Peter Kafka

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Before Google Deal Closes, Motorola Buys Video Guide Start-Up SetJam

Motorola Mobility, which is supposed be acquired by Google, has made bought a company in the meantime: The mobile handset maker has picked up SetJam, a small New York-based company that provides online video listings and data. SetJam originally positioned itself as a consumer-facing Web site, but appears to have pivoted to a B2B service; former SetJam CEO Ryan Janssen announced the deal via email.

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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google