Furious that his girlfriend just dumped him, Mark Zuckerberg races to his Harvard dorm room and trashes her on his blog. He then instantly creates a campus database where guys can compare pictures of two female students and choose which is “hotter” -- an idea that eventually morphs into Facebook.
I have one sure-fire prediction for Sunday night’s Academy Awards telecast: Co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway won’t be cracking jokes about Charlie Sheen ’s substance abuse, Ashton Kutcher ’s love life or gay Scientologists.
Media Rights Capital, the closely held producer of the Netflix Inc. series “House of Cards,” has new minority shareholders that include Guggenheim Capital LLC, according to people briefed on the matter.
“The King’s Speech,” about the struggle by Queen Elizabeth II ’s father to overcome a lifelong stammer, won seven British Academy Film Awards , or Baftas, in London last night. It’s now vying for 12 Oscars.
Netflix Inc. is poised to pass HBO in paid U.S. subscribers, showing Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings is making progress toward a goal of transforming the streaming service to a Web-based television network.