Kara Swisher

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Exclusive: High-Ranking Yahoo Product Exec Shaughnessy Departs

Bill Shaughnessy, who is Yahoo’s SVP of product management, is leaving the company, according to an internal memo he sent out this morning to staff. The former Microsoft exec came to the Silicon Valley Internet giant in mid-2010, part of the team assembled by Chief Product Officer Blake Irving. It’s not clear why Shaughnessy has left now, but Yahoo is about to undergo a major restructuring under new CEO Scott Thompson.


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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