Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg May or May Not Have Signed a Contract

    July 20, 2010
    Chris Crum

You may recall last week when reports came out about some guy who claimed to own the majority of Facebook. Paul Ceglia claimed to own an 84% stake in the company, saying that CEO Mark Zuckerberg signed a contract with him in 2004.

The timing described didn’t appear to line up with common accounts of the founding of the company (such as the one in the book Accidental Billionaires – the basis for the upcoming David Fincher film The Social Network).

Today, Bloomberg is reporting that a lawyer for Facebook has said that she was "unsure" whether Zuckerberg actually signed this contract or not. She says that Zuckerberg worked as a coder for Ceglia. The alleged contract references "The Face Book", the pre-Facebook version of Facebook, which existed prior to the founding of Facebook the company. The story has gotten a little more interesting, and we’ve surely not heard the last of it.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nokia is searching for a new CEO, citing "people familiar with the situation" as the source.

Get Ready for New Android Tablets According to Wired, Asus is working on a new tablet that will run Android instead of Windows. Meanwhile, Engadget is reporting that Lenovo is promising its own Android tablet before the year’s end. Get ready for iPhone vs. Android Part 2: The Tablet Chapter.

Speaking of Android, Hexus reports that Adobe has demonstrated a p2p video calling system for Android, and they’re calling it FlashTime (as opposed to Apple’s FaceTime). Zing.

Apple did just post a record quarter though, and iPads were a big part of that (along with record Mac sales).


Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.