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Product Dude Prashant Fuloria Lands at Flurry After Google and Facebook

Prashant Fuloria, who led monetization product management at Google and then commerce products at Facebook, started at Flurry today in the role of chief product officer.

Prashant Fuloria plays guitar with Coverflow

Facebook/Coverflow Prashant Fuloria plays guitar with Coverflow

Fuloria, who had a brief stint as an entrepreneur in residence at Mayfield Fund, was previously responsible for Facebook Credits, the social network’s on-again/off-again virtual currency effort.

Flurry helps mobile app developers get wider paid distribution, and gives away free analytics.

When Flurry raised $25 million from investors including Crosslink Capital, Menlo Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, InterWest Partners and others at the end of last year, CEO Simon Khalaf said an IPO could happen as soon as this year.

Having spent more than three years at Facebook, and six before that at Google, Fuloria is a nice senior hire for Flurry.

Also, while far too many people in Silicon Valley like to call themselves “rock star” and “ninja,” Fuloria is slightly more deserving of the label, given that he plays guitar for the tech band Coverflow.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik