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Social commenting and curation startup Livefyre announced on Monday that it has hired Ramana Rao as the company’s new chief technical officer. Before joining Livefyre — which, disclosure, AllThingsD uses for managing site comments — Rao was VP of product at the Washington Post Company after his news aggregation startup, iCurrent, was acquired in 2010.
News Bytereports GigaOm, which says the executive has assumed a similar role at ServiceNow. Leinwand was a key executive helping to shift the company from Amazon’s cloud services to its own infrastructure. Leinwand follows a string of other departures as the company’s stock continues to trade near all-time lows.
News Bytehas appointed Joseph Essas to the position of CTO, effective July 18. Previously, Essas was CTO at eHarmony; before that, he served as VP of Engineering of Yahoo’s search-marketing division. In March, OpenTable announced it was on a hunt for a new executive, after it said Charles McCullough, who was the SVP of Engineering, was leaving the company.