back to article Facebook slurps up ex DARPA techie for its F8 skunkworks

Facebook has snatched an ex-Google exec and former chief of the US government’s DARPA boffinry branch to lead a new research facility. Regina Dugan is to lead Building 8, a research lab running special projects that will extend the social network’s role into the broader technology field. The remit of both Dugan and Building 8 …

  1. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
    Stop

    Predictions for this thread

    I predict . . .

    . . . a bunch of Facebook hate and bitching about data sharing, reproducing complaints voiced ad nauseum in any other thread referencing Facebook, even tangentially.

    . . . the same, for Google, also denigrating any advancements that Google may have made.

    . . . a touch of sexism, because, you know, female technologist.

    . . . virtually no posts of any novelty or substance.

    Do me proud, guys.

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Predictions for this thread

      Nah... no sniping from here. I'm just curious what DARPA-like tech can FB be thinking about? Robots to come to your house and set up an account if you don't have one? A drone* flying overhead to ensure you get the best possible FB experience by maybe hijacking your Wifi and only allowing you to log into FB?

      *I know they have a drone in the works...

  2. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
    Coat

    Next stop

    Cupertino

    1. x 7

      Re: Next stop

      "Next stop Cupertino"

      No, next stop HPE

      She's even got the same shaped nose as Carly.

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