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Facebook Snags Former Netflix Engineering VP John Ciancutti

John Ciancutti, formerly VP of product engineering at Netflix, has joined Facebook as a director of engineering, according to an update in his LinkedIn profile. Ciancutti was an early engineer at Netflix, having spent more than a decade at the company in various roles related to user interface interaction and personalization technology. In his new role, according to LinkedIn, Ciancutti will manage “engineering responsibilities for applications related to photos, video, location and events.”


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald