Lars Rasmussen

Google Wave creator defects to Facebook

November 1, 2010: 5:56 AM ET

Just two months after Google's cancellation of his Wave product, Lars Rasmussen is bolting to Facebook.

Rasmussen at Google I/O via CNET

In an interview given to the Sydney Morning Herald, Lars Rasmussen acknowledged previous rumors that he'd quit Google (GOOG), and, after a compelling personal pitch from CEO Mark Zuckerberg, would be joining Facebook (after the requisite month on the beach).

Rasmussen joined Google in 2004 after the company he founded with his brother, Where 2 Technologies, was picked up by Google to become Google Maps.

He then worked on what would become Google Wave. Wave was a new take on messaging and collaboration that was introduced to initial acclaim at Google I/O in 2009... More

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