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Former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg Joins Daily Mail

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Jon Steinberg, former COO and current advisor at BuzzFeed, has landed at the Daily Mail heading up American operations for the UK-based mega news site, according to Re/Code.

Steinberg had previously worked four years at BuzzFeed, where he led the site alongside Jonah Peretti. He was the fifteenth employee and has helped grow revenue to $60 million.

His departure was surrounded by speculation, with some talking about vested shares and others suggesting disagreements over salary. The most well-reported rumor speculates that Steinberg left after Peretti refused to sell BuzzFeed to Disney earlier this year.

Steinberg tweeted this today:

Before joining BuzzFeed, Steinberg was a strategic partner development manager at Google, after founding a VC-backed real estate software company called iBuilding.

You can read more about his forthcoming work at the Daily Mail here.