Kiwis to meet 'Facebook' twins in Olympic finals

Winklevosses are making waves in IT as well

When Nathan Twaddle and George Bridgewater look across, or hopefully back, at their Olympic rowing final rivals on Saturday, they will find themselves looking at a pair of identical twins representing the US.

Those twins have been making waves in the world of IT as well. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the founders of the ConnectU social networking website, are thorns in the side of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The pair employed Zuckerberg before he went out on his own to develop and launch Facebook — and seem to have been suing him ever since, alleging he swiped their business plans and code.

The case seemed settled but reignited again this year after the Winklevosses claimed Facebook had misrepresented during the previous negotiations. That case failed in June, so the pair are, maybe, due some consolation — in silver or bronze.

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