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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik