Facebook founder next Bill Gates

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December 20, 2006 8:14am CST
At 22, Mark Zuckerberg, a Harvard dropout*, is being labeled* as the next Bill Gates. But even the Microsoft founder* might have hesitated* before declining the chance of a US$1.6 billion offer for his business. Zuckerberg, founder of the Facebook social networking Web site, has told Internet giant Yahoo that US$1 billion was not enough to sell out. Now, it is said that Yahoo had been willing to raise its bid to US$1.6 billion. Facebook, which he launched* as a service for Harvard students in 2004, has become the seventh-busiest Web site on the Internet and, with 13 million users, is the second-biggest social network in the United States. It has also become popular on British campuses, partly because it allows users to ensure that only people from their own university or place of work are put in touch. However, it has also been blamed* for carrying abuse* about students and teachers. (SD-Agencies)
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