Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes (born November 26, 1983(1983-11-26)) is an American entrepreneur who co-founded and served as spokesman for the online social directory ... More »Chris Hughes (born November 26, 1983(1983-11-26)) is an American entrepreneur who co-founded and served as spokesman for the online social directory and networking site Facebook, with Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, and Eduardo Saverin. Hughes grew up in Hickory, North Carolina, as the only child of Arlen "Ray" Hughes, a paper salesman, and Brenda Hughes, a public-school teacher. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. In 2006 he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and literature. Hughes was the coordinator of online organizing for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign on, the campaign's online social networking website. He was the subject of an April 2009 cover story in Fast Company magazine under the headline, "The Kid Who Made Obama President; How Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Unleashed Barack's Base - and Changed Politics and Marketing Forever". In March 2009,... [ Wikipedia ]

Unsolicited advice for New Republic owner Chris Hughes

... Businessweek), Richard Mellon Scaife (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), and Martin Peretz (New Republic), gained a new adherent about a year ago when Chris Hughes, a Facebook co-founder whose net worth currently bounces around in the vicinity of the half-billion mark, purchased the New Republic...

Foer Returns to New Republic as Editor

Two months after buying a majority stake in The New Republic, the technology entrepreneur Chris Hughes has lured one of its former stars, Franklin Foer, back to the magazine as its editor. Mr. Foer, 37, left The New Republic two years ago after a successful five-year run as editor. He ...

Facebook Co-Founder Unveils the New 'New Republic'

Chris Hughes, the 29-year-old co-founder of Facebook who acquired a majority stake in the small, storied arts and politics magazine The New Republic last March, naming himself editor-in-chief and publisher, unveiled the results of its 10-month redesign process Sunday. The redesign spans ...

Sean Eldridge teaches a master class in how to fuel a negative story

Sean Eldridge, president of Hudson River Ventures, left, and Chris Hughes, editor-in-chief and publisher of The New Republic and a founder of Facebook Inc., stand for a photograph during the Paris Review Spring Revel gala in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Photographer: Amanda ...

Facebook's Chris Hughes and husband vying for New York political office?

Facebook's Chris Hughes and husband vying for New York political office? Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge are usually based in Soho. Photograph: Adam Hunger/Reuters Insatiable New York City has by long custom exploited the upstate counties for their scenery, their food and their ...

Democrat husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes to run for Congress aged 26

The 26-year-old husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is to run for Congress, it was revealed today. Sean Eldridge, a Democrat activist who heads an investment firm, filed the papers on Tuesday to challenge the Republican seat in New York's Hudson Valley. The district is currently ...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends wedding of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge

Power: Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, pictured, are becoming a significant force in New York's political scene Cake: Senator Chris Coons tweeted a photo of the couple's wedding cake, topped with two smartly dressed men Estate: Mr Hughes, left, and Sean Eldridge, right, were ...

With New App, Facebook Aims to Make Its Users’ Feeds Newsier

For example, he said, articles that focus on a single idea with visual elements do well on Facebook because they are “perfect for sharing.” Chris Hughes, a Facebook co-founder who is now the publisher and editor in chief of The New Republic, said about half of the magazine’s web traffic ...

Why women trash successful women

Consider, for example, the very different way the activism of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has been received. Hughes, like Sandberg, is extremely, even obscenely rich, and he and his husband have used part of their wealth to become major champions of same-sex marriage. Maybe ...

Tech is getting more gay-friendly

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes published an update to his page over the weekend indicating that he had married his boyfriend Sean Eldridge. The item got media attention because of the recently released same-sex icons, and Hughes' history with Facebook. More than 2,700 people ...

Joy, Hacking and Nostalgia on I.P.O. Day

A very young-looking Chris Hughes, who helped create Facebook in a Harvard University dorm room, offered up a picture of himself, smiling widely and sandwiched between the other two fresh-faced co-founders, Dustin Moskovitz and Mark Zuckerberg. “Eight years later. .. an incredible day ...

Chasing Sean Eldridge

The 27-year-old husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has turned his congressional campaign for New York’s 19th District into a multimillion-dollar start-up — a gambit that veteran election watchers say is as unique as it is brazen. It has unfolded in rapid-fire sequence. After ...

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes: User Feedback Is Everything

"The very first version was a little like a wiki page…You could go in and completely change your friend's profile," said Chris Hughes today at a leadership and innovation series at the New America Foundation in New York City. He's talking about an early iteration of Facebook, the company ...

Facebook co-founder's husband announces run for Congress

Democrat Sean Eldridge, the partner of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, announced Sunday that he will challenge Republican Rep. Chris Gibson for the House seat in New York's 19th district. Eldridge made his entrance into the race with a video posted to his campaign website. He announces ...

Facebook Co-founder Chris Hughes Leads List of Top 9 Gay Leaders in the Tech World

Chris Hughes - One of the co-founders of Facebook but left the company in 2007 to direct the online organisation of Barack Obama's first presidential campaign. He founded Juno in 2010, a social network that connected users who are into social good and activities. He is married to Sean ...

Facebook co-founder’s husband plans run for Congress

Sean Eldridge, who is planning to challenge New York Rep. Chris Gibson for his congressional seat in 2014, is the husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. PHOTOS: GAY MARRIAGE: THE NIGHT NEW YORK SENATE VOTED YES! Eldridge, a prominent voice for same-sex marriage in New York, is the ...

A Bastion for Israel, Seething Inside

From left, Chris Hughes and Franklin Foer of The New Republic. The magazine has undergone a substantial revamping under Mr. Hughes, the 30-year-old Facebook multimillionaire who bought it in 2012. Credit James Estrin/The New York Times When John Judis, a longtime senior editor at ...

How Brill's Health-Care Opus Jumped From The New Republic to Time

Mr. Brill who has been reporting the story since June said he had agreed to work with The New Republic because he said he was promised by The New Republic’s new owner Chris Hughes that he would invest a lot in promoting that issue and ultimately Mr. Brill’s story. “When I realized all ...

At The New Republic, Even Firings Enter the Digital Age

Just one year after the Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes bought The New Republic, the magazine confirmed it had fired one of its top editors. Timothy Noah, a former Slate reporter and senior editor at The New Republic, posted a tweet on Friday afternoon that read, “I just got fired from ...

Gay Marriage Shows States Luring Discriminated Couples: Economy

Welcoming all people is necessary for states that want to “flourish economically and be an engine for innovation,” Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook Inc. and a native of Hickory, North Carolina, said in an e-mail. Hughes, now the editor-in-chief and publisher of the New ...

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