On 17th September, co-founder of WhatsApp Brian Acton resigned from the company and founded a nonprofit organization. Six months later, after several previous Facebook executives criticized the company, Acton tweeted "It's time, deletefacebook".
Now we know. Acton said in his first interview after leaving Facebook ForbesPami Olson felt he was betrayed by the company in two ways. First, Acton believes Facebook has deceived the EU regulatory authority on Facebook's intention to integrate WhatsApp and Facebook data to improve ad targeting capabilities. Then Facebook began to "explore" the ads-based revenue model of WhatsApp without the founder's consent. In both cases, Acton felt that Facebook was showing him like a liar. He resigned and left unpaid shares of $ 850 million.
"After all, I sold my business," Acton Forbes. "I am a salesman, I am aware of it.
On Twitter, experts mainly investigated when changing Acton's course. Kara Swisher quoted the anonymous source Funny parody Acton's Mea Culpa: "I live with this guilt everyday in this seaside premises in Fiji.I am in tears that I lose due to the privacy of my users and I have my new 200 foot yacht There is little to find in the harbor.
But not everyone thought it was funny.
David Marcus who runs Facebook messenger and now runs its company's block chain experiment department was overwhelmed by Acton's chutzpah. Surprisingly, Marcus completed what he called "opponent's side". In other words, the founder of WhatsApp had few ideas to repay $ 22 billion that Mark Zuckerberg spent on acquiring a company. I do not seem to work very hard on any of them. Marcus writes like this:
Meanwhile, while advocating corporate messages,
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