|GUS-The Cross-Eyed Opossum|
(Update June 22, 2011: Today, the Winklevoss Twins abandoned their lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg and FACEBOOK and will take the $65 million awarded them in 2008. Their litigation will not be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. FACEBOOK is going 'public' in a few months and it's value is now estimated in the $100 billion range, meaning the the Winklevoss 'take' is about $200 million in today's dollars. Not bad.
We do, however, have some advice for the "Winks". Cash in at the earliest possible time. Remember FRIENDSTER and MY SPACE? Is FACEBOOK headed into the same destiny?
(Update May 16, 2011: On April 11, 2011, a 3 Judge 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled against the Winklevoss twins in their effort to have the 2008 court settlement with Mark Zuckerberg set aside in order to sue Zuckerberg again for more money. The Winklevoss's immediately filed for a full hearing before that Court. Today, that request was denied which paves the way for a U.S. Supreme Court proceeding. Stay tuned!)
January 31, 2011:
The picture (above right) shows a real cross-eyed opossum. We don't know his name, so we'll call him Gus. He lives the good-life at a zoo because he wouldn't survive in nature because of his visual disability creating a compromised perspective on those things around him. But, more about Gus later.
A large part of the story follows the intellectual property law suit filed by the Winklevoss's against Zuckerberg saying Zuckerberg took FACEBOOK as his own property, cut them out of the mix, while they were integral parts of it's creation. Zuckerberg and the Winklevoss's were students at Harvard at the time.
|The Plaintiff Winklevoss twins With Defendant Zuckerberg|
FACEBOOK is now estimated to be worth $50 billion and the Winklevoss's want more. A lot more.
The Winklevoss twins now want to return the $65 million to Zuckerberg and start over again and have litigated to do so. Their case is somewhere in the civil courts as we write with no definition as to what will happen next.
|Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss-Olympic Rowing Team-2004|
And this is where 'cross-eyed' Gus comes in. Gus has a sight perspective all his own. To him, his perspective is reality.
The Winklevosses also have a perspective about how FACEBOOK was established and Zuckerberg has a perspective too. A perspective quite different from the plaintiff's in the law suit against him.
|Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss|
Your comments and opinions are appreciated.
Gus has his perspective. Whats yours?