Badoo Does More Than Flirt With Google’s Ben Ling; It Hires Him as COO
Ling had worked closely with Google’s Marissa Mayer on various products in search and local, and had for a brief time joined Facebook before returning to Google via YouTube.
Badoo is a site for meeting and flirting with people that is increasingly used through mobile apps.
Badoo CMO Jessica Powell also came from Google, where she was previously a communications exec, as did Badoo’s head of engineering, Gene Sokolov.
The company said Ling will be in charge of product, engineering, business operations, partnerships and mergers and acquisitions.