Regina Dugan exits Google to lead Facebook’s Building eight, a new R&D lab

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 11:32 PM

Facebook today announced it's hired former Google Vice President of advanced technology and projects, Regina Dugan, to head up a new grouping dubbed Building eight.

Regina Dugan exits Google to lead Facebook’s Building eight, a new R&D lab

Talent wars may never cease in Silicon Valley. Facebook today announced it's hired former Google Vice President of advanced technology and projects, Regina Dugan, to head up a new grouping dubbed Building eight.

According to a company statement, Dr. Dugan’s dept will combine R&D with product development, and focus on technologies that “fluidly blend physical and digital worlds.”

Prior to leading the ATAP grouping at Google, Dugan was the Director of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Her TED speak about everything from tiny drones to mind-controlled prosthetics went viral in two thousand-twelfth.

Luckily for the social networking juggernaut, Facebook wasn’t portion of the no-hiring pact between Adobe, Apple, Intel and Google. And the company has a long history of poaching grand talents from Google, including COO Sheryl Sandberg.

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