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Winklevoss twins give Facebook another shake

Hope apparently springs eternal for the Winklevi
Fri Jun 24 2011, 12:35

IN AN ACT that defies belief, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are once again pushing for a larger chunk of the social notworker Facebook.

The brothers were ushered out of court last week, which seemingly put an end to their seven year feud with Facebook. But, like a pair of dogs with something between their teeth, it seems that they just cannot let it go.

According to the LA Times the boat rowing twins are pressing one more argument in US District Court in Boston, claiming that Facebook did not turn over important information during litigation.

According to the LA Times, which has seen the court papers, the Winklevoss twins along with business partner Divya Narendra will ask a judge to rule on whether or not Facebook "intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence", such as instant messages, which could make a difference to their case.

The brothers are not appealing the settlement they got in 2008, however, and will not, as was suggested, take their earlier complaints up to the US Supreme Court and ask for more than the $65m they've won already.

One of the messages likely to be of interest is one repeated by the LA Times. In it, Zuckerberg, alledgedly shows his uncaring, unsharing side while discussing the twins' Facebook alternative.

"I'm going to [expletive] them," read one message, and in another he wrote, "They made a mistake haha. They asked me to make it for them. So I'm like delaying it so it won't be ready until after the Facebook thing comes out." µ

 

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