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Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit

American creator of GMail and FriendFeed.

Is an American computer engineer and entrepreneur who created Gmail. He developed the original prototype of Google AdSense as part of his work on Gmail.

He also suggested Google's former company motto Don't be evil in a 2000 meeting on company values, after the motto was initially coined in 1999 by engineer Amit Patel.

Buchheit worked at Intel and later became the 23rd employee at Google.

Leaving Google in 2006, Buchheit started FriendFeed, which was launched in 2007 with partner Bret Taylor.

FriendFeed was acquired by Facebook in 2009 in a private transaction that resulted in Buchheit being a Facebook employee.

In 2010, Buchheit left Facebook to become a partner at the investment firm Y Combinator.


November 7, 1977
Paul Buchheit was born in New York City.

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