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In 2003, Lars and his brother, Jens, co-founded Where 2 Technologies, a mapping-related startup in Sydney, Australia. This company was bought by Google in October 2004, to create the popular, free, browser-based software, Google Maps
It feels to me that Facebook may be a sort of once in a decade type of company," Rasmussen said in a telephone interview last night, explaining how he decided to end his six-year tenure at Google after a "compelling personal pitch" from Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg
Last year Google designer Douglas Bowman famously quit, complaining in a blog post that the company had become obsessed by data and minutiae.
"I had a recent debate over whether a border should be 3, 4, or 5 pixels wide, and was asked to prove my case. I can't operate in an environment like that," Bowman complained.
"We'll pay you more and give you more freedom."