John Paczkowski

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Mark Zuckerberg Has Sent You a Gift: A Small Fortune

So much for “growth over profits,” or should I say “growth over as-of-yet-unrevealed meaningful profits”? Word on the street has it that Facebook is considering a program that would allow employees to sell up to 20 percent of their vested shares. At a presumed company valuation of $4 billion–this is common stock, not preferred stock, which presumes a value of $15 billion–those shares could become a nice bonus for employees who choose to sell them. And given the absence of certain future “liquidity events” in which Facebook professes to have no interest, it’s an easy way for the company to hang on to early hires who may be losing patience waiting for an IPO.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik