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HP is *not* considering firing Leo Apotheker. They’re just thinking about spinning him off as a separate company.
— William Vambenepe (@vambenepe) via Twitter
Steve Chen is one-half of the YouTube guys, who were acquired by the Google guys for $1.65 billion this past year, even though the company was only founded in 2005. As chief technology officer, he was trying to provide a more simple way to share videos online and his efforts took off in a viral explosion. He oversees all areas of both engi- neering and product development for YouTube, including managing site operations and developing features and services. He will also have to fend off attacks from powerful media companies, who are aiming at YouTube's technology because of copyright infringement issues, even as they try to take advantage of its powerful growth. Before YouTube, Mr. Chen was one of the first product engineers at PayPal. He studied computer science at the University of Illinois.
Posts With Steve Chen
FWD.us, the political action group founded by Mark Zuckerberg, announced Friday that IAC chief Barry Diller and YouTube co-founder Steve Chen are now supporters of the group. FWD.us aims to help spur change in immigration reform with its D.C. lobbying efforts — which recently came under scrutiny and resulted in the departures of former supporters Elon Musk and David Sacks.
News ByteDramaFever, a site that specializes in bringing Asian videos to English language speakers, has raised a $4.5 million B round led by MK Capital, along with angel investors including YouTube co-founder Steve Chen. DramaFever, which says it attracts 1.5 million unique visitors a month, offers ad-supported clips as well as an ad-free subscription version. Last year, it raised $1.5 million in seed funding.