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One of Facebook’s biggest strengths risks backfiring on it after 2 key execs quit (FB)

Facebook has just lost two key execs, chief product officer Chris Cox and WhatsApp chief Chris Daniels. Their departures could spark further exits at the scandal-ridden company, an analyst is warning. Facebook has a famously mission-driven culture — meaning these high-profile departures could shake others' faith in the company. Facebook was shaken last week by the departure of two key executives — and it could be a sign of darker times to come. On Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that ...
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14 of the most important early Facebook employees — and where they are now

On March 14, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the departure of two key executives: chief product officer Chris Cox and head of WhatsApp Chris Daniels. Cox and Daniels join a long list of Facebook employees who have left the company. We took a look at where 14 of the most important Facebook employees throughout the company's history are now. On March 14, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the departure of Chris Cox , chief product officer and longtime employee of Facebook. Cox joined th...
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Daily Crunch: Social media struggles with shooting tragedy

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Videos of shooting tragedy in New Zealand continue resurfacing on social media Earlier today there was a horrendous mass mosque shooting in New Zealand that killed 49 people — and because this is 2019, social media was used by the apparent murderers to plan, announce, broadcast and virally resonate what t...
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As Mark Zuckerberg Tightens Grip on Facebook, 2 Top Deputies Leave

Chris Cox, who is one of the social network’s highest ranking executives, and Chris Daniels, head of WhatsApp, are leaving Facebook.
Tags: Facebook, News, Social Media, Cox, Facebook Inc, Chris Cox, Chris Daniels, Appointments and Executive Changes, Computers and the Internet, Chris (1982-, Mark Zuckerberg Tightens Grip


Pi Day wasn’t pleasant for a lot of tech execs

Pi Day is apparently New Job day for tech execs and VCs these days. Leaving: Lee Fixel It’s not every day that one of the top VC investors heads out from their shop. TechCrunch’s @cookie aka Connie Loizos has the story: Lee Fixel, the low-flying head of Tiger Global’s private equity business, is leaving at the end of June, the firm announced today in a letter sent to clients and seen by Reuters . Scott Shleifer and Chase Coleman will continue as co-managers of the portfolios Fixel has oversee...
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A red flag in a Facebook exec's goodbye letter shows there's bad blood over Mark Zuckerberg's radical privacy plan

Facebook on Thursday announced that its chief product officer, Chris Cox, and Chris Daniels, the head of WhatsApp, were leaving the company. A telling line in Cox's goodbye letter suggests there were significant disagreements over Mark Zuckerberg's plan to pivot Facebook to privacy. This was backed up by a report in The New York Times, which said there were frustrations over Zuckerberg's vision for the company. Facebook sprang a surprise Thursday when CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that anothe...
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This red flag in a Facebook exec's goodbye letter shows there's bad blood over Mark Zuckerberg's radical privacy plan

Facebook announced on Thursday that chief product officer Chris Cox and Chris Daniels, the head of WhatsApp, are leaving the company. There was telling line in Cox's goodbye letter that suggests there were significant disagreements over Mark Zuckerberg's plan to pivot Facebook to privacy. This was backed up by a report in The New York Times, which said there were frustrations over Zuckerberg's vision for the company. Facebook sprung a surprise on Thursday when Mark Zuckerberg announced that a...
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Facebook loses head of product Chris Cox and WhatsApp chief Chris Daniels

Two of Facebook’s top executives – head of product Chrix Co and WhatsApp chief Chris Daniels are leaving the company after disagreements with Mark Zuckerberg over the company’s future direction. Differences over new single integrated privacy focused platform: The departures... ...
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Facebook's C-Suite Continues to Melt Down Amid Zuckerberg's Plan to Bundle Products

Chris Cox, one of the first handful of engineers hired to Facebook, a close personal friend of Mark Zuckerberg’s and, until very recently, Chief Product Officer of the entire suite of the company’s products, is departing the company.Read more...
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Top Facebook execs stepping down

Facebook says two of its top executives are leaving the company. Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and Chris Daniels, who heads messaging app WhatsApp, are departing.It isn't clear what future plans the executives have.Cox was in... [Author: [email protected]]
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Longtime Facebook executive to leave amid plans to pivot to privacy

Chief product officer Chris Cox, who helped create news feed feature, and Chris Daniels, who heads WhatsApp, to depart Facebook’s chief product officer and one of its earliest employees, Chris Cox, said on Thursday he was leaving the company, just days after its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, revealed a plan to pivot the world’s biggest social network to an encryption-focused messaging company.Cox, one of Zuckerberg’s closest lieutenants and the head of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp products, said in ...
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2 top Facebook execs, including 13-year veteran Chris Cox, exit company

Facebook says two of its top executives are leaving the company. Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and Chris Daniels, who heads messaging app WhatsApp, are departing. It isn’t clear what future plans the executives have. Cox was in charge of Facebook’s apps including its flagship social media site, as well as Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. He joined 13 years ago and helped create Facebook’s News Feed feature. “It is with great sadness I share with you that after thirteen years, I’ve decided to...
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Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, WhatsApp Head Chris Daniels Are Exiting

Two high-ranking Facebook execs — chief product officer Chris Cox and Chris Daniels, who has run the WhatsApp messaging product — are leaving the company. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the changes in a memo to employees, which Facebook shared in its news blog. The departures come after Zuckerberg last week outlined a new privacy vision […]
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Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox & WhatsApp VP Chris Daniels are leaving

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's chief product officer Chris Cox and WhatsApp vice president Chris Daniels are leaving the company. This news comes on the day after a massive outage hit WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram all at the same time. As news of the executives' departures hit the internet, Facebook's apps are just now again becoming operational. Gosh. Wonder if the two events are connected. Mark Zuckerberg's note, in full: A Note From Mark Zuckerberg Today Mark ...
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Facebook Loses Top Executives, Including Chris Cox

Chris Cox, who is one of the social network’s highest ranking executives, and Chris Daniels, head of WhatsApp, are leaving Facebook.
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Chris Cox, a key Facebook exec and lieutenant of Mark Zuckerberg, is leaving the company amid a huge reshuffle (FB)

The key Facebook exec Chris Cox is leaving. It's the biggest executive departure in years and comes amid a broader reshuffle in the leadership team at Facebook. Chris Daniels, the head of WhatsApp, is also out. There's a massive shakeup in the leadership of Facebook underway. On Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Chris Cox — a longtime Facebook executive who most recently served as chief product officer — is leaving the company in what is the most significant departure at the embatt...
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Two of Facebook’s Top Execs Are Leaving the Company

Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox and WhatsApp vice president Chris Daniels are leaving the social network, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a note on Thursday. The departure of the two top executives comes the week after Zuckerberg unveiled a manifesto charting a new user-privacy-focused direction for the company, one more focused on group messaging...
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Chris Cox, a key Facebook exec and lieutenant of Mark Zuckerberg, is leaving the company amid huge reshuffle (FB)

Key Facebook exec Chris Cox is leaving. It's the biggest executive departure in years, and comes amid a broader reshuffle in the leadership team at Facebook. Chris Daniels, the head of WhatsApp, is also out. There's a massive shakeup in the leadership of Facebook underway. On Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Chris Cox — a longtime Facebook executive who most recently served as chief product officer — is leaving the company, in what is the most significant departure at the embattle...
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Facebook loses CPO Chris Cox and WhatsApp VP Chris Daniels

13-year Facebook veteran, Chief Product Officer, and the spirit animal of the social network Chris Cox is departing the company after two years of seeking to do something new. Cox’s exit is part of a big executive reshuffle as Facebook embarks on prioritizing privacy through messaging, groups, Stories, and integration of its chat features. CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained the departure of his long-time friend, saying “For a few years, Chris has been discussing with me his desire to do something els...
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WhatsApp Ads Target Potential Customers, But Is It Secure?

Rumors about ads coming to WhatsApp have finally been confirmed by its vice president Chris Daniels. This will be similar to utilizing WhatsApp for business. The decision was made to monetize its ‘Status’ feature, which is similar to a story on Facebook or Instagram. Since WhatsApp was bought by Facebook for $18 billion in 2014, the trend may have been carried out to advertise to a bigger market. Video credit:Sorav Jain Comments From Previous Owners The creation of a m...
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WhatsApp's chief business officer is the latest exec to leave Facebook (FB)

WhatsApp's chief business officer Neeraj Arora is quitting. He's the latest in a long line of senior execs to quit Facebook, from the cofounders of Instagram to Oculus. Arora's departure follows ugly clashes between WhatsApp's cofounders and Facebook leadership. He says he plans to spent time with his family. The chief business officer of WhatsApp is leaving, the latest in a line of high-level departures at Facebook and its associated apps. Neeraj Arora, a seven-year veteran of the encrypted ...
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WhatsApp Status to start showing ads soon, confirms Vice President Chris Daniels

