How Things Change
Love how he got turned down by Twitter and Facebook and then goes on to create his own thing… “Whats App” and 4 years later, he’s selling it to Facebook for 19 billion dollars.
Reminds me of that saying: “Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated” 😀
Four years ago, Brian Acton was looking for a job.
His job at Yahoo, where he’d filled many engineering roles over 11 years, had come to an end.
He was networking with recruiters:
He met with Twitter. Twitter said no:
He met with Facebook. Facebook said no:
So he and Jan Koum, a colleague from Yahoo, set out to do their own thing.
Life is crazy.