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Exclusive (Sort Of!): Former Palm Product Marketing Exec Mitic to Facebook

You’d think someone–like BoomTown!–would have noticed the big I’m-going-to-Facebook post former Palm exec Katie Mitic (pictured here) put on her Wall on the social networking site more than three weeks ago.

But–there it was on July 27 from the well-liked Silicon Valley Internet exec: “Jazzed to be joining the very talented and fun team at Facebook in August.” It was followed by dozens of likes and comments.

So much so that on August 2, Mitic–who also worked at Yahoo (YHOO), as an executive-in-residence at Elevation Partners and at many start-ups–followed up: “Overwhelmed by all the good wishes–thanks everyone!!! Now you’ve got me even more excited ;)”

While Mitic’s LinkedIn profile still listed her job at Palm, Facebook confirmed the move, noting she’ll be a top exec in platform marketing.


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— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald