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Facebook hires Pinterest and BuzzFeed execs to bolster its video content

The social media giant has hired BuzzFeed Studios former head Matthew Henick to lead Facebook’s global video content strategy and planning, reports Reuters. From Pinterest, Facebook grabbed Mike Bidgoli to lead the Facebook Watch product team. Facebook Watch is the company’s video-on-demand service that launched to limited users last August. Both hires show Facebook is … Continue reading “Facebook hires Pinterest and BuzzFeed execs to bolster its video content”

Facebook hires Pinterest and BuzzFeed execs to bolster its video content
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Pinterest names former Square exec as its first chief operating officer

Pinterest just tapped Francoise Brougher to be its first chief operating officer. She recently resigned from Square, where she spent the last four years as one of founder Jack Dorsey’s top executives, and prior to that led Google’s Business Operations group since 2005. At Pinterest, Brougher’s responsibilities include managing and scaling the company’s global user base, operations, … Continue reading “Pinterest names former Square exec as its first chief operating officer”

Pinterest names former Square exec as its first chief operating officer
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Pinterest, a quiet giant in machine-vision research, hires a Google guru

When you think about the major players in AI, a bunch of names leap to mind: Google, Microsoft, IBM, Facebook. One that you might overlook is Pinterest. But the company, whose whole business rests on wrangling vast quantities of imagery, has long done ambitious work in super-smart visual search. (My colleague Mark Wilson explored its … Continue reading “Pinterest, a quiet giant in machine-vision research, hires a Google guru”

Pinterest, a quiet giant in machine-vision research, hires a Google guru
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