Thompson Lands at ShopRunner

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    Scott Thompson is now running ShopRunner.com.

    Once a C-level executive, pretty much always a C-level executive: former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, forced out because of a nonexistent degree listed on his resume, is now CEO of ShopRunner.com.

    Thompson, who joined Yahoo in January and who left in May, had listed a computer science degree on his CV, but investor group Third Point discovered it, using the revelation to oust Thompson.

    ShopRunner, based in Menlo Park, is an e-commerce site (that offers two-day free shipping). In a news release, ShopRunner is clear that they've chosen Thompson, a member of its board of directors, for its (hopefully) coming growth phase:

    In its next evolution, ShopRunner will be expanding its offerings, both in its breadth of participating merchants, and its benefits to members, including PayRunner, a two-click checkout experience that makes it fast and convenient for ShopRunner members to purchase, and ShopRunner PickupPoints - a service that gives members the option to have packages delivered to thousands of convenient retail store locations. With Thompson at its helm, ShopRunner is positioned to facilitate billions of dollars of commerce, online and offline.