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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Winklevii’

Winklevoss Twins Are Going to Space Thanks to Bitcoin and Richard Branson

Following in the footsteps of notable names like Lance Bass, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are pursuing a trip into space–and they are paying their way with bitcoin. “Cameron and I have decided to use our bitcoin to take the plunge, or rather propulsion, into space. Why? Because Bitcoin and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic are two technologies that meaningfully represent …

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“Fortunately,” Nobody Confuses Armie Hammer with a Real Winklevoss

Armie Hammer, aka the guy who played (both) Winklevoss twins in 2010’s The Social Network, stopped by Conan to talk about his upcoming role as The Lone Ranger, being tall, and more. Eventually, the conversation shifted to his role in the great movie about Facebook’s creation. Hammer talks about not having a twin despite Hollywood’s insistance, the Winklevii, and being …

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Facebook Stock Jumps As New Shares Become Available, Winklevoss Twins Hold On To Millions Of Shares

Facebook shares jumped on Wednesday as 800 million new shares became eligible for sale as the latest in a series of lockups expired. Shares closed at $22.36. The New York Times reports that Andreesen Horowitz, one of the company’s biggest investors, sold over 4.6 million shares within an hour of close. Most of these shares were reportedly the firm’s shares …

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Winklevoss Twins Hukk $750,000 at Online Shopping Startup Hukkster

Earlier this year, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss started Winklevoss Capital, their own private venture capital firm. Shortly after that, the two purchased an $18 million, 8,000 sq ft mansion in Los Angeles, reportedly signifying an expansion of the firm to the west coast (they already have offices in NYC). In September, Winklevoss Capital made its first major investment. They put …

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Winklevoss Twins Pump $1 Million into Divya Narendra’s SumZero

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have put their hands into another social network, but this one doesn’t involve likes, pokes, or any photos of obscure friends’ babies. The Winklevii, best known for the part they played in the creation of Facebook and the years-long lawsuit that followed, have just invested $1 million into a four-year-old startup, SumZero. SumZero bills itself as …

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Winklevii Purchase $18 Million, 8,000 Sq Ft L.A. Mansion, Will be Roomies

If you’re a former Olympian who may or may not have had the original idea for Facebook and you want to expand your startup company to the west coast, not to mention there’s two of you – what do you do? Apparently, if you’re the Winklevoss Twins, the answer to that is “Buy a huge freaking mansion.” According to TMZ, …

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Facebook IPO Leaves Winklevoss Twins Speechless (On Twitter)

There’s been a whole lot of chatter about the Facebook IPO today. However, there’s not been much from the Winklevoss Twins, the Harvard duo that founded ConnectU, and made cinematic history in The Social Network with Armie Hammer’s portrayal of them. The twins are regularly engaged on Twitter, giving the world a glimpse into their TV viewing habits and animal …

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The Winklevii Are Looking For Programmers

Last week, we heard that the long-time Facebook litigators Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss had started their own venture capital company. In an interview on CNBC, the twins weren’t too forthcoming with the details, but did say that the company would focus on “early stage disruptive start-ups.” “We’re looking for companies…where we can add both capital and operational experience and sort …

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Someone Is Screwing With The Winklevii At JFK Airport

Maybe it’s just me (and Chris Crum, as well), but the Winklevii are endlessly entertaining on Twitter. Both Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss continue to factor into our daily scannings of Twitter. Although they have faded out of the spotlight a little bit since stopping their pursuit of a bigger chunk of Facebook, the twins still played a huge role in …

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Tyler Winklevoss Loves Big Bird, Is As Honorable As Thomas Jefferson

Now that the Winklevoss twins are no longer pursuing a larger settlement from Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, it’s kind of sad that the limelight fails to grace their identical faces quite as often as it used to. One way that we can keep up with the Winklevii (besides rewatching the Social Network) is through their Twitter accounts – as both …

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Tyler Winklevoss Is A Ninja Turtles Fan

It’s always fun to learn more about the personalities of the Silicon Valley celebrities that we read about day to day. The Winklevoss twins may not be day-to-day news these days (though they certainly were at the peak of The Social Network’s buzz), but they do tweet a lot, and give spectators of the Twitterverse little tidbits about themselves that …

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Cameron Winklevoss: Desktop Usage Will Peak This Year

There’s no question that mobile web usage is on the rise, as more and more people purchase smartphones and tablets. Feature phones still play a role too. Half of the famed Winklevii (made more famous from Armie Hammer’s portrayal of the twins in the hit film The Social Network) went so far as to suggest that this will be the …

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