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One In Four Self-Made American Billionaires Dropped Out Of University

Bloomberg crunched the numbers on “self-made” billionaires in the US and found that about a quarter of them were college dropouts. Ten of America’s 43 self-made billionaires dropped out. One, Harold Hamm, never even attended college.


Facebook Messenger Surpasses 500M Users

Being the Messenger app that everyone loves to hate apparently doesn’t put a dent in user numbers, as Facebook’s heavy-handed approach to get people using chat with even broader privacy permissions just won half a billion users.


5 Questions Mark Zuckerberg Didn't Answer As He Discussed Appletinis

This afternoon, Facebook users got a chance to interrogate Mark Zuckerberg about the company’s future. Well over 10,000 questions were submitted before the Q&A, many thoughtful, some pressing. So of course he answered the goofy ones.


Report: Facebook Is Going To Release An Anonymous Chat App

Facebook’s stance on real names drew criticism recently, and it looks like the social network is leaping vigorously in the other direction. Sources within the company told the New York Times that Facebook plans to release an app that would let people talk anonymously.


Watch Zuck Dump A Bucket Of Ice Water On His Head (For Charity)

Some of the most powerful people in the tech world are dumping buckets of ice water on their heads. No, they haven’t lost it. They’re doing it for charity.


Internet.org Is Giving Developing Countries Free Data For Many Sites

Internet.org — the Zuckerberg-backed initiative to make the internet available the world over — has announced that its new app will provide free data access for services like Google, Wikipedia, Facebook and more.


Look At Zuck's New Madame Tussauds Waxwork

In case running the world’s most successful social network wasn’t enough, Zuckerberg must now truly know he’s made it — because he’s been immortalised in wax by Madame Tussauds.


You Are Here: The 'Australians' Who Built Google Maps, And Changed The World Forever

A big clock is ticking before his eyes. A wave of awkward yet supportive laughter washes over the crowd. It’s the final dose of calming energy Lars Rasmussen needed to settle into his groove up there on the stage. He’s looking down at his slide remote now, with that big TEDx logo beaming back at him from the illuminated floor. Lars just told everyone that he’s imagining them naked to try and relax about speaking, and with the chuckles he’s ready. Like a bright red ‘You Are Here’ marker on the map of his life, Lars is centred, and ready to tell his story. He built the future once, with the help of his brother and a small company called Google. The future of Maps came from right here in Australia, and with the help of Lars, it served to shine a light down the road at the next 10 years of navigation innovation for mere mortals like you and me. This is the journey.


Mark Zuckerberg Talks Fragmenting Apps, Anonymous Facebook And... Poke

Ahead of Facebook’s 10th anniversary on February 4, Bloomberg Businessweek scored an interview with Mark Zuckerberg to chat about the company’s future. Here are some choice cuts from the social network’s head honcho.


Mark Zuckerberg On The NSA Debacle, Facebook Home, And Sucking At IPOs

Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference Mark Zuckerberg has made his feelings known about the recent NSA scandal, pointing out that the government “blew it”. In his own words: “Frankly, I think that the government blew it. They blew it on communicating the balance of what they were going for with this.”


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