Geohot quits Facebook and joins new startup Backplane

Iconic iPhone hacker George Hotz has quit Facebook and joined a new startup named Backplane. The folks over at BusinessInsider met up with Geohot recently and it looks like Backplane, funded by Lady Gaga and Google Ventures, is keeping him busy with hacking and coding.

Backplane empowers social community. We are a canvas for self-expression. We unite people around interests, affinities and movements. We are just getting started.

During a recent hackathon, Hotz was working on coding a program that would find all your friends on Facebook and put them on a map. Even though their project didn't win, it's good to see Hotz back to doing what he appears to be best at. Anyone besides me hoping he'll become involved in the iOS jailbreak community again?

Source: BusinessInsider

Allyson Kazmucha

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Fresh says:

Please get rid of all social networking sites there just drama and all your looking at are what people want you to see or believe which a lot of times is not the at all so America do ourselves a favor boycott them all

Scatabrain says:

Are you talking about blog comments?

Jay Mobile says:

I thought that Hotz was inturning at Apple?

rTigz says:

That was Comex that went to Apple for the internship.

BBPandy says:

The guys who won...what did they do to win?

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