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Hastings joins Facebook board

John Moe Jun 24, 2011

We don’t tend to chase a whole lot of stories about bigshot executives in this particular memo or program but this one might be kind of significant and a lot of tech pundits I know are pretty amazed about it. Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, has joined Facebook’s board. This comes as Facebook prepares to go public. Obviously Netflix has grown successfully as a business and why wouldn’t Facebook want a smart guy helping them out? But from a regular person stand point, it makes you wonder about a future partnership with these companies. Baked in Netflix on Facebook? Movie sharing? Major motion picture about Farmville?

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