Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg married Priscilla Chan today, two days after the social networking site had the biggest IPO in history and five days after the bride graduated from medical school.
Zuckerberg, 28, and Chan, 27, who met nine years ago at Harvard, married in a small ceremony in the backyard of his home in Palo Alto, Calif. Chan graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, on Monday, the same day Zuckerberg turned 28.
Time magazine has chosen Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old founder of Facebook, as its Person of the Year, a title given to an individual who has “for better or for worse…done the most to influence the events of the year.”
In a year fraught with political turmoil and sweeping actions involving lightning-rod individuals, Zuckerberg was an unexpected choice. A popular vote among Time readers, for instance, revealed that their pick was Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks. National politicians, international threats, and the leaders of hot-button political movements were also up for consideration.
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But it’s Zuckerberg who received 2010’s recognition, in a testament to the rising power of a new generation of Silicon Valley innovation and how much the ways in which we communicate have been dramatically changed by the Web and digital media.
“The way we connect with one another and with the institutions in our lives is evolving. There is an erosion of trust in authority, a decentralizing of power and at the same time, perhaps, a greater faith in one another. Our sense of identity is more variable, while our sense of privacy is expanding. What was once considered intimate is now shared among millions with a keystroke,” Time editor Richard Stengel wrote in an editorial explaining the magazine’s choice. “More than anyone else on the world stage, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is at the center of these changes.”
Earlier today a news broke by Mashable stated the rumor that Apple will possible be investing in Facebook, in a new Series E of funding. That rumor took the web and Twitter in particular, by fire. Responding to the rumors, Facebook’s director of Corporate Communications Larry Yu bluntly denied any such funding. Despite that Larry... Read More…
Earlier today a news broke by Mashable stated the rumor that Apple will possible be investing in Facebook, in a new Series E of funding. That rumor took the web and Twitter in particular, by fire. Responding to the rumors, Facebook’s director of Corporate Communications Larry Yu bluntly denied any such funding.
Despite that Larry Yu denied the rumors, it does not mean that the whole story is just made up. It could just be that he has been kept unaware of any such investments. To imagine the things, any chances of Apple’s investment in Facebook are meager when it already has 500m in funding and 5% investment from the giant Microsoft.
The rumors started from a reported meeting between Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, held at Job’s home. The meeting was simply arranged to discuss Facebook’s integration with Apple’s new music social network, Ping. But some imagination and one tipster and we always have such kind of rumors for us.