Facebook Appoints Colin Stretch General Counsel


Facebook vice president and deputy general counsel Colin Stretch has been named general counsel of Facebook. In this position, Mr. Stretch will oversee Facebook’s legal and security departments. Mr. Stretch will replace Ted Ullyot, who has been Facebook’s vice president and general counsel since October 2008.  

Mr. Stretch joined Facebook in 2010. He served as lead negotiator for the company’s settlement with the Federal Trade Commission in 2011, led the appellate victory in the Winklevoss case, and has led the team that advises Facebook on legal issues relating to new products.

Prior to joining Facebook in 2010, Mr. Stretch was a partner at Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel in Washington DC. He previously clerked for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Laurence Silberman, and was an honors program attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mr. Stretech is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School. 

[Image courtesy: Mr. Colin Stretch]

Just in

Raspberry Pi is now a public company — TC

Raspberry Pi priced its IPO on the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning at £2.80 per share, valuing it at £542 million, or $690 million at today’s exchange rate, writes Romain Dillet. 

AlphaSense raises $650M

AlphaSense, a market intelligence and search platform, has raised $650 million in funding, co-led by Viking Global Investors and BDT & MSD Partners.

Elon Musk’s xAI raises $6B to take on OpenAI — VentureBeat

Confirming reports from April, the series B investment comes from the participation of multiple known venture capital firms and investors, including Valor Equity Partners, Vy Capital, Andreessen Horowitz (A16z), Sequoia Capital, Fidelity Management & Research Company, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and Kingdom Holding, writes Shubham Sharma. 

Capgemini partners with DARPA to explore quantum computing for carbon capture

Capgemini Government Solutions has launched a new initiative with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to investigate quantum computing's potential in carbon capture.