Facebook from Google executives to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to develop new hardware
technology news Beijing time on April 14th morning news, Facebook said Wednesday it plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to develop new hardware, so from Google hired Reggina · Dugan (Regina Dugan) to be responsible for this project, during which she worked in Google as the advanced technology and project group (Advanced Technologies and Projects Group) is responsible for people.
joined Facebook, Dugan will be responsible for leading a "new group Building 8", she had previously served as the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) director of research and development, focus on breakthrough technology. Since 2012, she has been working in Google, developed a modular smart phones and other technologies and Project Tango project.
for the Building 8 group’s business focus, Facebook almost did not provide any details, saying only that it will develop new hardware products to promote our mission to connect the whole world together". The company said it would be responsible for the development of Facebook software to support the hardware for the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) departments to provide complementary work.
Facebook CEO Mark · Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) said in a statement: "we will with the passage of time and gradually put hundreds of people and hundreds of millions of dollars, and to see their progress will get excited."
said: "this is a sweet day in bitter." She said: "I need to leave (Google) advanced technology and project group, but in the" sad "on the other hand, I feel very excited, because Building 8 will let me have a chance to do my favorite things".
lost Dugan is a blow to Google, she is in Google because of its ability to the idea of a powerful and unconstrained style and the actual product development "grafting" together and highly respected. Google said in a statement: "we are grateful for the contributions made by Reggina ·, led by leading technology and project group, and as a member of the group, and hope that everything will be fine in the future."
Facebook said that Du Gan "soon" will begin its new work.