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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2489 - March 01, 2011 - ISSN 1539-5065    4 of 5

Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman Joins Zipcar Board

By Ina Steiner
March 01, 2011

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Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman joined the board of directors of Zipcar, replacing long-time Zipcar investor and board member, Jim Gerson. Zipcar is a car-sharing network with more than 530,000 members and 8,500 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout the U.S., Canada and UK. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for an alternative to the high costs and hassles of owning a car.

Whitman said in a statement, "I am delighted to be joining the Zipcar board at such an exciting time in the company's development. I believe passionately in the power of technology and innovation to drive new forms of consumer behavior. eBay transformed how people think about retail by allowing consumers to buy and sell goods through online auctions, and I believe Zipcar is positioned to transform how people think about transportation. In my view, car sharing is one of the most exciting innovations in transportation since the invention of the automobile."

Whitman recently rejoined the board of directors of Procter & Gamble and also recently joined the board at Hewlett Packard.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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