eBay Welcomes Facebook Executive to its Board of Directors

eBay and Facebook both are market giants in their own respective class – ebay is known to be the online auction giant while Facebook is a world’s best social networking giant. Earlier today, the reports surfaced regarding the secret partnership of both companies. According to reports, Facebook’s executive Kate Mitic has been appointed as one of the member of eBay’s board of directors.

Kate Mitic is currently performing her duties as director of platform and mobile marketing at Facebook. She has now become the twelfth member of eBay’s board of directors joining the desk with founder Pierre Omidyar, Marc Andreessen (Netscape, Andreessen-Horowitz), William Ford, Jr. (Ford Motor Company) and Scott Cook (Intuit). The Mitic has also remained SVP at Palm and VP at Yahoo in her successful career.

The news surfaced really at an interesting time when eBay is all set for its forthcoming X.commerece Innovate Conference due within couple of weeks. The company is preparing to disclose its vision for the future of ecommerce under GSI Commerce, PayPal, Magento and eBay brands. We have also come to know that Kate Mitic will be one among other keynote speakers at the conference. Some big announcements are anticipated at the event from both the companies.

What we can assume that the announcement would definitely be in context to the Facebook Platform and recently announced Open Graph. According to many analysts, the Facebook Credits will more than likely be limelight in the event. We are trying to get some more information on the upcoming event and the secret joint partnership of eBay and Facebook.

Kate Mitic is undoubtedly a genius whenever it comes to mobile technology. In her career she has accomplished several different tasks such as her efforts in launching Palm Pre as well as the company’s app store. She is well-experienced and has a thorough understanding of building and promoting developer platform, particularly in mobile technology and can be a key member for eBay endeavors to substitute the wallet with the phone by 2015.

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