I can confirm reports that Christopher Payne, co-founder of Positronic, Inc., has joined eBay as VP of Search. Additionally, Positronic co-founder Dane Glasgow has joined eBay as VP of Engineering. I can also confirm that eBay has acquired Positronic to help with efforts at leveraging machine learning to provide a more predictive and compelling customer experience.
Founded in 2007, Positronic has created predictive models and a machine learning platform that is vital for developments in search-based initiatives. Currently based in Seattle, WA, the team will relocate to San Jose.
I already have an interview scheduled for early next week with both Christopher and Dane that I look forward to sharing with readers here on Ink.