The Open Compute Project, a Facebook-started consortium aimed at making data storage more efficient, announced Wednesday that it is now working on a way to speed up innovation with regard to networking hardware. Facebook has partnered with companies such as Big Switch Networks, Broadcom, Cumulus Networks, Intel, Netronome, OpenDaylight, the Open Networking Foundation, and VMware to accomplish this.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg was able to get a scheduled April 23 deposition in a civil suit against seven technology companies delayed until May 21 or 23, and now she is trying to get it quashed altogether.
Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, may take the stand in an antitrust lawsuit stemming from her days as Google’s Vice President of Global Sales and Operations. Google, Intuit, Apple, Intel, Adobe, Pixar, and Lucasfilm are the subject of a civil suit. The companies are criticized for allegedly keeping wages lower by agreeing not to poach employees from each other.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been one of the most-discussed figures of our time. Some people love him, some criticize him, but most just watching from the sidelines marvel at how a 19-year-old could become the 29th-richest person in the world (according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index) by building a simple social program. Last week, I finished reading Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg by Ekaterina Walter and I found a lot of answers to that very question. So I sat down with her to talk about the book and Facebook in general.
The Open Compute Foundation welcomed a new chief operating officer: Cole Crawford, who has been involved in the open-source sector since 1992, holding positions at OpenStack and Nebula, as well as advising the Linux Foundation.
Consolidation of Facebook-related companies made its way across the pond, as Ireland-based Facebook marketing firm Betapond announced its acquisition of U.K.-based application developer iPlatform, as reported by TechCrunch.
McAfee Tuesday officially announced the launch of a free public beta version of McAfee Social Protection, a new Facebook application and browser plugin that displays users’ Facebook photos as blurs, which can only be displayed properly once users’ friends have installed McAfee Social Protection.
Want to star in a Broadway show, but afflicted by stage fright? Intel’s Me the Musical makes you the star of a production, and you don’t even have to leave your chair. The app uses information from your Facebook timeline to create a fun history of your life.
If you begin to see blurry photos on Facebook sometime around the end of August, before you make an appointment with the eye doctor, you might want to find out if your friends have installed McAfee Social Protection, a new Facebook application from McAfee and Intel.