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Ebay restructures regional leadership, laying off a percentage of its workforce

E-commerce marketplace eBay has been rethinking its operations in a bid to bring the company back to growth amid strong competition from the likes of Amazon and a plethora of other online marketplaces. Today came the latest chapter in that development. The company announced that it would be reorganizing its business units, and specifically consolidating its geographical regions into a single team, to be led by Jay Lee, as SVP and GM for markets. As part of that, TechCrunch understands that the c...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Ebay, Americas, Tech, Gm, Cto, Stubhub, Elliott, Lee, EMEA, SVP, APAC, Scott Cutler, Jay Lee, APAC UK Central and Southern Europe


Ebay restructures regional operations, lays off a percentage of its workforce

E-commerce marketplace eBay has been rethinking its operations in a bid to bring the company back to growth amid strong competition from the likes of Amazon and a plethora of other online marketplaces. Today came the latest chapter in that development. The company announced that it would be reorganizing its business units, and specifically consolidating its geographical regions into a single team, to be led by Jay Lee, as SVP and GM for markets. As part of that, TechCrunch understands that the c...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Ebay, Americas, Tech, Gm, Cto, Stubhub, Elliott, Lee, EMEA, SVP, APAC, Scott Cutler, Jay Lee, APAC UK Central and Southern Europe


Amazon acquires Eero, maker of mesh Wi-Fi routers (ars technica)

Enlarge / A trio of Eero devices. (credit: Eero) Amazon has announced that it will acquire Eero, one of the biggest players in the networking hardware space known for its easy-to-set up mesh Wi-Fi solutions. Bay Area-based Eero, named after Finnish industrial designer Eero Saarinen, has been in operation since early 2015. It has already shipped several products. Neither Amazon nor Eero revealed how much money the tech giant paid in the acquisition, but Eero had raised $90 million in venture ca...
Tags: Amazon, News, Bay Area, SVP, Eero Saarinen, Eero, Amazon Devices, Dave Limp, Samuel Axon, Eero Amazon


Hulu’s Dollface Enlists Esther Povitsky For Co-Lead

Hulu’s Dollface enlists Esther Povitsky for co-lead Deadline has brought word that the upcoming Hulu comedy series Dollface starring Kat Dennings (Big Mouth) has added Alone Together star and co-creator Esther Povitsky as the co-lead star. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.s...
Tags: TV, Movies, TV News, Jordan, Hulu, SVP, Scott Fitzgerald, Scott Morgan, KAT, Lex Scott Davis, Izzy, Craig Erwich, ComingSoon, Kat Dennings, TV Premiere, LuckyChap Entertainment


The product of Patreon

Patreon is aggressively pursuing a new three-year product vision that is, in the words of SVP of Product Wyatt Jenkins, to build “the world’s best membership SaaS product for creators.” With about 90 engineers and product managers, the company sees an opportunity to own a particular niche that’s not well served by other B2B software and is also a growing market. In this section of the Patreon EC-1, I dive into Patreon’s product strategy, analyzing its history and current approach. Business s...
Tags: TC, Tech, Jack Conte, Patreon, Cto, John Biggs, SVP, Conte, Jenkins, Sam Yam, YouTube Instagram Snapchat, Wyatt Jenkins, Instagram Stories, Patreon Lens, EC-1, Patreon EC


Everything we know so far about Verishop, former Snap chief strategy officer Imran Khan's new e-commerce startup that aims to take on Amazon

Former Snap chief strategy officer Imran Khan's new company will be called Verishop, he announced in a Medium post Monday. It aims to create an online retailer that serves customers and brands better than existing e-commerce alternatives. Verishop has signed partnership deals with a number of brands, Business Insider has learned. Former Snap chief strategy officer Imran Khan's new e-commerce company has a name, Verishop, the startup announced in a Medium post Monday. The new venture is "a new...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Asia Pacific, Imran Khan, Khan, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Business Insider, Lee, SVP, Indego Africa, Paul Cazers, Jason Bosco Dollar Shave Club, Mark Schwartz Goldman Sachs, Verishop, Imran Khan Verishop


The New ‘Veronica Mars’ Hulu Series Will Grow Up With Kristen Bell [TCA 2019]

