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Facebook Gift Cards Introduced

English: Assortment of gift cards

English: Assortment of gift cards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Facebook’s newest e-commerce idea: A gift card users can buy for each other that can be spent at retailers and restaurants including Target, Jamba Juice and Olive Garden.

The company is building on the gifts service it introduced last fall. That lets people send chocolate, flowers and other real-life goods to their Facebook friends.

Facebook Inc. said Thursday that the reusable card will be available to U.S. users gradually.


Marissa Mayer Bio: Meet The New CEO Yahoo

Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yahoo Inc. has hired top Google executive Marissa Mayer as its fifth CEO in as many years, not including two who served on an interim basis. She starts her new job on Tuesday. Here are some biographical details on her:

  • NAME: Marissa Mayer
  • AGE: 37
  • EDUCATION: B.S. in symbolic systems and M.S. in computer science from Stanford University, specializing in artificial intelligence for both. She received an honorary doctorate of engineering.
  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Started at Google Inc. in 1999 as its first female engineer and 20th employee overall. Most recently responsible for Google’s mapping products, location services, Google Local, Street View and a slew of other products. Helped create Google’s flagship search service and the well-known white-background home page the company is still known for.
  • BOARD SEATS: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet.
  • QUOTE: “I look forward to working with the company’s dedicated employees to bring innovative products, content and personalized experiences to users and advertisers all around the world.”

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