There’s a massive shake-up afoot at Facebook.
The social networking giant is undergoing a huge restructuring, switching up its executives and rearranging the company into three core product areas. Recode has a big report out with lots of the key details, and some Facebook execs are sharing info on Twitter.
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the news of the re-organisation to Business Insider.
Facebook will now comprise of three key areas: Family of apps, led by chief product officer Chris Cox;New platforms and infrastructure, led by CTO Mike Schroepfer; and Central product services, led by VP of growth Javier Olivan.
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Facebook’s reorganization is little more than chair-shuffling – and a missed opportunity for Mark Zuckerberg and company. The CEO just seems to be moving around executives and empowering long-serving lieutenants – changes unlikely to help the company rethink how it interacts with society.
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