Hulu presented panels to the Television Critics Association today. During an executive panel, Hulu’s SVP of Originals Craig Erwich said that the streamer’s upcoming limited series of Veronica Mars would “grow up,” just like series star Kristen Bell has since the show premiered in 2004. “Rob Thomas, who is the steward of the franchise, has really threaded the needle,” Erwich said. “From what I’ve seen of the show and read, it is very true to the character, very true to the world, true to th...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Thriller, Kristen Bell, Hulu, Thomas, Television Critics Association, Veronica-Mars, SVP, Veronica, Craig Erwich, Rob Thomas, Roswell New Mexico, Sam Spade, Warner Brothers Television


Apple Removes Siri Team Lead As Part of AI Strategy Shift

The Apple executive who led the Siri team since 2012 has been removed as head of the project in a sweeping strategy shift favoring long-term research. Apple Insider reports: The Information reports Apple executive Bill Stasior is no longer in charge of Apple's virtual assistant team, though the executive is still employed at the company. Apple SVP of machine learning and AI strategy John Giannendrea reportedly made the decision in an attempt to shift the Siri program toward research rather than ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Siri, Tech, SVP, Google Apple, Scott Forstall, Apple SVP, Giannandrea, Apple Insider, Siri Read, Siri Team, Core ML, Bill Stasior, John Giannendrea


Daily Crunch: Dropbox acquires HelloSign

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Dropbox snares HelloSign for $230M, gets workflow and e-signature Dropbox’s SVP of engineering Quentin Clark sees this as more than simply bolting on electronic signature functionality to the Dropbox solution. For him, the workflow capabilities that HelloSign added in 2017 were key to the purchase. “What...
Tags: Google, TC, London, Tech, Dropbox, Tencent, Naspers, Iab, Open Rights Group, University College, Clark, SVP, Jim Killock, Quentin Clark, Johnny Ryan, Michael Veale


Dropbox snares HelloSign for $230M, gets workflow and eSignature

Dropbox announced today that it has purchased HelloSign, a company that provides lightweight document workflow and eSignature services. The company paid a hefty $230 million for the privilege. Dropbox’s SVP of engineering, Quentin Clark, sees this as more than simply bolting on electronic signature functionality to the Dropbox solution. For him, the workflow capabilities that HelloSign added in 2017 were really key to the purchase. “W hat is unique  about HelloSign   is that the   inve...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Cloud, Enterprise, Media, Tech, Dropbox, Bay, Clark, SVP, Walla, EMC Documentum, Quentin Clark, Hellosign, Joseph Walla, Bouck, Whitney Bouck COO


Dropbox snares HelloSign for $230M, gets workflow and e-signature

Dropbox announced today that it intends to purchase HelloSign, a company that provides lightweight document workflow and e-signature services. The company paid a hefty $230 million for the privilege. Dropbox’s SVP of engineering, Quentin Clark, sees this as more than simply bolting on electronic signature functionality to the Dropbox solution. For him, the workflow capabilities that HelloSign added in 2017 were really key to the purchase. “W hat is unique  about HelloSign   is that the...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Dropbox, M&a, Whitney Bouck, Bay Area, Clark, SVP, Walla, EMC Documentum, Quentin Clark, Electronic Signature, Constellation Research, Alan Lepofsky


Postmates brings on two new execs from Pinterest

Postmates has made two new hires, both of which hail from Pinterest, in the form of Eric Edge and Andreas Lieber. Edge joins Postmates as the SVP of Brand & Communications while Lieber joins as SVP of business development and corporate development. Both come to Postmates from Pinterest where they served as Head of Global Marketing Communications and Head of Consumer Business Development respectively. “Postmates has a deep understanding of its own business metrics and how to optimize them,” sa...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Pinterest, Tech, Postmates, Bastian Lehmann, Bay Area, Global Marketing Communications, SVP, Eric Edge, Lieber, Andreas Lieber Edge, SVP of Brand Communications, Consumer Business Development


