High-ranking Chrome engineer heads to Facebook

Matthew Papakipos, who worked on Chrome, Chrome OS, and WebM for Google, is moving to Facebook.

Google Engineering Director Matthew Papakipos is moving to Facebook.
Google Engineering Director Matthew Papakipos is moving to Facebook. Stephen T. Shankland

The Google-to-Facebook talent shift has taken a new step: Matthew Papakipos, an engineering director involved with many of Google's high-profile efforts to reshape browsers and the Web into a more powerful foundation for applications.

"Now that Chrome OS & WebGL are in good shape, it's time for something new. I'm going to work @ Facebook! Love the product and team. Woot!" Papakipos tweeted Monday.

Among projects Papakipos has been involved in: the Chrome browser , the Chrome OS browser-based operating system , and the WebGL project for building 3D graphics into the Web .

 

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