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Winklevoss Twins Going to Space, Via Bitcoins

They use their go-to currency to book on Virgin Galactic

(Newser) - Virgin Galactic has signed up two more high-profile passengers to space: the Winklevoss twins of Facebook fame. In a blog post , Tyler wrote that he and Cameron had paid for their tickets using their favorite currency—bitcoins.
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The FBI Has More Bitcoins Than the Winklevoss Twins

The US government's wallet is the biggest in the world

(Newser) - The biggest Bitcoin wallet in the world appears to belong to … the FBI? Yes, thanks to its takedown of Silk Road , the Bureau now holds a wallet with 144,000 Bitcoins, Wired reports, which as of this writing is worth somewhere around $100 million. While the Bitcoin market is... More »

Winklevoss Twins Want You to Invest in Bitcoins

They ask SEC for permission to create fund for ordinary investors

(Newser) - We already knew the Winklevoss twins were big believers— and big investors —in the virtual currency known as Bitcoin. Now the twins famous for their fight with Mark Zuckerberg over the origins of Facebook are upping the ante: They have filed papers with the SEC to create the Winklevoss... More »

Winklevoss Twins Behind One of Biggest Bitcoin Hauls

Former Zuckerberg rivals: digital currency 'here to stay'

(Newser) - The Winklevoss twins of Facebook fame/infamy are leading the charge on another digital frontier: the digital currency known as bitcoin. Their holdings translated to some $11 million in actual money, they say; that is, before values dropped drastically yesterday. But Tyler and Cameron are confident in their investment. "People... More »

Winklevosses Sink $1M in New Social-Network Venture

They back Divya Narendra's investment site with $1M

(Newser) - It seems their much-publicized battle with Mark Zuckerberg hasn't put the Winklevoss twins off social networking for good. Instead, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have invested $1 million in another social site: SumZero, a site created in 2008 by their fellow Facebook-fighter Divya Narendra and another Harvard grad. The site,... More »

Winklevii Shoot Back at Larry Summers Over Insult

Ex-Harvard president 'tactfully challenged,' twins charge

(Newser) - The twins who claim Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook don't like being called assholes. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss—following some choice remarks from Larry Summers about suit-wearing undergraduates—have accused the former Harvard president of being "tactfully challenged," the Wall Street Journal reports. When they... More »

Winklevoss Twins Sue Facebook ... Again

After dropping appeal, new suit is filed

(Newser) - Well, apparently they're not packing it in quite yet: Just one day after dropping plans to appeal their $65 million Facebook settlement, the Winklevoss twins filed a new suit against the social networking site yesterday. This time around, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and business partner Divya Narendra seek to... More »

Winklevoss Twins Drop Facebook Appeal

They were going to ask the Supreme Court for a review

(Newser) - The Winklevoss twins are finally packing it in. Cameron and Tyler have dropped plans to appeal their Facebook settlement to the Supreme Court, reports Reuters . The twins say Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook and owes them more than the $65 million cash-and-stock settlement they agreed to in 2008.... More »

Winklevoss Twins Appeal to Supreme Court

They're still trying to back out of Facebook settlement

(Newser) - The Winklevoss twins still haven’t given up in their quest to wring more money out of Facebook; they’ve now decided to appeal their case to the Supreme Court, the law firm representing them announced yesterday. The twins are trying to back out of the settlement they agreed to... More »

Now Winklevosses Getting Sued for Facebook Money

Software developer says he deserves up to 50% of their settlement

(Newser) - First the Winklevoss twins went after Facebook, and received $65 million for their efforts. Now, a Boston software developer is saying the Winklevosses owe him, and is taking them to court for up to half of that settlement. Wayne Chang says his P2P software was integrated into the Winklevosses' ConnectU... More »

Real Creator of Facebook? It's Mark Zuckerberg

He didn't invent social networking, but he perfected it: Farhad Manjoo

(Newser) - Sorry, Winklevoss twins . And you, too, Paul Ceglia . The person who deserves the credit and the riches for inventing Facebook is Mark Zuckerberg, writes Farhad Manjoo in Slate . Zuckerberg didn't so much invent social networking as perfect the concept by building upon already existing ideas. "The real value of... More »

Judge: Winklevosses Can't Renege on Facebook Deal

Twins knew what they were doing when

(Newser) - A federal appeals court ruled today that former Harvard University schoolmates of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg can't undo their settlement over creation of the social networking site. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said that Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss were savvy enough to understand what they were agreeing to... More »

Facebook Foes Winklevoss Twins Get Sued Themselves

Former business partner says they owe him millions

(Newser) - This probably goes over well in the Facebook offices: The Winklevoss twins are being accused of doing to a business partner essentially what they accuse Mark Zuckerberg of doing to them. A web developer named Wayne Chang is suing the brothers, claiming he had an ownership stake in their company... More »

Winklevoss Twins Sue Facebook Again

Say Zuckerberg committed securities fraud

(Newser) - One $65 million settlement wasn’t enough for Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who once upon a time hired Mark Zuckerberg to develop a social networking site. The twins are suing Facebook again, claiming that Zuckerberg committed securities fraud by lying to them about the value of Facebook, Mashable reports. They’... More »

The Social Network: Where Are They Now?

(Newser) - After seeing the movie The Social Network, viewers may feel the desire to watch a VH1 Special to answer the question, Where are they now? And how did the movie do at showing the true characters of the cast surrounding the rise of Facebook? The VH1 special isn't available (yet)... More »

Duplicitous Zuckerberg Stalled Early Facebook Rival

Founder delayed project he was working on to benefit his site

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook from the founders of a rival site and intentionally stalled that site's development so his would prosper. That's the takeaway from an analysis of instant messages Business Insider says it “believes” the Facebook CEO sent while his site was getting off the... More »

Facebook and Rival Settling Origins Lawsuit

ConnectU had accused Zuckerberg of filching social network ideas

(Newser) - Pending lawsuits between Facebook and rival social networking site ConnectU will be settled, a source tells the New York Times. The founders of ConnectU accused Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their ideas back when both sites were in their infancy, and the Facebook CEO filed a countersuit against his former Harvard... More »

Facebook Court Defeat May Presage a Fall

Zuckerberg's attempted censorship 'a major fumble', says columnist

(Newser) - Facebook has been handed a defeat in its attempts to censor the independent Harvard alumni magazine 02138, which published confidential court documents relating to founder Mark Zuckerberg's earlier work for a rival site. That's a good thing, says Kara Swisher of the Wall Street Journal, for whom the attempted injunction... More »

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