Meet the startups in Alchemist’s 20th cohort

Yesterday, enterprise tech accelerator Alchemist announced a fresh $2.5 million in venture capital funding. Today, it presented its latest cohort of startups, 19 in total, to a jam-packed audience of investors. Alchemist invests $36,000 in companies with a revenue stream that come from enterprises, not consumers, with a bent toward technical founders. Its 20th cohort included a mental health startup, a construction tech business, a fintech company and more. Here’s a quick look at the startups th...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Twitter, China, San Francisco, Tech, Nasa, Venture Capital, Medicare, Toyota, Juniper Networks, Alex Roetter, Pepsi, SVP, Oberon, Alchemist accelerator


Federico Cuervo to Head New Management Structure at Viacom International Studios

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) –Americas has announced a new management structure for its fast-expanding Viacom International Studios (VIS) which will see Federico Cuervo filling the role of senior vice president-head of VIS, reporting to Darío Turovelzky, newly named SVP of global contents at VIMN Americas. Turovelzky remains co-chief of VIMN. Under the new structure, […]
Tags: News, Global, Viacom International Media Networks, Viacom International Studios, SVP, Viacom International Media Networks VIMN, Federico Cuervo, Head New Management Structure, Viacom International Studios VIS, Darío Turovelzky, VIMN Americas Turovelzky


Broadcast mergers were huge in 2018, which means cable bills could skyrocket — but there's a silver lining for consumers

2018 was an active year for broadcast-station M&A, with $8.9 billion in deal volume, the second-biggest year in the past decade. Consolidation among broadcasters means that station ownership is concentrated among fewer broadcast groups. It also gives them more leverage in negotiating fees, which are then passed down to consumers in the form of higher cable and satellite bills. Consolidation among TV broadcasters and distributors ends up soaking consumers as cable and satellite bills ba...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, US, Trends, Comcast, Xiaomi, Jennifer Lopez, Nielsen, Tribune Media, Nexstar, Tribune, Verizon FIOS, SVP, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Charter Communications


Lucid recruits Raber as SVP and COO

Lucid Energy Group, a natural gas processor in the Delaware Basin, has named Brian T. Raber as senior vice president and chief operating officer. Previously, Raber was senior vice president, engineering and project management for Summit Midstream Partners. Lucid is backed by Riverstone Holdings LLC and Goldman Sachs‘ merchant banking division. PRESS RELEASE DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lucid Energy Group (“Lucid”) today announced that the company has hired industry veteran Brian T. Raber as Senior Vic...
Tags: Australia, Trends, People, Goldman Sachs, Brian, New Mexico, Lucid, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, SVP, Oral Roberts University, West Texas, Raber, Delaware Basin, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, Mike Latchem, Riverstone


Amazon hires Disney SVP Kyle Laughlin as Director of Alexa Gadgets

Amazon has hired Disney SVP Kyle Laughlin to head its Alexa Gadgets division, TechCrunch has learned. Laughlin spent eight years at Disney, most recently as the SVP and General Manager of Games, Apps and Connected Experience at the entertainment giant’s Consumer Products and Interactive Media division. According to his LinkedIn profile, the role found Laughlin overseeing apps, connected hardware and games for Disney and Lucasfilm. The gig also involved AI, IoT and AR/VR. Also, lots of Muppet...
Tags: Amazon, Echo, Disney, Tech, Lucasfilm, Hiring, Alexa, SVP, Laughlin, Billy Bass, Alexa Gadgets, Consumer Products and Interactive Media, Gemmy Industries, Disney SVP, Kyle Laughlin, Muppets Amazon


Amazon has finally revealed how many Alexa devices have been sold (AMZN)

Ahead of CES 2019, Amazon revealed how many Alexa devices it's sold.  The 100 million figure includes devices that Amazon makes as well as third-party gadgets with Alexa built-in. The announcement comes as Amazon and Google are expected to put their AI voice assistants front and center at CES.  After years of dodging the question, Amazon has finally said exactly how many devices have been sold that have its voice assistant, Alexa, built in — and it's a lot.  In a new interview with The Verge ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Nasa, Lg, Alexa, SVP, AMZN, Limp, Dave Limp


Callaway Promises Epic Ball Speed (again) with EPIC FLASH Drivers and AI-Driven Face Technology

