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Eric Feng, a mainstay in digital media properties such as Hulu, Airtime and Erly, announced on Friday that he will join the executive team of Flipboard, the social magazine app made popular on smartphones and tablets. Feng will join the startup as CTO and second in command to CEO Mike McCue, and will head up engineering and strategy for the company. Feng will also bring along Eugene Wei, a colleague of Feng’s who rose to prominence at Hulu and was VP of Product at Erly.
News Bytereported earlier that it would, Facebook announced a series of new retail partnerships at an event on Thursday evening, adding brands like the Gap, Fab and Dean & DeLuca to the list of choices from which Facebook users can buy one another using the company’s “Gifts” product. The partnership also adds a number of non-physical gifting options to Facebook’s roster, including subscriptions from Hulu, Rdio and Pandora.