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Barnes & Noble names eBay exec to head digital

Barnes & Noble announced the hiring of Jamie Iannone as executive vice president of shopping for In that position, he will oversee “optimizing the online shopping experience” and the management of business development and new business initiatives. Iannone joins B&N from eBay, where he was vice president of global search.

Social networking critique: The press release tells where one can follow B&N on Twitter, Facebook, and so forth, but does not create a link to this new hire. If Iannone has a Twitter feed or a Facebook page, it should be listed there. That would convert some people into followers of Iannone and the company’s progress against the goals stated in the press release.