When you’ve spent as much time as I have with brilliant R&D guys and really smart (in their own way) marketing guys, you learn most of the industry’s tricks. The line between breakthrough and bullshit isn’t particularly fine, and with the education I’ve received from both arms of the golf business, I’ve gotten pretty good at sniffing out the difference between the two. At least I thought I had. When it comes to Callaway’s Epic Flash line, I’ve read through the media packages, I’ve spent a good c...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Mitsubishi, Callaway, SVP, USGA, New Releases, Alan Hocknell, Standard and Sub Zero, Hocknell, Epic Flash Sub Zero, Callaway Promises Epic Ball Speed, Flash Face Callaway, Epic Flash, Flash Face Epic Flash, Standard Epic Flash


A former Facebook HR exec says many bosses are too uncomfortable to ask people a hugely important question

A boss should ask employees: "Do you believe you've mastered your current role?" and if not, where they'd like to improve. That's according to Sarah Wagener, chief people officer at Doordash and a former recruiting leader at Facebook. Wagener said it's important for managers to create space for people to talk about failure, which companies like Google say they do. When she works with employees who are just itching to take the next step in their careers, Sarah Wagener likes to ask a simple que...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Pandora, Donald Trump, Doordash, SVP, Barbara Corcoran, Wagener, Laszlo Bock Google, Sarah Wagener, Facebook Wagener, Jake Poses


A bitter fight between YouTube and the EU could have major implications for US tech regulation

The European Union's Copyright Directive,which is expected to be finalized in January, includes two provisions that would devastate YouTube's business if passed in its current form. YouTube has set up one of its most aggressive consumer-facing lobbying efforts ever to fight the law, and has managed to negotiate the language down to be less drastic. A bitter fight between YouTube and the European Union over a controversial copyright law could have major implications for how we think about...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Congress, Youtube, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, United States, Susan Wojcicki, SVP, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Daniel Castro, ITIF, Danielle Coffey


Ad-tech companies and networks are pinning hopes on streaming TV, but OTT is full of headaches for marketers

OTT advertising is hot for ad-tech companies vying for big budgets as marketers shift dollars from linear TV to connected TV devices. But there are also a growing number of challenges that advertisers are still trying to solve like ad fraud, frequency capping, and low-quality creative. Analytics firm Pixalate estimates that 19% of OTT ads are fraudulent. These challenges threaten to limit the $70 billion TV industry's ability to capitalize on shifting viewing habits. Ad-tech companies are scr...
Tags: New York, Trends, Fox, Sony, Hulu, King, Iab, Ott, SVP, CTV, Digitas, Brightcove, Magna Global, Berlingo, Pixalate, Trade Desk


GE ‘s digital future looking murkier with move to spin off Industrial IoT biz

When I visited the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York in April 2017, I thought I saw a company that was working hard to avoid disruption, but perhaps the leafy campus, the labs and experimental projects hid much larger problems inside the company. Yesterday GE announced that it was spinning out its Industrial IoT business and selling most of its stake in ServiceMax, the company it bought in 2016 for $915 million. For one thing, Jeff Immelt, the CEO who was leading that modernizatio...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Ge, Tech, Gm, Mergers and Acquisitions, General Electric, Industrial Internet Of Things, SVP, Wang, Jeff Immelt, Culp, ServiceMax, Immelt, Ray Wang, Constellation Research


Facebook veterans are changing the world of blockchain and crypto startups: Here are 15 ex-Facebook employees who went crypto (FB)

Facebook is working on a secretive blockchain project, but many Facebook employees are jumping ship to work on their own blockchain and crypto projects. The Facebook veterans are bringing high-level tech experience and discipline to a crypto sector famous for chaos and turmoil. Business Insider spoke to industry insiders to track down 15 alumni from the social network now working in the space, and interviewed many of them. Facebook turned heads earlier this year when it announced that it was ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, New Mexico, Citibank, Mastercard, Forbes, David Park, SVP, Van Dyke, Horsley, Facebook Dozens of Facebook, Refereum, Kahina Van Dyke, Hunter Horsley Bitwise Asset Management, Hunter Horsley Horsley


