Twice Burned: Winklevoss Brothers Overshadowed by Zuckerberg Yet Again

Can a Libra and two Geminis get along? How about Facebook and the Winklevoss twins?

Back in the day, Mark Zuckerberg’s hunky Harvard classmates claimed the Facebook CEO stole their idea for the social network when he was just a nerdy undergrad. Now, Facebook’s grand plan for a new digital currency called Libra could bring the three men together again–though it remains to be seen whether there’ll be enough drama to warrant a sequel to The Social Network, the 2010 film based on the story of Facebook’s founding.

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have busied themselves since their Harvard days–they’re 37 now, while Zuckerberg is 35–investing heavily in Bitcoin, currently the best-known “cryptocurrency.” With Libra, though, Facebook is hoping to change that, and so once again Zuckerberg seems to be one-upping the “Winklevii” in their own backyard.

Perfect for a dramatic retelling, right? But how about a rom-com, or at least a bromance? The Winklevoss twins, it turns out, have also founded Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange based in New York City. The idea behind the exchange, started in 2014, was to create a secure ecosystem that is “free of hacking, fraud, and security breaches,” to move cryptocurrency out of Wild West days and into something that’s regulated, secure, and used by regular people.

Facebook’s Libra, meanwhile, hopes to be the first Bitcoin-like currency with mass appeal, thanks to its backing by familiar corporations like Uber, Visa, and Mastercard. Is there room for some cooperation? Or will the twins get burned again?

In an interview with CBS News on Sunday, Cameron Winklevoss said he was not worried about Libra’s launch. “There’s so much pie to grow, I mean, at this point, we need to be frenemies,” he said.

Representatives for Facebook and Gemini did not immediately return messages for comment on Tuesday.

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Russo Brothers Explain Why ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Didn’t Include Any Post-Credit Scenes

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were heartbroken when they found out that Avengers: Endgame would not include a post-credit scene. After a decade long ride, which included 22 films, this marked the first picture of the franchise to go without one…although there was a brief audio stinger at the very end of the roll.

Now the Russo Brothers, the duo masterminds behind the film, have officially explained why they decided to leave out the post-credit scene, something that has become somewhat synonymous with the MCU since 2008’s Iron Man.

Sitting down with USA TODAY Joe Russo stated, “It was never in the cards. It was called Endgame for a reason. This is it. This is the ending. The book is closed on that chapter of the Marvel universe and a new book will get written.” Anthony also added, “This was the first Marvel movie we’ve done where we weren’t thinking about the future.” He then clarified, “There will be a future, of course, but it’s not our responsibility.”

As for the audio sound at the end, “It’s really just an homage [to Iron Man], sort of a little bookend,” Joe explains. “It started it and it ends it.”

Endgame marks the fourth MCU film the brothers have worked on together which started out with 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier followed by 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. Earlier this week the pair confirmed Endgame is their last Marvel film.

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Two Nigerian Brothers Arrested In Alleged Attack Of Jussie Smollett

In the Jussie Smollet investigation, police have now arrested those 2 men who are brothers with ties to “Empire.” Specifically, they were booked for battery.

The two brothers, Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, are from Nigeria and Chicago cops are now calling them “potential suspects” … as opposed to persons of interest. As was reported earlier, their home was raided on Thursday and police seized a long list of potential evidence … including several bottles of bleach.

A Chicago law enforcement source tells TMZ that the next step may be a lineup in which Jussie will be asked to identify the culprits.

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Made in the USA. Italian fabrics. Hand-sewn armholes. Half-canvas construction. And they aren’t final sale (as long as you don’t have the pants hemmed/tailored before they leave the warehouse) so you can return them.

And they’re now going for just sixty bucks more than a fused J. Crew Factory Thompson?

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I’m a bit flabbergasted on this one. In a good way though. Sure, it’s a relatively small selection of styles. And it’s lots of plaids and stripes. But that’s easy to tone down with a solid shirt and knit tie (or, no tie.)

A few of the Regent Fit, Made in the USA suits going for $ 360 today.

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#2. Massdrop: Made in the UK Loake Cap Toes – $ 224.99 FINAL ($ 360)

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These aren’t without risk. Hardly. In fact, it’s a gamble. $ 25 restocking fee on any returns through the mail. And it’s a little concerning that AE is now saying that after this extra 30% off deal, Factory 2nds will only be available for limited times moving forward? The hell does that mean? That just plays into the #narrative that the #menswear internet community (by the way I hate hashtags but I’m using them as descriptors here) is pushing that overall quality by AE is dropping. So no more 2nds / Shoebank open at all times? Does that mean they’re loosening standards on what makes a first quality shoe? Whether that’s true or not seems to be less relevant than ever. If they don’t think customers who pay any attention aren’t asking that question, they’re seriously underestimating the chatter that goes on around them.

 

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  • EXPRESS: Extra 50% off clearance.
  • Club Monaco: Extra 40% off sale items.
  • Lands’ End: 50% off one full price item w/ SCARF and 8794
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Former Michigan wide receiver Braylon Edwards praised head coach Jim Harbaugh for rushing to his brother Berkley's side after the running back was injured Saturday in the Wolverines' win over Indiana. In the fourth quarter, Berkley Edwards was hit helmet to helmet by Hoosiers linebacker Cam Jones while blocking a kickoff. Edwards laid motionless on the field for several minutes as the medical staff and Harbaugh gathered around him.

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Did Alt-Right Brothers Plan Pittsburgh-Style Attack Before Suicide?

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New court documents have shed fresh light on a possible plot in Washington, D.C., planned for the same day as the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre in October.

The case centers on 23-year-old Edward William Clark, who killed himself on Washington’s isolated Roosevelt Island on Oct. 27, just hours after the synagogue shooting allegedly perpetrated by Robert Bowers.

Clark, according to relatives interviewed by the FBI, believed in a “race revolution” and “wanted to expedite it.”

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