Launched in February 2004, Facebook is a social networking service founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Early investors include Microsoft and Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka- shing, through his namesake charitable foundation. Facebook’s US$16 billion initial public offering in May 2012 generated huge investor interest although the shares subsequently slumped in price.
Vet threatened girlfriend with lethal jab, court told
Vet Tsoi Sheung-ki, 37, held his girlfriend in his clinic, grabbed her neck repeatedly and threatened to kill her with an injection used to put down animals, the District Court was told. Tsoi pleaded not guilty to assault, false imprisonment and criminal intimidation. The woman, 29, said the attack happened after Tsoi logged onto her Facebook account and found men had asked her out. The trial continues.
ATV says it won't accept 'anonymous criticisms'
ATV responded to Thursday's statement by its journalists vowing to fight for editorial autonomy by saying that what it called 'anonymous criticisms' would not be accepted. ATV aired a false report in July that former president Jiang Zemin had died. Legco broadcasting panel chairman Wong Yuk-man said ATV investor Wang Zheng, a relative of Jiang, would be invited to a hearing on September 19.
Mystery gas puts 10 people in hospital
A six-hour search by emergency workers yesterday failed to find the source of a mysterious gas that put 10 people in hospital and caused the evacuation of 150 from the Kowloon Government Offices in Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei. A 60-year-old man remained in serious condition last night, five people were stable, three under observation and one had been discharged. 'We checked every corner but no hazardous gas was detected and there was no indication of a Towngas leak,' a fire department spokesman said. The drama began at 8am when two workers were found semi-conscious in the basement.
Jail for duping girl, 12, into sending naked pictures
Wong Siu-hong, 34, a technician who duped a 12-year-old girl into sending him nude photos of herself, was jailed for 32 months. Wong had pleaded guilty to 10 charges, including procuring a person under 16 for making pornography.