Facebook Shopping for Grownup Execs

Site moves to fix mistakes by raiding Silicon Valley powers
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2008 7:47 PM CDT
Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks to press and advertising partners at a Facebook announcement in New York in this November 6, 2007 file photo.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, file)
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(Newser) – After some high-profile blunders, Facebook is looking for older and more seasoned executives to round out its team. Former Google veep Sheryl Sandberg has already joined up, and the social-networking site is looking for a new general counsel and a vice president of communications and public policy, Forbes reports.

Founder Mark Zuckerberg, 23, has apologized for the ill-conceived "Beacon" feature, which let advertisers track Facebook users. "We've made a lot of mistakes building this feature, but we've made even more with how we've handled them," Zuckerberg said. Meanwhile, Facebook has also snagged several of Google's top engineers.