Billions, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and his e-thuggery!
Two posts in a row…I should be doing something more constructive. I love this kind of stuff – bringing it back to when technology was for nerds and goof-off genius types. No real point to this post, but Facebook (which I have actually never used, true story) is finally saying they are ready to sell and that over the past year they have had meetings with Yahoo, Microsoft and Viacom to discuss what the deal might look like. If you didn’t know, Mark Zuckerberg is ‘that dude’ behind Facebook – the founder. And from the sounds of it, he’s 22 and doesn’t really care what a dude in a suit thinks – who does anymore? So when Microsoft wanted an 8am conference call with all the executives of Facebook and Mark…the Facebook suits had to tell Microsoft that they wouldn’t be able to do a call that early because Mark wouldn’t be awake. Ha, classic. Here is another zinger: right in the middle of negotiations with Yahoo that went over into a weekend, Mark said his girlfriend was going to be in town and couldn’t stick around…when everyone was like: ‘yeah, but this is a billion dollar deal?!’ Mark replied ‘I don’t care, my cell phone will be off.’ You’ve got to love the Web 2.0 kids.