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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 »

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 »

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 »

Judge Mulls Second Suit Against Facebook Founder

ConnectU suing Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their code

(Newser) - The former Harvard friends who unsuccessfully sued Facebook's founder two years ago for stealing their idea are trying again. They filed another suit in Massachusets federal court earlier this year; yesterday the judge said he'll rule in two weeks on whether to dismiss it. More »

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