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(Some Guy)   Facebook denies rumor that Apple might fund Facebook and create a cloud of smug that would swallow the entire West Coast   (macobserver.com) divider line 28
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2010-10-26 03:57:11 PM
Dear lord. If zuckerberg and jobs were to merge into one big supermass of arrogant righteousness, even the mighty would tremble..
 
2010-10-26 06:53:07 PM
abll.info
 
2010-10-26 06:59:09 PM
Jebus...and I thought I couldn't hate FB more.
 
2010-10-26 07:00:08 PM
How is Facebook smug? Now that everyone and their mom is on it, if anything, people should be a little embarrassed to be using it.

/speaking of, tell your mom to accept my friend request
 
2010-10-26 07:17:46 PM
If I was Zuckerberg, I'd sell off every bit of Facebook that I own and be happy with my billions. The internet is a fickle bunch and Facebook could be gone faster than you can say "MySpace".
 
2010-10-26 07:19:29 PM
Can't it swallow Florida instead?
 
2010-10-26 07:22:18 PM
Some random news blogger speculates on what Apple may do with its 51 billion dollars in its checking account and the Internets goes all of tizzy.

No - Apple will not buy Sony
No - Apple will not buy Facebook.
No - Apple will not [insert media company here]

The company's Ping and GameCenter efforts seem to be off to a slow start, and getting friendlier with Facebook could potentially help Apple move forward.

[face palm] Its like the last few months of news reports simply never happened.
 
2010-10-26 07:25:37 PM
ThisNameSux: If I was Zuckerberg, I'd sell off every bit of Facebook that I own and be happy with my billions. The internet is a fickle bunch and Facebook could be gone faster than you can say "MySpace".

MySpace lost because it didn't innovate and was poorly managed. By all accounts Facebook isn't. And chances are Zuckerberg can't or is not allowed to sell his shares. Doing so would seriously dilute the worth of the company to the other investors.

/which is why companies frequently give out interest free loans to execs - to avoid them selling any shares
//and why would he? he is already set for life regardless of what happens to facebook
 
2010-10-26 07:36:54 PM
bravian: ThisNameSux: If I was Zuckerberg, I'd sell off every bit of Facebook that I own and be happy with my billions. The internet is a fickle bunch and Facebook could be gone faster than you can say "MySpace".

MySpace lost because it didn't innovate and was poorly managed. By all accounts Facebook isn't. And chances are Zuckerberg can't or is not allowed to sell his shares. Doing so would seriously dilute the worth of the company to the other investors.

/which is why companies frequently give out interest free loans to execs - to avoid them selling any shares
//and why would he? he is already set for life regardless of what happens to facebook


MySpace was doomed by sparkle gifs.
 
2010-10-26 07:45:24 PM
SharkTrager: MySpace was doomed by sparkle gifs.

i53.tinypic.com

Haters gonna hate.
 
2010-10-26 07:54:27 PM
ThisNameSux: The internet is a fickle bunch and Facebook could be gone faster than you can say "MySpace". Friendster AOL Chat

/Wish I had another one at the ready, but there's a good 10 to 1 fails to wins at minimum.
 
2010-10-26 07:57:29 PM
Somaticasual: Dear lord. If zuckerberg and jobs were to merge into one big supermass of arrogant righteousness, even the mighty would tremble..

sas.guidespot.com
I dunno, he looks pretty calm.
 
2010-10-26 08:08:53 PM
ThisNameSux: SharkTrager: MySpace was doomed by sparkle gifs.



Haters gonna hate.


*blink tag and Green Day soundtrack goes here*
 
2010-10-26 08:35:50 PM
FB funded by Apple ads by Microsoft?
 
2010-10-26 08:45:50 PM
Has any one of these media morons thought that Jobs may have just consulted Zuckerberg about Apple's new iTunes social network? Is that such a big stretch for their tiny little brains? Maybe... integrating your Ping with your Facebook page?
 
2010-10-26 08:56:22 PM
www.hybridcars.com
 
2010-10-26 09:12:30 PM
bravian: he is already set for life regardless of what happens to facebook

I don't know, man. Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
 
2010-10-26 09:22:25 PM
Apple would deserve it.
 
2010-10-26 09:29:19 PM
Can anyone splain to me why facebook needs funding?
 
2010-10-26 09:44:42 PM
I just deleted my FB account, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread...
 
2010-10-26 09:58:33 PM
ThisNameSux: SharkTrager: MySpace was doomed by sparkle gifs.



Haters gonna hate.


images.paraorkut.com
 
2010-10-26 10:26:25 PM
I liked Myspace in it's prime a lot better than Facebook. But yeah, all the spam accounts and people with terrible design skills ruined it.
 
2010-10-26 10:44:40 PM
Hmm, I can see this happening. Apple is starting to really hate Google but can't do a dam thing to approach Google on its home turf.

Facebook meanwhile is sort of attacking Google in that its a 'one stop shop' for many people on the internet. I could see Apple joining forces with them
 
2010-10-26 11:15:52 PM
browntimmy: I liked Myspace in it's prime a lot better than Facebook. But yeah, all the spam accounts and people with terrible design skills ruined it.

It was also killed by errant use of apostrophes.
 
2010-10-26 11:45:26 PM
Donnchadha: ThisNameSux: SharkTrager: MySpace was doomed by sparkle gifs.



Haters gonna hate.


The thing is, I am only kind of kidding. The extreme they let people take customizing their page mad MySpace painful to visit. It was like the worst of Geocities. Add in a format where individual pages had virtually no content beyond the profile and there was really no reason to go.

I will say that, done properly, you could really use it to market if you had the right product. But that went against what they intended unless you were paying for a profile like the movie companies do.
 
2010-10-27 12:38:19 AM
Geocities was COOL.

/in its day
 
2010-10-27 07:28:23 AM
Opposite: Can anyone splain to me why facebook needs funding?

They'll start making a profit when they've got the complete populations of Earth, Vulcan, Coruscant and the Off-World colonies as customers.
 
2010-10-27 02:00:12 PM
ThisNameSux: If I was Zuckerberg, I'd sell off every bit of Facebook that I own and be happy with my billions. The internet is a fickle bunch and Facebook could be gone faster than you can say "MySpace".

The tricksiest accountants in the world, who work only for paper billionaires and only for the purpose of ensuring that they die real billionaires, have already arranged it so that Facebook could tank tomorrow and he'd still be fine. This isn't specific to Zuckerberg, of course.

If Zuckerberg really did sell off all his Facebook interest, even v-e-r-r-r-y slowly, it would create a panic and fark the company up faster than any "natural" market event.
 
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