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Triplebyte Blog:
Interview with YC partner Paul Buchheit about how he got started with programming, joining Google and creating Gmail, becoming a great engineer, and more   —  On Becoming a Programmer … One moment I remember really getting into programming came while playing a fantasy RPG video game.
Oct 20, 2018, 10:50 PMIn context
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
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
In Y Combinator reorg, Paul Buchheit, Gmail creator and FriendFeed founder, is now managing partner of core YC program, Altman remains president   —  YC Switches Up Its Management, As Altman Shifts Focus  —  Famed accelerator Y Combinator has grown a lot under the direction of Sam Altman …
Jan 8, 2016, 5:15 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 / abovethecrowd.com:
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
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
If Google Buzz Is A Black Hole For Sharing Traffic, Google+ Is The Big Bang   —  Back in March of last year, we noted that Google Buzz, Google's shiny new social network at the time, was getting smoked in terms of referral traffic sent our way, by a dead man, FriendFeed.
Jul 5, 2011, 7:30 PMIn 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
BBC:
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

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