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Jon Jenkins, the head of engineering that Pinterest hired from Amazon a little over a year ago, has left the company, as TechCrunch noted based on a Quora explanation he posted. Jenkins said he wanted to do his own startup. Said Pinterest, “We’d like to thank JJ for his contribution to Pinterest and wish him all the best on his next project. We feel fortunate to have leaders within engineering who are ready to step up and run the organization while we recruit for a permanent head of engineering.”
News ByteMedium, Quora is trying to convince people who have interesting thoughts and experiences to write them down — and, since Quora doesn’t pay, that means finding them an audience. Some writers on the site now receive 1 million views per month. So it is launching a stats tools to show counts of views, upvotes and shares, much like what’s available on other publishing and blogging platforms. While exposing stats might encourage crappy content that panders for page views, Quora exec Marc Bodnick said the site already includes tools for burying the bad stuff. “We don’t give traffic to garbage,” he said.
News Byteannounced on Wednesday he has joined Wealthfront, the software-based financial advising startup. Johns’ new title is Director of Growth and Revenue, and will likely draw on the same experience he had on growth teams in the past at companies such as Facebook and Twitter. Most recently, Johns was a growth strategist-in-residence at the venture capital firm Greylock Partners.
News Bytetake the same role at Quora. Teague has degrees in both engineering and business, and had also worked in product at Twitter. Growth at Quora had previously been run by Andrew Johns, now an entrepreneur-in-residence at Greylock Partners.
News Bytegrowth strategist in residence at venture capital firm Greylock Partners. Johns had previously held positions at both Facebook and Twitter working on growth strategy.
News Byteannounced in a blog post on Friday. While massively popular in the startup’s early days, Formspring failed to continue growing its user base and engagement, despite hosting more than 30 million people on its platform. “While we’ve had great success in reaching a broad audience, it’s been challenging to sustain the resources needed to keep the lights on,” founder and CEO Ade Olonoh wrote. The news was first reported by TechCrunch.