Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Jai Ho! Employee Flash Mob Dances in Yahoo’s 17th Birthday.

Yahoo celebrated its 17th birthday last Friday and — in spite of some seriously troubling changes going on at the Silicon Valley Internet giant — the fantastic employees got together for a flash mob of dancing.

Set to a number of songs, including the catchy “Jai Ho!” from “Slumdog Millionaire,” a group took over the URL’s Cafe on the main campus in Sunnyvale and let it fly.

(Thanks to Yahoo Chief Product Officer Blake Irving for the tip on the video via Twitter.)


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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