Kara Swisher

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Yahoo Loses Monetization/E-Commerce Platform VP to LinkedIn

Greg Arnold, the executive in charge of Yahoo’s monetization/e-commerce platform. is joining LinkedIn to drive monetization there.

A LinkedIn spokeswoman confirmed the move after an inquiry by BoomTown and said Arnold would be director of engineering, working on monetization products at the fast-growing business networking site.

I am still waiting to hear from Yahoo about the departure, but sources said the announcement about Arnold was going out today.

Arnold seems to have survived the recent spate of layoffs at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, so I am chalking this one up to another drip in the continued talent drain at the Yahoo.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik