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StumbleUpon Snags Yahoo Exec for VP of Product Role

StumbleUpon Thursday morning tapped former Yahoo executive Cody Simms to be vice president of product at the social discovery Web site. Simms spent seven years at Yahoo in various product-related roles, and previously held product positions at the New York Times and NBC Internet. The hire comes little more than a month after StumbleUpon co-founder Garrett Camp stepped down from the CEO position, which remains to be filled.


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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