Eduardo Saverin

Six key questions for Mark Zuckerberg after he gave up on trying to split Facebook stock

Can Zuckerberg still go take a job in government and keep control over Facebook?<p>Facebook withdrew a proposal on Friday that would have split the company’s stock and issued a new class of non-voting shares to the general public — a restructuring that would have allowed CEO Mark Zuckerberg to retain …

Facebook

Legal tussle between PropertyGuru and 99.co over copyright infringement begins

SINGAPORE: One of Singapore’s biggest property websites is suing its rival for copyright infringement in an attempt to stop the competitor from …

Law

PropertyGuru in legal tussle with 99.co over copyright infringement

SINGAPORE: Property portal PropertyGuru has taken 99.co to court over copyright infringement, accusing the latter of reproducing content from its …

Copyright

Former Jumio Executives Targeted in New Lawsuit

The bankruptcy estate of former Silicon Valley startup Jumio Inc. is suing its prior leaders for allegedly misrepresenting the company’s financial health and presenting investors with “dramatically incorrect” revenue statements.<p>In a complaint filed Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, …

When was Facebook launched and who was behind it with Mark Zuckerberg?

Facebook was launched on 4 February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with the help of Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.<p>The …

Facebook

Sweet 16: The Youngest Of Tech's Richest

From building social networks to creating shared economy platforms, these relative youngsters are controlling the way we live – and getting rich for it. In <i>Forbes’</i> third annual Richest In Tech list, there are 16 self-made entrepreneurs who are under the age of 40, two more than last year. While 9 of …

Startups

Why It's Nearly Impossible to Make a Good Biopic

From 'All Eyez on Me' to 'Nina' to 'Lincoln,' there are a lot of ways to tell and/or ruin a life story.<p>In June of this year, <i>All Eyez on Me</i>, the much-anticipated biopic on the life of rap artist Tupac Shakur, was released to much fanfare and industry chatter. The project pulled in $12.8 million on …

Nina Simone

2017 Richest in Tech: Youngest

Wealth

Why being empathetic may hurt your career more than help it

• <b>Psychologists say empathy isn't always a good thing in business.</b><p><b>• Being too empathetic could mean putting your team's needs ahead of yours, and the needs of your business.</b><p><b>• Multiple anecdotes about powerful execs show how empathy can affect decisions.</b><p>If you're planning to climb the corporate …

Empathy

You Can Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job. Here’s How

Over the past decade, the “Hollywood” version of entrepreneurship has captured the public’s imagination. Entrepreneurs are portrayed as people who …

Entrepreneurship

CXA’s disruptive tech redefines global health insurance industry, starting with Asia

Country Business Reports interviews and articles by Discovery Reports www.discoveryreports.com<p>One Singaporean technology company’s response to Asia’s …

Innovation

Who owns Facebook and when was it created?

Facebook is now has more than two billion monthly users and has grown into one of the largest internet companies in the world. But who owns the trailblazing social network and when was it created?<p>Here's everything you need to know about Facebook.<p>A brief history of Facebook<p>Facebook started life in …

Facebook

Earnings of Singapore’s 50 richest up 11% to S$142 billion: Forbes

The net worth of Singapore’s wealthiest residents has increased this year, hitting a total of S$142 billion, according to Forbes Asia’s latest …

Wealth

Screenwriting Lessons: “The Social Network” — Part 2: Narrative Framework

A five-part series exploring lessons we can glean from Aaron Sorkin’s script.<i>The Social Network</i> won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in …

Storytelling

Inturn raises $22.5 million to help you buy clothes at a discount

Managing inventory is one of the most challenging parts of running a retail business. It’s not easy to predict exactly how popular each item will be.<p>That’s why retailers often offload their unsold clothing and products to other businesses. Some of these designs find their way into”off-price” stores …

Startups

Here's where Facebook's first 20 employees are now

Who were the people behind Facebook when it was just a startup? And where are they now?<p>Only two of Facebook's first 20 employees still work at the company — and you can probably guess one of them.<p>Most left during the social network's early days to work at other tech companies or start their own. …

Advertising

12 Big Movies That Were Actually Books First

A lot of your faves hit the bookshelves way before they hit the big screen.

Entertainment

Mark Zuckerberg finally gets his Harvard degree - 12 years after dropping out

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg features in a long line of university dropouts who became millionaires after founding technology companies - Bill Gates and Steve Jobs among them.<p>But 12 years after leaving Harvard to work on Facebook full time, he has returned to pick up his degree.<p>Zuckerberg …

Hacker breaks into Harvard student paper to troll Mark Zuckerberg

Ahead of Zuck’s commencement speech for the class of 2017<p>Twelve years after Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard University, the Facebook CEO was set to give a commencement speech and receive an honorary degree today in Cambridge, MA. Leading up to the event, the CEO teased a lot of footage that …

Mark Zuckerberg

Brazil's Biggest Fortunes Plunge $6.2 Billion in Temer Crisis

Reports of fresh political corruption crushed asset values in Brazil and cost the country’s 16 richest people $6.2 billion Thursday, according to the …

Business

How to Break Up With Your Business Partner the Right Way

You want a fresh start, not a new enemy.<p>Successful startups may run into many growing pains and hurdles during their first several years of existence, including partnership breakups. If you take the statistics commonly used today at face value, the odds are not in a partnership’s favor. The average …

Entrepreneurship

This is the richest person born in your birth year

If you took the total net worth of the richest working-aged adults born every year from 1917 to 1996 and added them all together, you'd have about …

Wealth

Singapore fourth among cities with most millionaire CEO residents

Singapore<p>SINGAPORE is ranked fourth in the world when it comes to cities with the most millionaire chief executive officers (CEOs) while London …

Zuck and his 'comfy hobo' wardrobe zinged in Honest Trailer

But really, is that so bad? This snarky video makes some good, and funny, points about the 2010 movie "The Social Network."<p>It's been seven years since "The Social Network," aka "The Facebook Movie," came out, but the Screen Junkies YouTube channel, famous for its Honest Trailers, is just getting …

Social Media

99.co raises $7.9m as Singapore’s online property battle heats up

High-rises in Singapore. Photo credit: guiselaine / 123RF.Singapore property portal 99.co has raised US$7.9 million in fresh funding, it announced …

Startups

The Pros and Cons of Entrepreneurial Partnerships

Take time to evaluate both before making the leap.<p><i>By Roshawnna Novellus, CEO of Novellus Financial.</i><p>Partnerships in business can make or break a company. Some entrepreneurial partners, such as Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, have seen enormous success. Facebook, on the other hand, almost disintegrated …

Entrepreneurship

Audi Poised To Buy Premium Rental Car Company Silvercar

Silvercar, a premium car rental company that has grown widely popular among business travelers, is in the early stages of a sale to Audi.<p>Founded in April of 2012, Silvercar made waves in the car rental industry by employing a host of Audi A4s exclusively for use in its fleet. With prices …

Trends

EDBI targets solutions for diabetes through investment in US health tech startup

EDBI, the investment arm of Singapore’s Economic Development Board, announced today it has joined a US$52.5 million funding round in California-based …

Digital Health

Do University Incubators Harm Innovation?

There is scarcely a university in the western world today that doesn’t have some kind of facility to support students and academics who wish to …

Innovation

EDBI and Philips to ramp up investment in high-potential digital health companies

SINGAPORE - EDBI, the venture capital arm of the Economic Development Board, is ramping up efforts to work with more innovative firms within the …

Digital Health