Yes that image is surprisingly accurate. But first, Zuckerberg was pretty much the star of this weekend so we should discuss that.
ZUCKERBERG TAKES OVER THE NEWS
The billionaire’s hoodie got married this weekend, right after opening his company’s IPO on Friday. Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician who also went to Harvard (except she graduated), wed Zuckerberg in a Saturday ceremony that surprised the media and his Facebook followers. In proper fashion, no words were spoken about the subject except that he changed his relationship status to “married.”
I suppose it would have been in poor taste to not make it Facebook official. That’s the only way to prove it’s real.
However, despite the success Facebook experienced on Friday, reports are coming in on Monday that Facebook’s share price is down a significant amount due to problems during the initial opening.
Maybe Zuckerberg should have left the hoodie at home.
RIAA SUES LIMEWIRE FOR $75 TRILLION
Yeah you read that right, I didn’t misspell “trillion.” The Recording Industry Association of America has insisted that the file-sharing service Limewire owes them the large sum for some 11,000 songs that were distributed for free. They apparently can ask for damages for each property they felt was infringed, and this seems to amount to more than the GDP of United States, which makes the claim seem… very legitimate?
Manhattan federal judge Kimba Wood (thank god) called the amount “absurd,” so we’ll see how much the RIAA is able to get out of this suit. They’ll probably still make a crap-ton of money, so I don’t think they should be complaining.
Either way, they got a success from the US Supreme Court on Monday when the $675,000 amount they set against BU student Joel Tenenbaum was upheld. And that was only for 30 songs.
GOOGLE CHROME BECOMES MOST POPULAR BROWSER IN THE WORLD
And it only had to beat Internet Explorer to do it… yes people still use Internet Explorer. I don’t get it either. Best not to question it.
I mean, my mother still uses it but that’s because she does not understand how the Internet works.
According to Starcounter, the browser finally kept the lead for a week straight, although Internet Explorer is still immensely popular in Asia and certain parts of North America.
VIDEO GAMES USED FOR STROKE REHAB
Finally, in one of those pieces that proves that video games have more of a purpose than just exposing kids to violence, Engadget reported that neuroscientists at Newcastle University are developing a series of motion-controlled games to help regain motor skills.
That’s all I got. I think it’s just really cool.
FINALLY… MARK ZUCKERBERG AGAIN
Thought I was done with Zuckerberg? Well he’s just been all over the news this week so it comes as no surprise that the media would be swimming in him (wait a minute…)
Business Insider leaked some old IM’s from Zuckerberg’s college days where he talks about his infamous break from the Winklevoss twins.
One such message states: “The thing is they have a programmer who could finish their thing and they have money to pour into advertising and stuff. Oh wait I have money, too.”
Unethical? Maybe, but you don’t get 500 million friends without making a few enemies.