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Zuckerberg’s 5bn internet aim may be naive experts warn

Zuckerberg’s 5bn internet aim may be naive experts warn

Mark Zuckerberg's plan to get five billion people in developing nations online is ambitious but unlikely to bear fruit any time soon, with a survey of network analysts suggesting the Facebook-led project faces a considerable lead-time before any significant number of users are actually connected. The so-called internet.org project may be supported by some industry heavyweights - including Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung - but the lack of a committed timescale is perhaps unsurprising, Computerworld reports, given the inherent challenges it faces.

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Elon Musk and David Sacks abandon Zuckerberg’s lobbying group FWD.Us

Elon Musk and David Sacks abandon Zuckerberg’s lobbying group FWD.Us

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame launched a lobbying group called FWD.Us, which purports to be for immigration reform and has more than a few big names associated with it, including Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, who joined a couple weeks after its unveiling. Among those big-name supporters was Elon Musk of Tesla and David Sacks of Yammer, both of whom have abandoned the group, according to sources who are said to be familiar with the matter.

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Facebook Home is Facebook’s second chance at wowing the mobile industry

Facebook Home is Facebook’s second chance at wowing the mobile industry

Back in 2010, when the mobile industry was rapidly rising in innovation and technology, Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg decided to create a mobile app for its social networking service that could work universally on all mobile operating systems. At the time, it seemed like a great idea, however, it was "probably one of the biggest mistakes we've ever made," Zuckerberg tells CNN. Initially, Zuckerberg believed that standalone mobile apps was just a fad that would disappear, and that people would primarily just surf the web via their smartphones.

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New Facebook Home ad features Mark Zuckerberg and a screaming goat

New Facebook Home ad features Mark Zuckerberg and a screaming goat

Facebook has revealed its next TV ad for Facebook Home, and this time, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is featured in it. In the video, Zuckerberg is making an announcement about the launch of Facebook Home, and how the app centers around the people, not the apps, and yadda yadda yadda. While he drones on and on, to the boredom of the employees, one employee takes to his HTC First, and scrolls around his Facebook Home interface.

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Angelfire site may be Mark Zuckerberg’s first website

Angelfire site may be Mark Zuckerberg’s first website

A link to a very 90s-looking Angelfire website surfaced over at Hacker News, with the poster claiming that it belongs to Mark Zuckerberg, who would have created it when he was just 15-years-old. The website is full of all sorts of interesting things, ranging from a GPA calculator for "all you psychos, myself included, who obsess over grades," to a blinking yellow eyeball welcoming visitors to "the only site where a yellow eye blinks at you."

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Facebook News Feed Update: it’s all changing – again

Facebook News Feed Update: it’s all changing – again

If you've heard about the Facebook event this week surrounding changes to the social network's main feed, you've likely felt a little tinge of annoyance. It's not as if we've not seen drastic changes to one of the most visited websites in the history of the world before, but as it's been made clear several times before: people don't like change in the tools they use every single day. So what can we expect over the next few months now that the Facebook crew is letting loose a brand new collection of features?

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