Kara Swisher

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Mayer Brings in First Googler — In PR — To Yahoo

New CEO Marissa Mayer has brought her first Googler over to Yahoo — one of her longtime PR staffers, Anne Espiritu. Espiritu worked closely with Mayer at the search giant, especially on various media appearances and on consumer products. Google confirmed the departure of Espiritu, who will be on the corporate communications staff at Yahoo. But the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s current PR spokeswoman, Dana Lengeek, heads out the door.


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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