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Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer says he will step down next year and shift into a part-time adviser role; Andrew Bosworth will become CTO   —  - Veteran executive ‘Schrep’ will shift to senior fellow role  — Hardware boss Andrew Bosworth will be promoted to CTO role
Sep 22, 2021, 4:45 PMIn context
The Economic Times:
Facebook India appoints former Uber executive Rajiv Aggarwal as head of public policy, a post that has been vacant for nearly a year since Ankhi Das quit   —  Rajiv Aggarwal, who will work on user safety, data protection and privacy, inclusion and internet governance, will report to Ajit Mohan, managing director, Facebook India
Sep 20, 2021, 1:40 AMIn context
Andrew Fedorov / Input:
A look at CouchSurfing.com, which is now headed by Palantir alum Patrick Dugan, as it abandoned its always-free ethos at the start of the pandemic   —  Back in spring 2011 — the end of black truffle season, before the climbing roses bloomed — the Couchsurfers gathered at the Palazzo Massarucci …
Sep 16, 2021, 8:25 AMIn context
Jen Wieczner / New York Magazine:
Interview with SEC chair Gary Gensler on meme-stock mania, commission-free trading apps, regulating cryptocurrencies, and whether SPACs need more oversight   —  When financial regulators demonstrate that they hold generous views of bitcoin — that, contrary to the prevailing mood in Washington …
Sep 14, 2021, 6:25 AMIn context
Scott Simmie / DroneDJ:
Q&A with Brendan Schulman, former VP of policy at DJI and a leading global advocate for sensible drone regulations, as he takes up a new job at Boston Dynamics   —  DroneDJ sat down with Brendan Schulman for an exclusive interview during the weekend.  The conversation took place between …
Sep 14, 2021, 2:55 AMIn context
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Tinder CEO Jim Lanzone will be the next CEO of Yahoo following the closure of Apollo's acquisition of Yahoo on September 1   —  Mr. Lanzone will join Yahoo as CEO later this month  —  Apollo Global Management Inc. is naming Tinder Chief Executive Jim Lanzone the new CEO of Yahoo …
Sep 10, 2021, 8:30 AMIn context
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Binance.US appoints former Ant Group and Uber executive Brian Shroder as its new president after the resignation of CEO Brian Brooks   —  - Brian Shroder was an executive at Ant Group and Uber  — Shroder is planning to help Binance.US to go through IPO
Sep 10, 2021, 6:25 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple Watch Series 7 will get a flat edged design with 41mm and 45mm displays, and multiple new watch faces to take advantage of the larger sizes   —  This is the free version of Power On.  If you like it, consider subscribing to Bloomberg.com — you'll receive this newsletter several hours earlier …
Aug 29, 2021, 2:25 PMIn context
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Hopin, which develops software for hosting virtual events, has hired Amazon's former VP of Grocery Tech and Bezos “shadow” advisor Wei Gao to be COO   —  - Wei Gao, a former Amazon executive, is joining London-based online events start-up Hopin as its chief operating officer.
Aug 26, 2021, 7:35 PMIn context
Matthew Ball / MatthewBall.vc:
A deep look at why expanding into gaming is so important to Netflix, the competition it faces from games like Fortnite, and what its current strategy looks like   —  In 2018, I released the third entry in my “Netflix Misunderstandings” series: “Netflix Isn't Being Reckless, It's Just Playing a Game No One Else Dares.”
Aug 25, 2021, 10:05 AMIn context

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