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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Facebook

Facebook is a social networking service launched on February 4, 2004. It was founded by Mark .... Yahoo had threatened to sue Facebook a month before the filing,insisting ... Zuckerberg had already stated that he did not want to sell the company, and ... hired Sheryl Sandberg as its Chief Operating Officer in March 2008.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ConnectU

ConnectU (originally HarvardConnection) was a social networking website launched on May .... In 2004, ConnectU filed a lawsuit against Facebook alleging that creator Mark ... A settlement agreement for both cases was reached in February 2008, ... on or around March 15, 2005, but did not list Chang as a co- inventor.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Facebook

This is a timeline of Facebook. Full timeline[edit]. Year, Month and date (if available), Event type ... 2004, February 4, Creation, Zuckerberg launches Facebook as a ... 2008, July 21, Product, Facebook launches a complete site redesign with options ...... "Mark Zuckerberg launches Internet.org to connect 'the next 5 billion'".

techcrunch.com/2008/04/07/facebook-to-settle-with-connectu

Facebook is said to be finalizing a settlement with founders of ConnectU, according to sources quoted by the NY Times. ... Posted Apr 7, 2008 by Duncan Riley ... counter case that claimed that ConnectU illegally hacked into Facebook in 2004, ... its users to connect with friends and family as well as make new connections.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron_Winklevoss

Cameron Howard Winklevoss (born August 21, 1981) is an American rower and entrepreneur. He competed in the men's pair rowing event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics ... In 2004, the Winklevoss brothers sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for .... 20060212395, on or around March 15, 2005, but did not list Chang as a ...

techcrunch.com/2008/03/31/why-were-suing-facebook-for-25-million-in-statutory-damages

Why We're Suing Facebook For $25 Million In Statutory Damages. Posted Mar 31 , 2008 by Michael Arrington (@arrington) ...

mashable.com/2011/04/13/facebooks-complicated-ownership-history-explained

Apr 13, 2011 ... When Facebook took off in 2004, Zuckerberg and another co-founder ... In March 2008, the ConnectU founders filed another lawsuit, attempting ... this week: did Zuckerberg potentially sell a 50% stake in Facebook for $1,000?

www.cheatsheet.com/breaking-news/the-truth-behind-facebooks-founding-is-finally-revealed.html

Mar 5, 2010 ... A week after he launched the site in 2004, Mark was accused by three ... breached, Woodlock also wrote, “Dorm room chit-chat does not make a contract. .... Through the Harvard Connection-Facebook saga and its aftermath, Mark kept .... In June 2008, ConnectU appealed the settlement in California's ninth ...

www.pcworld.com/article/224933/Winklevoss_Twins_v_Facebook_Case_Closed.html

Apr 12, 2011 ... Facebook agreed in 2008 to settle the dispute over who came up with the ... the original case against Facebook (and Zuckerberg) was brought in 2004 by ... ( originally called Harvard Connection), also a social networking site.

www.theguardian.com/technology/2010/sep/12/social-network-facebook-mark-zuckerberg

Sep 11, 2010 ... The Social Network stars Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg ... Because it was here, on 4 February 2004, that Zuckerberg launched a website .... athletes – the two of them competed in the Beijing 2008 men's pair .... does not mind: after all, virtual friends have less of a tendency to sue.