If and when Facebook finally launches video ads, it will do so without Justin Shaffer, a project manager who had been helping to lead that initiative, as Shaffer’s last day at the social network will be Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal’s Digits blog reported.
Facebook has been lauded as one of the best tech employers around, with plenty of perks for employees and a casual working environment. But one of the favorite activities of Facebook employees might surprise you: target shooting. Pictured: Justin Shaffer, formerly of Hot Potato.
Facebook’s hunger for juicy startup morsels is somewhat insatiable, gauging its recent merger-and-acquisition activity. But when it goes in for the kill, it’s typically for one reason and one reason alone: acquisition of talent, lest they become threats.
Brooklyn-based start-up Hot Potato has confirmed its acquisition by Facebook in a blog postand warned users it would soon be winding down the site. The news was expected – we’ve previously reported that the acquisition took place earlier this summer for around $10 million.