Kara Swisher

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New Yahoo Chief of Staff Comes In, While Previous One Goes to Facebook

New Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has selected Marta Nichols, who was the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s VP of investor relations, as his new chief of staff. Interestingly, Joel Jones, the chief of staff under Thompson’s predecessor, has moved to Facebook. After CEO Carol Bartz was ousted in the fall, Jones moved to a job as VP of Americas Ad Marketplaces at Yahoo, but he’ll now be part of the business operations team focused on the advertising business at the social networking giant.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”