Back in August, WhatsApp was reported to display ads in the Status section, and now the company's Vice President Chris Daniels confirmed that the company is going to put advertisements in its 'Status' feature. This clears the air on Facebook's monetization efforts towards WhatsApp. This is going to be the company's primary monetization method as well as an opportunity for businesses to reach people on WhatsApp. However, there is no timeline for this development but it has been in the news for...
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WhatsApp VP confirms ads are coming to the ‘Status’ section

The day we’ve been fearing is on the horizon: WhatsApp is getting ads. For real, this time. In a comment to several publications in India. WhatsApp Vice President Chris Daniels confirmed that the popular messaging app will be placing ads in the Snapchat-like Status section: “We are going to be putting ads in ‘Status’. That is going to be primary monetization mode for the company as well as an opportunity for businesses to reach people on WhatsApp.” We’ve known for a long time that Facebook is pl...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Apps, India, Insider, Chris Daniels, Brian Acton


Facebook is battling a tidal wave of fake news and misinformation on WhatsApp in Brazil (FB)

Facebook is battling a wave of fake news and disinformation in Brazil. Business groups have been spreading hoaxes supporting the far-right candidate in the presidential election, and ones study found half of all political content being shared was false or misleading. It shows how Facebook still struggles to police content on its platforms, and the seismic consequences this can have around the world. Facebook is currently battling a deluge of digital misinformation and fake news ahead of a con...
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Why Instagram’s founders are resigning: independence from Facebook weakened

Facebook promised Instagram autonomy, but reduced it over time leading to today’s bombshell revelation. Eight years after launching Instagram and six years after selling it to Facebook, Instagram co-founders CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger are leaving the company, according to The New York Times. The founders apparently did not give a reason for their departure when they informed the company today that they’re resigning and that they’ll depart in the next few weeks. But according...
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Instagram’s founders are reportedly resigning from Facebook

Eight years after launching Instagram and six years after selling it to Facebook, Instagram co-founders CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger are leaving the company, according to The New York Times. The founders apparently did not give a reason for their departure when they informed the company today that they’ll depart in the next few weeks. But after growing the app to 1 billion users, conquering its archrival Snapchat, turning it into a massive advertising business, they may feel they’ve do...
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Seattle City Council Approves Renovations To KeyArena

from Chris Daniels of K5News, The Seattle City Council put an end to a debate spanning more than a decade by approving a $700 million makeover of the KeyArena. It is part of what will - likely - be a more than $1.4 billion private investment in the city where an NHL team can call home. The vote was unanimous. It was expected, and completes a dramatic comeback for the much maligned building. The effort had been bad mouthed since 2006, and bordered on “white elephant” status...
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WhatsApp hires ‘grievance officer’ to help combat false information in India

Following widespread criticism of the way its service is used to spread false information and news in India, WhatsApp has hired a “grievance officer” for the country. U.S-based Komal Lahiri is the lead who handles complaints about the service from users, law enforcement and other government officials, according to Mint. WhatsApp did not respond to a request for comment on Lahiri’s hiring and her role. Her LinkedIn account, however, states that she has been “Senior Director, Global Customer Op...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Instagram, India, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, United States, Computing, Chris Daniels, Komal Lahiri, India While


WhatsApp finally arrives for KaiOS-powered JioPhone

WhatsApp is finally available for the JioPhone that is powered by KaiOS. At the annual AGM back in July, Reliance Jio chairman said that YouTube, WhatsApp and an improved Facebook app will be available for JioPhone from 15th August. After a month's delay, WhatsApp is now available. The app has been built specially for Jio KaiOS, a web based operating system designed for JioPhone, so that its users get the best experience. WhatsApp for JioPhone and the JioPhone 2 is available for download ...
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WhatsApp hits India’s Jio feature phones amidst fake news violence

False rumors forwarded on WhatsApp have led angry mobs to murder strangers in India, but the Facebook-owned chat app is still racing to add users in the country. Today it launched a feature phone version of WhatsApp for JioPhone 1 and 2’s KaiOS, which are designed to support 22 of India’s vast array of native languages. Users will be able to send text, photos, videos, and voice messages with end-to-end encryption, though it will lack advanced features like augmented reality and Snapchat Stori...
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