Meet the Ex-Googlers Running Facebook
They’ve Made Their Money at the Search Giant, and Now They Want to Kill It
The Burson-Marsteler debacle — Facebook’s disastrous attempt at an anti-Google smear campaign — is an example of how heated things have become between the search giant and the social network. Indeed, this is Silicon Valley’s new big rivalry, and we see it playing out on many fronts.
What makes this contest especially interesting — and fit for a “Knots Landing” script — is that almost all the key executives running Facebook used to work at Google. And now they want to crush Google. A quick search on LinkedIn (admittedly, not 100% accurate) shows that 358 current Facebook employees used to work at Google. (Facebook’s new campus fits 3,600 people.)
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