• Pinterest Updates Diversity Efforts for 2016, Goals for 2017

    … underrepresented backgrounds this year, especially in engineering, including Li Fan, head of engineering, and Ruben Ortega, head of our Seattle engineering office. In addition, Michelle Wilson became the first independent member of our board. As for 2017 goals, he wrote: We updated our women in engineering hiring rate goal to 25 percent…

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  • Facebook Tweaks Safety Check

    … Facebook announced several updates to its Safety Check feature, including a new tool that allows select non-engineering employees to activate Safety Check and an internal Messenger bot. Software engineer Peter Cottle revealed the new Safety Check developments in a blog post, which also offered a detailed look at the technology behind the feature…

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  • WhatsApp Tops 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

    … containing the following statistics about WhatsApp: 42 billion messages sent per day. 1.6 billion photos shared per day. 1 billion groups. 53 languages supported. 250 million videos shared per day. 57 engineers (and Koum noted that the company is looking to grow that total). He wrote: 1 billion users. Couldn’t be more proud of our small team doing so much…

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