15 former Facebook employees now working in the wild world of crypto and blockchain (FB)

Facebook is working on a secretive blockchain project, but many Facebook employees are jumping ship to work on their own blockchain and crypto projects. The Facebook veterans are bringing high-level tech experience and discipline to a crypto sector famous for chaos and turmoil. Business Insider spoke to industry insiders to track down 15 alumni from the social network now working in the space, and interviewed many of them. Facebook turned heads earlier this year when it announced that it was ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, New Mexico, Citibank, Mastercard, Forbes, David Park, SVP, Van Dyke, Horsley, Facebook Dozens of Facebook, Refereum, Kahina Van Dyke, Hunter Horsley Bitwise Asset Management, Hunter Horsley Horsley


Hulu Acquires US Rights to Anna Friel’s British Drama Butterfly

Hulu acquires US rights to Anna Friel’s British drama Butterfly According to Variety, Hulu has successfully acquired the US distribution rights to ITV’s British family drama Butterfly starring Golden Globe-nominated actress Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies, Marcella) portraying the role of Vicky Duffy. The series is scheduled to be released next year on January 18 on Hulu. RELATED: Hulu’s The Bisexual Trailer: Have No Shame in Accepting Who You Are PB = PB || ...
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, US, Itv, TV News, BAFTA, Hulu, Stephen, Butterfly, Max, Tony, Golden Globe, Marcella, SVP, Fremantle


How Local Marketing Can Transform Your Small Business

In partnership with  Simply Business 3rd in a series of articles exploring how to make 2019 your business’s best year yet. By Rieva Lesonsky Many small businesses are dependent on local customers to survive—retailers, restaurant owners, accountants, contractors, remodelers, home services providers, among many others. For these business owners, marketing has become a little more complicated. In this article and a following one, we’re going to explore the “marketing musts” your business needs to ...
Tags: Google, Sales, Sales & Marketing, CMO, United States, Voice, Cnbc, Comscore, Search Engine Marketing, SVP, BCG, Clorox, Capgemini, Google Bing, Eric Reynolds, Rieva Lesonsky


Samsung Announces 5G Phones for Verizon and AT&T

Samsung is leading the pack in 5G adoption, partnering with both Verizon and AT&T to bring one of the first commercial 5G smartphones to market in the first half of 2019. Unveiled at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii, the prototype showcases a 5G mobility service with massive bandwidth, greater opportunities for connectivity and improved network reliability. New 5G NR demonstration delivers #5G data transmission using 400MHz of mmWave spectrum – with #Verizon and...
Tags: Verizon, Advertising, Samsung, Customers, San Jose, Samsung Electronics, Qualcomm, Tom, SVP, Maui Hawaii, Waco, Amon, Qualcomm Technologies, Samsung Electronics America, Justin Denison, Brian Higgins


How Create Music Group Located $60M In Unclaimed Revenue For Artists, Labels In Three Years

Here Dana Feldman looks at how Los Angeles-based company Create Music Group has been able able to impact the online streaming economy in artists' favor by tracking down $60 million dollars in unclaimed streaming revenue. _______________________ By Dana Feldman. This article originally appeared on Forbes.com In just three years, Los Angeles-based Create Music Group has changed the online music streaming game. What started as a YouTube monetization company, collecting revenue on behalf...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Hollywood, Youtube, Disney, Los Angeles, Williams, Army, Alex, Soundcloud, DSP, Ucla, Southern California, Forbes, Reuters


Salesforce wants to deliver more automated field service using IoT data

Salesforce has been talking about the Internet of Things for some time as a way to empower field service workers. Today, the company announced Field Service Lightning, a new component designed to deliver automated IoT data to service technicians in the field on their mobile devices. Once you connect sensors in the field to Service Cloud, you can make this information available in an automated fashion to human customer service agents and pull in other data about the customer from Salesforce’s ...
Tags: Cloud, Internet Of Things, Enterprise, Ge, Tech, Customer Service, CSR, Gm, Salesforce, SVP, Field Service, ServiceMax, Salesforce ServiceNow, Salesforce Service Cloud, Field Service Lightning, Salesforce Field Service Lightning Paolo Bergamo