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The accidental billionaires : sex, money, betrayal and the founding of Facebook

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The New York Times bestseller and inspiration for the Oscar-winning movie, The Social NetworkEduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg - an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius - were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard.

Yet that all changed when master-hacker Mark crashed the university's entire computer system by creating a rateable database of female students.

Narrowly escaping expulsion, the two misfits refocused the site into something less controversial - 'The Facebook' - and watched as it spread like wildfire across campuses around the country, and their popularity exploded in the process. Yet amidst the dizzying levels of cash and glamour, as Silicon Valley, venture capitalists and reams of girls beckoned, the first cracks in their friendship started to appear. And what began as a simple argument spiralled into an out-and-out war.

As Facebook rose to stratospheric heights by bringing people together - its very success tore two best friends apart.

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Arrow Books Ltd
0099551233 / 9780099551232
Paperback
30/09/2010
United Kingdom
English
272 p.
20 cm
Reprint. Originally published: London: William Heinemann, 2009.