Media industry moves
* Amazon.com Inc. is opening seven new fulfillment centers in India, the Press Trust of India reported April 5. The expansion will create 1,200 additional jobs in the country, and give Amazon a total of 34 fulfillment centers across 10 Indian states.
* Warner Music Group Corp. named Max Lousada CEO of Recorded Music, the company said April 5. Lousada, who will lead Warner Music Group's global Recorded Music operations, currently serves as chairman and CEO of Warner Music U.K.
* National CineMedia Inc. named Scott Felenstein its executive vice president and chief revenue officer, according to an April 5 news release. Felenstein joins the company from Discovery Communications Inc. where he most recently was executive vice president of national advertising sales.
* Twitter Inc. is parting ways with Aliza Knox, head of the social media service's Asia-Pacific operations, TechCrunch reported April 4. Knox is stepping down from her position after more than four years and will be replaced by Maya Hari, who has served as Twitter's managing director for India and Southeast Asia.
* Active Network LLC said April 3 that it named Dana Jones CEO of the company. Jones started working at Active Network in October 2016 as president. Darko Dejanovic, who has been Active Network's CEO since November 2013, will now serve as executive chairman and will continue to serve as a director.
* Rachel Glaser is stepping down as CFO of Leaf Group Ltd. to pursue other opportunities, according to an April 3 SEC filing. Glaser, who joined the company in April 2015, plans on remaining in her current position at Leaf Group until early May.
* TiVo Corp. named Roz Ho senior vice president and general manager of consumer and metadata, the company said April 3. Ho will also oversee the company's strategic product roadmaps, manage business operations and will continue to work with TiVo's business groups. Ho previously was head of product management for Ericsson AB's TV and video products.
* Jenny Wall, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Hulu LLC, has decided to leave the company, Variety reported March 31. Wall, who left Netflix Inc. in 2014 to serve Hulu, will stay on through the end of May.
* Palmer Luckey, the co-founder of Facebook Inc.-owned virtual reality company Oculus VR Inc., is leaving the company, a spokesperson confirmed to S&P Global Market Intelligence on March 31. Luckey has faced controversies over reports he funded a company that created memes supporting Donald Trump's presidential bid, as well as for violating a non-disclosure agreement with ZeniMax Media Inc. when he developed early versions of Oculus' Rift headset.
* Amazon is closing parenting-focused ecommerce unit Quidsi due to its inability to generate a profit, Bloomberg News reported March 29. About 260 staff will be laid off in June once the New Jersey-based company that runs Diapers.com and Soap.com shuts down. Quidsi's software development team will instead focus on grocery delivery service AmazonFresh.
Communications industry moves
* Andrew Crouch is joining Zayo Group Holdings Inc. as president and COO, the company said April 4. Crouch most recently was regional president of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Level 3 Communications Inc. Current President and COO Chris Morley will stay with the company during a transition period.
* Verizon Communications Inc. plans to combine AOL Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. into a newly created division, called Oath, after the deal to acquire Yahoo closes, Business Insider reported April 3, citing a confirmation by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong.
* AT&T Inc. created a new Global Public Sector organization, which will be led by Kay Kapoor as president, the company said April 3. The organization gives advanced information and communications technologies to government and education customers across federal, state, local and international public sector markets.
* Verizon said March 31 that it is restructuring its operations to focus on three areas: media and telematics; network and technology; and customer and product operations. As part of this structure, former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg was tapped to lead Verizon's new network and technology team as executive vice president. Marni Walden will serve as executive vice president of media and telematics, while John Stratton has been named executive vice president for customer and product operations.