Facebook executive Mike Buckley, who headed the business communication team, is leaving the company to work full time at a food company he co-founded back in 2012, reports re/code. Caryn Marooney, responsible for running product and technology communications, will now manage the entire communications team.
Note that in February, Facebook’s India managing director Kirthiga Reddy stepped down from her role to relocate to the US. She would step down over the next 6-12 months and relocate to Facebook in the US, after finding a suitable replacement. It’s not clear what role she will continue in at Facebook. In January, Abhishek Nag, Facebook India’s growth manager quit the company to join online cab aggregator Uber as head of partnerships in India
Facebook numbers: Last month Facebook reported that its Lite app had crossed 100 million users. Overall, the company said it has over 142 million monthly active users in India, of which over 90% come from mobile devices.
Facebook at Work: The enterprise version of Facebook dubbed as ‘Facebook at Work’, which allows businesses to build their own secure social network, added over 60,000 companies on the waiting list. The service, which is still in beta version, plans to go worldwide with newer features, later this year.
Recent Facebook developments:
-Last month, Facebook said that it is planning to open Messenger to publishers; it also added that it will launch the feature with few unnamed participating publishers.
-In February, Facebook rolled out the ability to live stream videos to all Android users, starting with the US. The Live Video feature was launched for iOS users in the US earlier in February itself, with a global roll-out planned over the next few months. The iOS feature is currently available in 30 countries.
-In December 2015, Facebook introduced a new pilot feature called ‘services’ that lets users find local businesses which users can review and rate. The feature is available universally, and lists professional services like plumbers, spa, beauty & personal care, pet service, medical & health and automotive etc.