TOP NEWS Taps eBay For Product VP

The Generations Network, parent company of genealogy-oriented Web site, reported Thursday that it has hired Eric Shoup as vice president of product for its business unit. The Provo, Utah-based company said Shoup will work out of its San Francisco office as he leads the product management and user interface design teams for The Generations Network described Shoup as a product marketing and general management veteran who most recently spent five years with online auctioneer eBay, ultimately rising to general manager of eBay's Stores and ProStores business units. Prior to eBay, Shoup held product marketing and management roles at Commerce One and US Interactive, The Generations Network said.