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Facebook: Email Addresses Rolling Out More Rapidly
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If you’ve been waiting for your chance at a Facebook email address, you may get it soon. Somebody asked about them on Quora, and Facebook chimed in with a response

"The new Facebook messages is rolling out to more people more rapidly now. When you gain access you will be walked through a flow where you will be able to select an email address," says Facebook Director of Engineering Andrew "Boz" Bosworth.

Winklevoss Twins, Divya Narendra Revive Facebook Lawsuit
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Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, along with Divya Narendra, are at it again.  The three men, who claim Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook from them, have decided to effectively turn down an agreed-upon $65 million settlement and seek a much larger payout from the company.

Group Predicting Facebook Entry Into China Grows

A lot has been said in the past few weeks about Facebook entering China, and this morning, another expert expressed his opinion that the social network will at some point make an entrance.  Gady Epstein, the Beijing bureau chief for Forbes, even used a form of the word "inevitable" to describe the move.

Zuckerberg is the Person of the Year 2010 According to Time Magazine
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Update: Zuckerberg posted the following status update on Facebook:

Being named as TIME Person of the Year is a real honor and recognition of how our little team is building something that hundreds of millions of people want to use to make the world more open and connected. I’m happy to be a part of that.

Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Majority Of Wealth To Charity
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Critics of Mark Zuckerberg should consider taking the day, week, month, year, or even decade off.  Zuckerberg, whose net worth was calculated to be $6.9 billion as of September, has pledged to donate the majority of his fortune to charity.

Mark Zuckerberg Shares Philosophy Behind New Facebook Messaging System
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke at the Web 2.0 Summit and faced an interrogation from Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle. He spent a good portion of the discussion talking about the new messaging system announced this week. 

He said that Facebook was not looking to build an email product, but more what a "modern messaging system" would be if they started from scratch. "One of the things that is very good to solve with the social graph is spam," he said. "It’s been a classic email problem."

Forrester CEO Expresses Misgivings About Mark Zuckerberg

George Colony, who founded Forrester Research about 17 years ago and continues to act as its CEO, knows a thing or two about both the tech industry and leadership. Unfortunately for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, that means a harsh new …

Facebook Announces Single Sign-On, Location Upgrade, Deals Platform
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Following an introduction by Brandee Barker, Mark Zuckerberg kicked off this afternoon’s live Facebook event by talking about the mobile platform.  As of today, 200 million people are actively using the Facebook Mobile product across all platforms, he noted, which is triple the number that were using it last year.

Facebook And Bing Talk Social Search
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Yusuf Mehdi, Senior Vice President, Online Business, Microsoft  says they are  grateful for the Facebook partnership. We are going to show how search gets better because of your friends.

Editor’s note. This article was live blogged.

Qi Liu, President, Online Services Division Microsoft, talks about partnership between Facebook and Bing and taking search to the next level. We will harness potential of social, take it to the next level.

Unfolding a new era of search. Create search capabilities that were not available.

A Fake Eric Schmidt And A Fake Mark Zuckerberg
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Michael Arrington of TechCrunch created a fake Facebook account for Google CEO Eric Schmidt, showing that Facebook probably needs to do more to verify users. I’m guessing that Schmidt still has access to more personal information on Arrington, however. 

Facebook is Hardcore (and Other Facebook Trivia)

As you may know, Facebook made three major announcements today: a new Groups feature, a way to download all of your Facebook profile information, and a Dashboard to see how apps are using your data. For as simple as these things are, the company took a great deal of time explaining them and their thought process behind each feature. 

Facebook Makes Three Big Announcements
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Facebook made three major announcements today. These include: a way to download your Facebook info, a new dashboard for applications you use, and a new Groups feature. The theme each of these was presented under is that of giving users more control.

Download All Your Facebook Info in One File

Mark Zuckerberg Talks Success After Dropping Out of School (on The Simpsons)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been in the press a lot over the last couple of weeks. Ok, he’s been in the press a lot all year, but particularly as The Social Network approached its theatrical release Friday. 

Movie Review: The Social Network (The Facebook Movie)
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It’s not often I get the opportunity to write movie reviews for WebProNews, because it’s not often that major motion pictures are released about subjects within our general scope of coverage. I had the opportunity to attend a screening of The Social Network last night, so it seems appropriate that I offer my thoughts about the film here. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Announces Startup:Education
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As noted earlier this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is donating $100 million to public schools, starting in Newark, New Jersey. He’s set up a foundation called Startup:Education. 

Zuckerberg 35th Richest Person in America, and Facebook Credits/Phones Just Getting Started
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reached number 35 on the Forbes 400 List of Wealthiest Americans. Forbes has him estimated at $6.9 billion, ahead of even Steve Jobs, who is valued at $6.1 billion. 

Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Support of Change the Equation
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Update: Facebook emailed us with the following statement from Zuckerberg. It’s only slightly different from the status update:

“Our mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected – and we need to find the best  talent to get there,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “I had great classes and teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Everyone should.”

Rumor: Facebook Goes On “Lockdown” Due To Google
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Even with its 500 million users and omnipresence in society, Facebook is not discounting the threat posed by Google’s supposed plans to launch a social network, according to a new report.  Instead, the company’s gone into a sort of "lockdown" in response.

You Can’t Block Mark Zuckerberg From Your Facebook Profile
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Update: A Facebook spokesperson tells WebProNews, "This error isn’t specific to any one account.  It’s generated when a person has been blocked a certain large number of times.  In very rare instances, a viral campaign will develop instructing lots of people to all wrongly block the same person. The purpose of this system is to protect the experience for people targeted by these campaigns.  We’re constantly working to improve our systems and are taking a closer look at this one."

Facebook Launches Update for Android App
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It was recently discovered that Mark Zuckerberg had begun using an Android device. Many Android users were hopeful that would lead to the company improving its Android app, which has been less than perfect.

Whether Zuckerberg’s Android use was the driving factor or not, Facebook has indeed launched a new update for its Android app. A Facebook spokesperson shared some of the notable features of the update:

Personal Facebook Info Reportedly Leaked, Gawker Invades Zuckerberg’s Privacy

ThinQ.co.uk reports that a directory containing personal details of over 100 million Facebook users has surfaced on a file-sharing site. That’s about a fifth of Facebook’s total user base.