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Gilt Grabs Citi’s Tracey Weber for COO Spot

Online retailer Gilt has hired Tracey Weber as chief operating officer from Citibank, where she ran the company’s online and mobile banking services. Weber will report to new CEO Michelle Peluso, who joined Gilt after working at Citibank parent Citigroup.


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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