The tech world got a major jolt on Saturday when it learned that Dave Goldberg, a leading Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and the husband of Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, suddenly died Friday night. Goldberg was the chief executive of SurveyMonkey, an online survey company. He was 47 and she is 45.
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, said the death occurred while Goldberg was on vacation abroad with his wife.
Hundreds of tributes were posted on Facebook and Twitter. Goldberg was considered to be a genuine mentor, colleague or friend. Together they reportedly are worth over a billion dollars. Doesn’t mean a thing in this so called life.
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Read Kara Swisher of Recode.net’s tribute to Goldberg.
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