Arrington vs Kirkpatrick: Did Mark Zuckerberg ‘Steal’ Facebook?

Complete video at: TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington accuses author David Kirkpatrick of one-sided journalism in his recently released book on Facebook. Regarding Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s legal challenges from the Winklevoss twins and Divya Narendra, “If he stole anything,” says Kirkpatrick, “there is nothing he stole that they didn’t steal.” —– Author David Kirkpatrick traces the story of the most powerful social networking tool of our day from its humble beginnings to its role as an international phenomenon. He is in conversation with TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington. The Facebook Effect is the only book written with the full cooperation of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Started only six years ago, Facebook can now claim more than 400 million users and a potential valuation of 0 billion by 2015. Is an IPO forthcoming? – Commonwealth Club of California David Kirkpatrick, longtime senior editor for Internet and technology at Fortune Magazine, has written for two decades about the computer and technology industries, as well as the impact of the Internet on business and society. His book, entitled The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World will be published by Simon and Schuster in the US June 15, 2010. The book describes Facebook’s history and how this newly-dominant Internet force is changing behaviors across societies worldwide. J. Michael Arrington is an entrepreneur and the founder and co-editor of TechCrunch

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