Former Bebo Vice President of Engineering and current PhotoSugar CEO Darius Contractor joined FWD.us, the political advocacy group established by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as chief technology officer, TechCrunch reported.
Former Facebook Director of Engineering Ari Steinberg, who headed the social network’s Seattle office, left the company last October, saying that he planned to launch a travel startup. That travel startup is Vamo, which raised $1.6 million in capital, according to TechCrunch.
John Hegeman, Facebook’s Director of Engineering for Ads, is apparently leaving the company to join Quora. He posted to his private timeline Thursday that it is his last day at Facebook, according to TechCrunch.
The redesign for Timeline has been tested in New Zealand and other parts of the world, but Facebook announced Wednesday that it will start officially rolling out the new look to select users immediately. Much like Facebook’s updated News Feed, the goal for Timeline is to reduce clutter and place more options in the hands of users. The new design has about content and open graph actions on the left side of the page, with posts on the right side.
Just like Facebook is integrating Bing into its graph search, Microsoft’s search engine is getting more cozy with the social network. Bing announced Thursday that more results from users’ Facebook friends will be included next to the main search results if users have connected their Facebook accounts to Bing.
Aaron Greenspan Claims Recently Discovered IMs With Mark Zuckerberg From 2004 Back His Claim To The Ideas Behind Facebook
Stop us if you’ve heard this before: A classmate of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg from Harvard University is claiming that some of his ideas were stolen and incorporated into Facebook. Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss, or Divya Narenda? All of them are good guesses, but in this instance, we are talking about Aaron Greenspan.
Charlotte Willner, a Facebook employee since 2007 who worked under tell-all book The Boy Kings author Katherine Losse, said her former boss may have been exaggerating a bit when describing the sexist culture in the early days of the social network.
Now that hardscrabble work of building a company and seeing it through its initial public offering is complete, another Facebook geek is unrolling his sleeves, taking a big exhale, and enjoying the other fruits life has to offer, such as settling down into wedded bliss with his life-long companion, or some rendition of that.
A missive posted by Paul Graham, founder of investment firm Y Combinator, warned that there may be funding hurdles for startups in the future as a result of Facebook’s less-than-dynamic initial public offering performance.
The list of casualties of Facebook’s staggering initial public offering now includes Facebook’s position on the Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index, as it fell to fifth place in the social networking category, after holding the top spot in February.