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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus