Facebook Exec Joanna Shields Departs for Economic Role in London

Joanna Shields, Facebook’s VP and managing director of the social network’s operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa, has left the company to become CEO of Tech City Investment Organisation, a high-tech economic development group in London, the Telegraph reports. Prior to joining Facebook in 2010, as CEO of Bebo Shields assisted its sale to AOL. “Joanna has been a tremendous contributor to our EMEA organization and her leadership and passion will be missed,” a Facebook spokesperson told AllThingsD.


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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