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TripAdvisor adds Zillow, LinkedIn execs to board

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) -- TripAdvisor Inc., which operates travel websites, said Friday that Deep Nishar and Spencer Rascoff were elected to its board of directors.

Nishar is a senior vice president of products and user experience at LinkedIn, the online professional networking service. Rascoff is the CEO and director of Zillow Inc., the real estate website.

"Both Deep and Spencer have extensive backgrounds and experience with innovative, respected Web-based companies," said Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor's CEO, in a statement.

Before working at LinkedIn, Nishar was senior director of products at Google Inc., the Internet search company. Rascoff was previously vice president of TripAdvisor's rival, Expedia Inc.