Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at Stanford University, published a diatribe on LinkedIn a few months ago titled, “Facebook Is Doomed.” Contributing to the debate on the medium- and long-term sustainability of one of the biggest social networks is undoubtedly a healthy endeavor. However, this excessive public statement distinguishes itself with rather frivolous arguments on Wadhwa’s part.
With OCP Summit V taking place at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday and Wednesday, Open Compute Project Chairman and President Frank Frankovsky, vice president of hardware design and supply chain operations at Facebook, discussed the group’s achievements over the past year in a post on the Open Compute Project blog.
Electronic payments startup Square dipped into Facebook’s talent pool for the second time in the past few weeks, as its new data science lead is Rong Yan, an engineering manager on the social network’s ads team for the past four years, AllThingsD reported. Facebook Ads Product Director Gokul Rajaram announced in late June that he was leaving to join Square as product engineering lead.
Are you looking for ways to take your Facebook page to the next level? Help is available. AllFacebook’s parent company, Mediabistro, is hosting a Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online workshop that runs Oct. 18 through Dec. 13. Page managers and marketers who want to brush up on their skills or learn new tips and tricks should check out this event and register soon.
Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld defended the stock exchange’s plan to compensate firms affected by the technical issues that marred Facebook’s initial public offering during parent company Nasdaq OMX Group’s second-quarter earnings call Wednesday morning.