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Sources: Facebook is stepping up efforts to buy a major cybersecurity firm and has approached several companies about an acquisition   —  In an effort to repair its tattered reputation around data protection, Facebook is stepping up efforts to acquire a major cybersecurity firm, according to four people familiar with the matter.
Oct 21, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Reed Albergotti / The Information:
Sources: Andy Rubin left Google in 2014 after internal inquiry found he had an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate, has now taken leave from Essential   —  Andy Rubin, the creator of Android and a key executive at Google Inc. for nine years, left the company in 2014 shortly …
Nov 29, 2017, 3:05 AMIn context
Reed Albergotti / The Information:
Source: Jawbone to be liquidated, as founder Hosain Rahman moves to his new startup, Jawbone Health Hub, providing health-related hardware and software services   —  Jawbone, the consumer electronics firm once valued at $3 billion, is going out of business.  The company has begun liquidation proceedings …
Jul 6, 2017, 5:15 PMIn context
Reed Albergotti / The Information:
Sources: Fitbit to announce on Monday it will cut 5% to 10% of its ~1600 employees, amid a weaker-than-expected quarter; source says cuts will save firm ~$200M   —  Fitbit is to cut between 5% and 10% of its employees, the company will announce on Monday, while disclosing that its fourth-quarter results were below expectations.
Jan 29, 2017, 9:25 PMIn context
Reed Albergotti / The Information:
Sources: Fitbit to buy Pebble for “small amount”   —  Fitbit, the leader in the fitness band market, is near a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble, according to three people briefed on the deal.  —  The price couldn't be learned but it is thought to be for a small amount.
Nov 30, 2016, 10:41 PMIn context
The Information:
Source: Tony Fadell is leaving Nest, will be replaced by Marwan Fawaz, a former Motorola Mobility executive   —  Dec. 31, 1969  —  Nest co-founder Tony Fadell told employees Friday he was leaving the company, a person familiar with the situation said.  He will be replaced by Marwan Fawaz.
Jun 3, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Economists question Facebook report claiming global economic impact of over $200B and 4.5M jobs   —  Facebook Touts Its ‘Economic Impact,’ But Economists Question Numbers  —  Facebook has more than a billion users and generated an estimated $12 billion in revenue last year.
Jan 20, 2015, 2:05 PMIn context
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook makes new privacy policy 70% shorter, includes interactive Privacy Basics tutorials   —  Facebook Gives Its Privacy Policy a Makeover  —  Facebook simplified and shortened by two-thirds its description of how it uses data, responding to concerns that users didn't understand its policies.
Nov 13, 2014, 8:25 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook is trying to lure YouTube's biggest content creators, discussing advertising   —  Facebook Tries to Muscle In on YouTube  —  Social Network Makes a Pitch to Lure Content Creators, Discusses How Ads Might Be Used  —  In what may be another signal that Facebook Inc. wants to take on YouTube …
Sep 12, 2014, 1:25 PMIn context
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook deploys huge “Mentions Box” tablet celebs will use to answer fan questions at Emmys   —  Facebook to Unleash a ‘Mentions Box’ on Celebrities at the Emmys  —  Even if Matthew McConaughey doesn't win a lead actor Emmy for his role on HBO's “True Detective,” there may be consolation.
Aug 23, 2014, 5:25 PMIn context

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