A 28 year old Indian named Divya Narendra, have filed a complaint against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in US courtroom. Narendra filed a complaint that, he(Narendra) with his former class mates(Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss) at Harvard University has charged Mark for stealing their idea that they conceived more than a year.
Facebook current value is $37 billion, which is certainly a massive and unpredictable amount that a Social Networking site is expected to earn with in such a short span of time.
The Social Networking movie on Facebook have been creating a buzz around the world that Divya Narendra from India, claimed that Facebook is not the idea of Mark Zuckerber as it was him(Narendra) and 2 of his former friends from Harvard University worked on the idea that they conceived over a year.
Divya Narendra said
“I spent almost one year developing the concept and searching for programmers along with two of my classmates to build what was then called Harvard-Connection.com, which was a social network for Harvard students which was to expand to other schools. When I heard about Mark Zuckerberg for the first time in the fall of 2003, he seemed like a natural fit to join our team. Three months later, Facebook launched and all the time and effort I had put into my vision had been taken away” Narendra told to Economic Times.
They (Narendra and Twins) initially tried to convince the Harvard’s administrative board and the president(Larry Summers) for taking action against Zuckerberg.
But, finally they had to file a complaint as it is the matter which is outside the jurisdiction of university. While the initial settlement had been reached in suit, around $65 million, but it was reopened on May 2010. If this current suit goes in favor of Narendra and his friends they may claim $465 million for the loss.
Facebook denied to comment on this new conflict story.
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