Facebook makes the largest executive mix in its 15-year history. WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook's core game gets new leaders as part of a massive executive reorg. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reorganized the social giant's product and engineering organizations into three main departments, including a new "Family of Apps" group, run by Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, the executive responsible for the central Facebook app. Cox will now monitor Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, four social apps with a total range of more than 5 billion monthly users. A "New Platforms and Infra" group will be managed by CTO Mike Schroepfer, and will include a team dedicated to blockchain tech, along with Facebook's AI, VR and AR efforts. A third division, called "Central Product Services", with Javier Olivan's management, includes all shared features that work across multiple products or apps, such as ads, security and growth. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
Facebook also creates a new team focused on building privacy products. And Chris Daniels was appointed new CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp, just one week after co-founder and CEO Jan Koum announced he left. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
Amazon employees are upset by the company's opposition to a plan to formally consider women and minority candidates when choosing new board members. Tensions occurred last week on an employee's email thread following a proposal from the shareholder that Facebook is implementing a "Rooney Rule", in line with the rule requiring NFL teams to interview at least one minority candidate for executive coaching and director-general actions. All 1
Comcast is preparing to bid on media assets like 21st Century Fox already agreeing to sell to Disney. But Comcast's CEO Brian Roberts, who first offered Fox assets in the fall, will not do a new move unless a federal judge approves AT & T's plan to buy Time Warner. A decision in that case will take place no later than June 12th. At the same time, James Murdoch, CEO of the 21st Century, makes his plans after the merger: He wants to be a VC. [Greg Roumeliotis and Liana B. Baker / Reuters]
Slack has eight million daily users and three million paid users. CEO Stewart Butterfield said annual sales are about $ 300 million; He said that the company's planned IPO will not happen this year. [Rolfe Winkler / The Wall Street Journal]
Here's a dark comic look in Univision, written by some of its employees who argue that the company has been declining for years because of corporate struggle, conviction, surplus and incompetence. [Kate Conger, David Uberti and Laura Wagner / Gizmodo]
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