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David Marcus joins Facebook as VP, messaging products

Staff writer |
Menlo Park, Ca., USA - June 10, 2014, Menlo Park, Ca., USA - Facebook announces that David Marcus, president of PayPal, is joining Facebook to lead its efforts in mobile messaging.

Mr. Marcus joined PayPal in 2011, and was named PayPal’s president in April 2012. Mr. Marcus taught himself to write computer code at age 8. He attended the University of Geneva for a year before dropping out to start his career as an entrepreneur.

His first startup was GTN, which he launched in in 1996 when he was 23. GTN grew to become one of Switzerland’s top three alternative telecommunications carriers and it was acquired by World Access in 2000.


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