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• In Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports that “Target Corp. has hired Facebook executive Hari Govind as senior vice president of infrastructure and operations, landing a high-profile tech veteran at a time when technology is becoming increasingly vital to the retailer’s operations.

“Govind has more than 20 years of experience leading engineering and product management teams, and has expertise in social media, e-commerce, digital advertising, search and cloud infrastructure, the company said in announcing Govind’s hire.” The story says that Govind, as Facebook’s group manager on the infrastructure team, “is credited with helping to scale platforms for Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus.”
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