Zuckerberg was accused of inviting Microsofts president to take the helm of Facebook but refused

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 Zuckerberg was accused of inviting Microsofts president to take the helm of Facebook but refused


Facebook may be considering hiring Microsoft President and Chief Justice Officer Brad Smith.

On Dec. 10, the US technology media The Information reported that whenever Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg needed advice, he would usually turn to a person for help: Bill Gates, Microsofts co-founder, billionaire and philanthropist.

The Wall Street Journal reported on November 19 that Gates had proposed a Microsoft model for Zuckerberg to allow Facebook to consider hiring people like Microsoft President and Chief Justice Officer Brad Smith. Brad has become an influential lawyer in the eyes of regulators and legislators around the world.

But what the report did not disclose was that Zuckerberg also had a direct conversation with Smith. Although the conversation did not involve offering a job offer, Smith felt it necessary to inform Zuckerberg that he was satisfied with his Microsoft career and had no intention of seeking another one, according to people familiar with the matter.

Facebook, Microsoft spokesmen and Gates declined to comment on the news.

If thats true, its not good news for Sheryl Sandberg, Facebooks current chief operating officer.

Sandberg and Smith play very similar roles in their respective companies, both of whom are second-in-command in companies other than CEOs. If Zuckerberg could actually dig Smith, Sandbergs position would be in jeopardy.

In a Wall Street Journal report, a person familiar with the matter said that after disclosing Cambridge Analyticas information, the board urged Zuckerberg to appoint a senior executive to coordinate Facebooks response to the issue and to solve the problem before it shifted. Since then, he has put Sandberg in charge of the work. While Zuckerberg was looking for the right candidate, Colin Stretch, Facebooks general counsel, announced his resignation in July, in part because the new structure would actually demote him, according to people familiar with the matter. Strach now plans to remain in office at least next summer, according to people familiar with the matter. Facebook is no longer looking for his successor. Fortunately, according to The Information report, Zack contacted Smith not out of the idea of digging the wall, but to seek advice on the current situation Facebook is facing. Source: Peng Mei News Responsible Editor: Han Jiapeng_NN9841

In a Wall Street Journal report, a person familiar with the matter said that after disclosing Cambridge Analyticas information, the board urged Zuckerberg to appoint a senior executive to coordinate Facebooks response to the issue and to solve the problem before it shifted. Since then, he has put Sandberg in charge of the work.

While Zuckerberg was looking for the right candidate, Colin Stretch, Facebooks general counsel, announced his resignation in July, in part because the new structure would actually demote him, according to people familiar with the matter.

Strach now plans to remain in office at least next summer, according to people familiar with the matter. Facebook is no longer looking for his successor.

Fortunately, according to The Information report, Zack contacted Smith not out of the idea of digging the wall, but to seek advice on the current situation Facebook is facing.