Chris Cox, one of Facebook’s earliest senior executives, is returning to the company as chief product officer, reporting directly to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He’ll oversee Facebook’s suite of apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, along with its marketing division. Cox, who has at times been suggested as the heir apparent to Zuckerberg, abruptly resigned from Facebook about a year ago. He left over...
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Internet Outages, Verizon and Value: The Information’s Tech Briefing
If you’re on the East Coast, you might have experienced the internet outage this morning that played havoc with Zoom calls, Gmail and other everyday working tools. Unlike previous outages, this wasn’t caused by a cloud provider like AWS or a specific application like Slack but by Verizon, which owned up to a “fiber cut” in Brooklyn. It’s a reminder of the critical...
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