Twitter names former Facebook technology chief to its board

Twitter names former Facebook technology chief to its board


Twitter said it had appointed former Facebook Chief Technology Officer Bret Taylor to its board, effective immediately. Taylor is currently the chief executive of startup Quip.

Taylor became the CTO of Facebook after it acquired FriendFeed, the social network he co-founded in 2007. Before that, he was a group product manager at Alphabet Inc’s Google, where he co-created Google Maps and started Google’s Developer product group.

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It was just recently that reports highlighted Twitter has hired a user interface designer who used to work for Apple. Alessandro Sabatelli joined Twitter as the Director of AR and VR. Sabatelli was the CEO of a company he founded known as Ixomoxi, which created an augmented reality app for music festivals – called Lucy – targeted at millennials. Sabatelli’s Lucy app that adds filters in realtime seems to point towards similar features coming to Periscope.

A focus on AR and VR is the latest move in a series of measures aimed at revitalising the social network. How exactly VR and AR will fit in is unknown, and open for speculation.

Source By tech.firstpost…



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