David Marcus

Facebook names 'mobile messaging' chief

FacebookSan Francisco: Facebook announced it has hired the top executive of eBay's PayPal division to lead the social network's efforts to boost its mobile messaging.

David Marcus, who has been president of PayPal, was named to the new post as Facebook appeared set to focus increasingly on messaging.

The California giant said separately it "accidentally" released a version of a new app called "Slingshot," about which reports have been circulating for several weeks.

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