Facebook’s Andrew Bosworth is taking over the company’s consumer hardware efforts

Veteran Facebook exec Andrew “Boz” Bosworth is taking over consumer hardware efforts at the company, including projects under groups like Building 8 and Oculus. The announcement was made internally by Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer, Business Insider reports.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the appointment to TechCrunch.

Bosworth, who joined Facebook in January of 2006, has been instrumental to a number of core product features, including perhaps most notably, the News Feed. He has most recently served as the company’s VP of ads and business platform.

Long-time Facebook ads engineering head Mark Rabkin will be taking over Bosworth’s ad responsibilities as he shifts to hardware.

This move comes following a number of leaks which have detailed some of the efforts being made to move the internet company into consumer hardware products, including a video chat device and a dedicated smart speaker.


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