The new benchmark for philanthropic gifts by billionaires in the US seems to be $100m.
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What is it with Silicon Valley bosses and email? First it was Steve Jobs of Apple telling a student to “please leave us alone” and now Larry Ellison of Oracle has sent out his frank views of the appointment of Léo Apotheker as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard.
Further to my column this week about The Social Network, the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film portraying the early days of Facebook, David Kirkpatrick has a good guide up at The Daily Beast as to what is and is not accurate about the film.
The Social Network, which opens today in the US, is a highly entertaining and thought-provoking film that will surely be an Oscar contender. However, as Mr Sorkin has admitted, it is drama rather than being intended as truth. Read more
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