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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Instacart said on Tuesday it hired Bangaly Kaba as vice president of growth from Facebook Inc’s Instagram as the grocery delivery startup tries to make itself a household name.
Kaba, who had been with Facebook since 2014, said in a statement to Reuters that his team helped double Instagram’s monthly users to more than 1 billion in about two years, and he saw the opportunity for similar growth at Instacart.
“While the two ‘Instas’ are inherently different products, I see the same growth potential in Instacart that I saw in Instagram’s early days,” he said.
As part of Instacart’s product organization, Kaba’s unit will be focused on attracting customers and turning them into paying members of a grocery service that competes with Amazon.com Inc and several boutique players to bring online grocery orders direct to Americans’ doorsteps.
Instacart’s previous growth chief left in September.
The company raised $ 871 million from investors, including U.S. hedge fund Tiger Global Management, in recent weeks, valuing the startup at nearly $ 7.9 billion.
Reporting by Paresh Dave; Editing by Dan Grebler
BERLIN (Reuters) – German lawmakers will question a senior Facebook Inc manager about data privacy in the wake of revelations that the personal information of millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Lawmakers in the Bundestag lower house of parliament will grill Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president for global public policy, during a closed-door session on Friday morning.
The meeting mirrors the appearance of Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg before a U.S. Congressional joint hearing on April 10-11 over the scandal engulfing the world’s largest social network.
The 87 million Facebook users affected included nearly three million Europeans and Zuckerberg is also under pressure from EU lawmakers to come to Europe to shed light on the data breach.
“Facebook needs to show more openness and transparency when dealing with user data,” said Nadine Schoen, deputy leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc in the Bundestag.
She said Facebook needed to do more than just pay lip service and it remained to be seen how serious the company was about really improving user rights.
“It is not enough to exchange the gray T-shirt and jeans for suit and tie,” she said in reference to Zuckerberg’s appearance in the U.S. Congress.
The senior lawmaker said that Facebook so far was giving the impression that it only wanted to save its business model.
“For example, the company is already rowing back in the supposedly world-wide announced implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation,” Schoen warned, referring to privacy rules that will enter force in the European Union next month.
“We no longer need excuses, but facts,” she said.
German Justice Minister Katarina Barley last month summoned executives of the firm, including European public affairs chief Richard Allan.
Misuse of data by Facebook means it will in future be bound by stricter regulations and the threat of tougher penalties for further privacy violations, Barley said after the meeting.
Reporting by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Douglas Busvine
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Open source Rancher manages Kubernetes and Swarm container clusters, aiming to simplify container deployment in production enterprise clouds.