College students accrued more than $US1 trillion in debt last year pursuing higher education. However, there are incredibly successful tech executives, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, who started multi-billion-dollar companies without ever getting a college degree. Here are 23 tech founders and executives who never graduated college, but […]
Instagram cofounders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger announced on Monday they are leaving the company. Their departure poses big risks for the service they created and for Facebook, its corporate parent. Their resignations come as Facebook has becoming increasingly reliant on the revenue and user growth Instagram provides. It also […]
Back in April, the WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum announced plans to leave Facebook. But he’s still showing up to the office once a month so he can continue to collect $US450 million in Facebook stock he’s contractually due from when Facebook bought his company. It’s a high-dollar example of “rest […]
A difference in company cultures and philosophies has sprouted intra-office issues among some Facebook and WhatsApp employees, according to The Wall Street Journal. The companies, which were built separately, were brought together following Facebook’s 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp. The employee issues aren’t based on code or company plans: Some Facebook […]
WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum is leaving Facebook, he said in a post to his personal account on Monday. “I’m taking some time off to do things I enjoy outside of technology, such as collecting rare air-cooled Porsches, working on my cars and playing ultimate frisbee,” writes Koum. The news was […]
WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum is leaving Facebook, which acquired his company in 2014 for $US19 billion. Koum, who will leave before his stock award fully vests, could be losing out on as much as $US1 billion, Bloomberg reported. He has so far sold over $US7 billion in Facebook stock. WhatsApp […]
WhatsApp founder Jan Koum has resigned from Facebook four years after selling his company to the social network for more than $US19 billion. It means both WhatsApp founders are now out, leaving no one in the room to champion the importance of users’ privacy to Facebook. Koum was reportedly worn […]
WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum quit Facebook on Monday to collect Porsches. He owes a lot to Porsche, with his desire to own one of the German sports cars lighting a fire under his ambition in the early years of his career. “For me, a Porsche always represented the epitome of […]
Jan Koum is leaving Facebook, he has confirmed in a post. Koum became a billionaire when he and cofounder Brian Acton sold WhatsApp to Facebook for $US19 billion in 2014. The Washington Post reports that Facebook has been pushing to weaken WhatsApp encryption and collect users’ personal information – moves […]
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We all know by now the happy ending to the WhatsApp story: Facebook bought the startup in February for a jaw-dropping $US19 billion. Given that, it’s fun to look back on how founder Jan Koum launched WhatsApp into the world. He apparently posted comments around the Internet. Rahul Sood, general […]
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