Liz Gannes

Recent Posts by Liz Gannes

Hearsay CEO Clara Shih Named to Starbucks Board

Starbucks has named Clara Shih, the CEO of Hearsay Social, to its board of directors.

Hearsay is a social media management tool for corporate brands that have local stores and representatives (in the mold of, say, Starbucks). It powers 16,000 such pages on Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Twenty-nine-year-old Shih is the author of the business book “The Facebook Era,” and was previously at Salesforce.

Other prominent tech execs on the Starbucks board include Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson, though Sandberg has indicated she will not run for re-election next year.


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus