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27. Chris Cox, Mike Schroepfer, and Bret Taylor
Facebook technical bench
Age: 28, 35, and 30
Rank change: New
Industry: Technology

This trio of Stanford grads leads Facebook's tech force. Cox, an old-timer who came on in 2005, launched the newsfeed, ran HR, and now heads product strategy. A Sun Microsystems vet, VP of engineering "Shrep" oversees a growing crew of programmers. CTO Taylor arrived in August 2009 with the acquisition of his social aggregator, Friendfeed.

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Last updated October 14 2010: 1:25 PM ET
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