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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work