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Dan Frommer / Recode:
Bret Taylor, former Facebook CTO and co-founder of FriendFeed, is joining Twitter's board   —  This board now looks radically different from the one that allowed Twitter to stagnate.  —  Twitter has appointed another new board member: Bret Taylor, the former chief technology officer at Facebook …
Jul 5, 2016, 4:36 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Facebook to shut down FriendFeed on April 9, five years after acquiring the service   —  Facebook Officially Shuts the Door on FriendFeed  —  RIP, FriendFeed.  —  Facebook is shutting down the News Feed-like social network it acquired back in 2009, according to a blog post.
Mar 9, 2015, 3:45 PMIn context
Bill Gurley /
Why Facebook Clearly Belongs In The 10X Revenue Club   —  Attached are my quick thoughts on the Facebook S-1 along with some quick stabs at valuation.  As a quick disclosure, Benchmark Capital has a minority position in Facebook as a result of the acquisition of FriendFeed, a company that was incubated in our offices.
Feb 2, 2012, 9:55 AMIn context
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Facebook Will Pay $500,000 To $1,000,000 To “Buy” An Engineer   —  Facebook has found that one of the best ways to bring new talent into the company is to acquire small, failed startups and put their entreprenurial employees in charge of products.  —  These are called “talent acquisitions” or “acqui-hires.”
May 18, 2011, 10:15 AMIn context
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Analysis: What's Behind Facebook's Friendfeed-Style Acquisition of Beluga?   —  Facebook added yet another small group of talented developers and product managers to its stable today with the acquisition of Beluga.  —  With Facebook's focus this year on bolstering its mobile platform …
Mar 1, 2011, 7:25 PMIn context
Stop the presses: Facebook CTO says news next in social revolution   —  Facebook CTO Bret Taylor says news and media are set get the social treatment  —  Each week we ask chief technology officers and other high-profile tech decision-makers three questions.
Feb 10, 2011, 6:45 PMIn context
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
Facebook Quietly Launching Friendfeed-like Live Commenting   —  Tonight, in a moment of rare form, as I was singing Hakuna Matata on Facebook with Krystyl Baldwin and others (an occasion one must do often) I noticed a new feature pop up before my eyes.  Instantly, with no refresh of the page …
Jan 21, 2011, 1:30 PMIn context
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
FriendFeed Traffic Is Actually Up Since The Facebook Deal; Thanks Largely To Turkey   —  FriendFeed.  You remember it, right?  It was that awesome service that Facebook acquired in August 2009.  It was a smart deal all around.  Facebook got an awesome team of developers and product people …
Jan 2, 2011, 7:50 PMIn context
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Gmail Creator Paul Buchheit: Chrome OS Will Perish Or “Merge” With Android   —  Former Googler, FriendFeed founder and Facebook-er turned investor Paul Buchheit just tweeted this zinger: … Considering his former employer just launched the Chrome OS pilot program last week …
Dec 14, 2010, 11:15 AMIn context
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
You've Got FMail   —  The news on Monday appears to be that Facebook will reinvent email.  TechCrunch says it's the long awaited Gmail killer.  Others say it's Gmail inventor Paul Buchheit's project since he came to Facebook in the FriendFeed acquisition.  Paul says he hasn't been working on that …
Nov 13, 2010, 7:20 PMIn context

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