Kara Swisher

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Mayer Lures Google Deals Lawyer to Yahoo

According to several sources, Yahoo has hired Google senior corporate counsel James Loftus to work on deals for the Silicon Valley Internet giant. Loftus has been at the search giant since 2009 as an M&A attorney, and worked on the acquisition of Zagat, an acquisition that was spearheaded by former Google exec Marissa Mayer, who is now Yahoo CEO. Loftus will report to Jackie Reses, who runs HR, as well as corporate and business development.


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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