Kara Swisher

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Google’s Asia-Pacific President Alegre to Replace Yahoo-Bound De Castro

Daniel Alegre, who is currently Google’s president of Asia-Pacific and worldwide mobile, will replace outgoing sales exec Henrique De Castro as president of its partners business solutions. De Castro was hired today by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer — also an ex-Googler — to be COO of the Silicon Valley Internet giant.


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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