing FarmVille and the company has not had the same traction ever since. Facebook and Zynga’s stock prices have been taking a beating and now the two companies are loosening their ties with each other.
Google VP of product Bradley Horowitz was recently interviewed at the Business Insider Ignition conference. Horowitz said that ads on Facebook were like someone with a sandwich board interrupting two people having a conversation by trying to sell them food.
Jasmine Benjamin, a freshman at Valdosta State University in Georgia, was found murdered in the study area of her dorm last Sunday. Her parents said that nobody at the school had contacted them and they found out about her death on Facebook. This is every parent’s worst nightmare.
Paul Ceglia is known for allegedly doctoring a 2003 contract with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg according to BusinessInsider. Mr. Zuckerberg did engage with Mr. Ceglia when he was a freshman at Harvard University long before Facebook was started. However Paul Ceglia put together some documents that indicated that he should own 50% of Mark Zuckerberg’s shares in the company.
A fake “privacy notice” has been spreading virally on Facebook. The fake notice is asking for your personal details and data. The notice was added a few days after Facebook posted their new privacy details. The fake notice starts by saying that in response to the new guidelines, you will have to declare that your copyright is attached to all of your personality details, graphics, comics, etc. The full text of the notice is below — remember to just ignore the fake notice:
Lindsey Stone is a 30-year-old Massachusetts native that became one of the most hated people after uploading this Facebook photo. The photo is of herself sticking up her middle finger in front of the tomb of an unknown soldier while she was on a work-related trip to the Arlington National Cemetery.
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Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of the VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, is also a major shareholder and board member at Facebook. He has disclosed in an SEC filing that he has sold over 2.3 million shares of Facebook at prices that range from $22.85 to $23.83 per share. This adds up to around $54.1 million.