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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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