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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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