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Google’s Marissa Mayer Headed to Walmart Board

Google’s Marissa Mayer is about to get a board seat with the world’s biggest retailer. Mayer, Google’s vice president of local and maps, has been nominated to join Walmart’s board of directors. Assuming her nomination goes through, it will be her first board seat at a major corporation. Walmart already has a Silicon Valley power player on its board — Accel’s Jim Breyer has been there since 2001.


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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