Kara Swisher

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Former CMO Spillman Departs Yahoo

According to sources close to the situation, former Yahoo marketing head Mollie Spillman will be leaving the company. The move is not unexpected, especially after new CEO Marissa Mayer suddenly replaced her with former Lockerz CEO Kathy Savitt in late August. Mayer has already moved aside several key execs since her arrival in July, and more changes in the top ranks are coming as she preps a new strategic direction for the Silicon Valley Internet 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