NPR web chief moves to innovating crafts e-market

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Maria Thomas, builder of NPR’s web services since 2001, will return to cutting-edge e-commerce in May, reported Tuesday. She’ll be chief operating officer of, a three-year-old Brooklyn-based online marketplace for handmade craft objects that recently sold more than 400,000 items worth $5.6 million in March. She came to NPR from “It is about an opportunity for me, and not much to do with NPR,” Thomas told PaidContent. See press accounts of