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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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google