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• Online wholesale retailer Boxed announced that its has hired Prentis Wilson, described as the former “Vice President and General Manager of Amazon Business, a global division he created and grew to over $10 billion in annual sales in less than four years,” as its new and first-ever President.

CNBC reports that eBay has hired Peter Thompson, former vice president of Amazon’s Alexa Voice Services, as its new senior vice president and chief product officer. According to the story, “In his new role, Thompson will oversee eBay’s product experience, the company said. He’s expected to focus on simplifying how users shop on the site, including how they discover products and receive recommendations.”
KC's View:
I’m not all that bright, but I think I may detect a pattern here…