PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Judge: Stay away from Zuckerberg

Judge: Stay away from Zuckerberg

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has obtained a temporary restraining order against a California man accused of stalking him, his girlfriend and his sister.

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge on Feb. 1 ordered 31-year-old Pradeep Manukonda of Milpitas to stay away from Zuckerberg and stop contacting him.

A declaration filed in court by Facebook security officer Todd Sheets said Manukonda tried to contact Zuckerberg numerous times in December via letter, e-mail and Facebook, including more than 20 times in one day. Sheets said Manukonda also left a note on Zuckerberg’s car and was later spotted outside his house.

Ex-MSNBC host Olbermann to go to Current TV

NEW YORK — Less than a month after leaving MSNBC, liberal lightning rod Keith Olbermann said Tuesday he’s headed to Current TV, the public affairs channel launched six years ago by former Vice President Al Gore.

Olbermann will start this spring with a prime-time talk show on Current. He was also named chief news officer at Current, which is available in 60 million homes in the U.S., a little more than half the nation’s homes with television.

Financial terms were not divulged, although Current said Olbermann will get an equity stake in the company.

Super Bowl ‘test baby’ ad draws some complaints

AUSTIN, Texas — A vacation rental company said it will remove an image of a baby doll smashing against a window from a Super Bowl ad after complaints that the ad was insensitive toward child abuse and injuries.

Homeaway.com Chief Executive Brian Sharples said Tuesday the Austin-based company would remove from its website versions of the ad that depict the doll getting ‘‘smushed, smashed or dropped.’’ Sharples said the Super Bowl ad wouldn’t air again.