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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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