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• Barnes & Noble yesterday named Michael P. Huseby to be its new CEO. He replaces William Lynch, who resigned from the job last summer after questions were raised about the company's financial disclosures.

Huseby has been serving as CEO of the company's Nook Media e-reader division, as well as president of Barnes & Noble.

Internet Retailer reports that Groupon has hired Sri Subramaniam, formerly a vice president for @WalMartLabs and vice president of engineering at Kosmix, to be its new vice president of engineering for smart deals.

In addition, Groupon has hired Tamer Tamar, a former Orbitz executive, as its new senior vice president of international operations.
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