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Yahoo Search Exec Chang Lands at Mobile Ad Start-Up

Longtime Yahoo search veteran Chi-Chao Chang, who left the Internet giant recently, has landed at xAD, a San Francisco-based mobile local search advertising network. He’ll be its president of product and technology and said, in an interview, he made the move to focus on an emerging digital arena. Chang, a key exec in Yahoo’s troubled search alliance with Microsoft, was VP and GM of the global search business at Yahoo and had been at the company since 1999.

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald