Kanye West has never been a very traditional figure, whether in his personal life or his artistic life. Continuing his long string of weird career moves, Kanye became a beggar. He took to Twitter to beg Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (ironic, right?) for money. And not just a little money. Kanye begged Zuckerberg for $53 million dollars.
Every new year brings with it a flurry of New Year’s resolutions. (We hope that your resolutions are going well, by the way.) Most of us have relatively simple resolutions. We resolve to go to the gym more often, lose a pound or two here or there and finally get around to working on that perfect work-life balance that people are always talking about. But Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg isn’t really like the rest of us; his New Year’s resolutions are a bit… extravagant.
As you may have heard by now, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced that they will be donating 99% of their Facebook shares. But, in the strictest sense, that’s not exactly true, and the way the couple is going about giving their money away has raised quite a few eyebrows.
The incredible rise of the Facebook system began in 2008 when an internal valuation sat at $4 billion, by 2009 an investment from Russian firm Digital Sky Technologies took the company to $6.5 billion.
Fast forward to 2010 and the company was quickly valued at $12 billion during the start of the year a number that quickly climbed to $34 billion by year end and then climbed again to $50 billion by the start of 2011. [Read more…]
Have you ever visited ‘facebobk.com’, ‘facemook.com’, ‘wwwfacefook.com’, ‘ffacebook.com’ and ‘faecbook.com’?
Well, Facebook is suing the holders of these domain names and 20 others, accusing them of infringing its trademark. In its suit, the holders of these domain names were essentially referred to as typosquatters. This practice relies on typographical errors or wrong spelling made by Internet users when keying in a website address. Should a user accidentally enter an incorrect website address, they may be led to an alternative website owned by a cybersquatter.
There are a number of ways in which a typosquatter can benefit from this and among them could be traffic from the wrongly spelled domain name, especially if it’s from a site as Facebook.
But then again, could there actually be a reason to think that suits for typosquatting can actually be nothing more than plain harassment or bullying?