David “Dave” Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita, according to local authorities.
Dave Goldberg, 47, was found lying next to a treadmill on May 1st at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita near Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
According to Mexican officials, Dave Goldberg left his room at about 4 p.m. to exercise, and family members went to look for him after he didn’t return.
Dave Goldberg was found at about 6:30 p.m. in a pool of blood, with a blow to the lower back of his head. He apparently had slipped on the treadmill and hit the machine, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak to the press.
The official said Goldberg still had vital signs when he was discovered, but later died at a hospital in Nuevo Vallarta.
The official said the cause of death was severe head trauma and hypovolemic shock, or bleeding.
Dave Goldberg’s family had checked in on April 30 to the exclusive resort.
Robert Goldberg wrote: “It’s with incredible shock and sadness that I’m letting our friends and family know that my amazing brother, Dave Goldberg, beloved husband of Sheryl Sandberg, father of two wonderful children, and son of Paula Goldberg, passed away suddenly last night.”
Under Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey grew from a handful of employees to more than 450 and acquired 25 million customers.
Dave Goldberg’s fortunes was closely linked to those of Silicon Valley – a media company founded by him, Launch Media, was taken over by Yahoo in 2001, just after the “dotcom bubble” burst.
Israeli President Shimon Peres launched his new Facebook page with a MTV-style video that sets his call to “be my friend, share peace” after he visited Facebook Inc. headquarters in Menlo Park last week.
The two-minute video mixes techno music with Shimon Peres asking viewers to “speak up and save the world …world … world.”
During a 41-minute interview with Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, streamed on Facebook Live, President Shimon Peres said Facebook is a technology that can be used as an instrument of peace, especially as the youth of the world use social media to communicate directly with each other.
“I don’t look upon it as a technology, I look upon it as a change, a revolution, for the better,” Shimon Peres said.
Israeli President Shimon Peres launched his new Facebook page with a MTV-style video that sets his call to “be my friend, share peace” after he visited Facebook Inc. headquarters
Peace “is no longer the business of governments, but the business of the people,” he said.
“Today, the people are governing the governments. And when they begin to talk to each other, they are surprised, they can be friends. Why should we hate each other?”
Shimon Peres also had meeting with Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers and other Silicon Valley executives to encourage more investment in technology in Israel.