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.


Log off, reboot

Patrick Lee is a tad frightened about working a regular job; it's such a foreign concept to him. At age 37, the Los Angeles-born tech entrepreneur is the co-founder of five companies in the US and China, one of which - film-rating website Rotten Tomatoes - he sold for US$10 million.