Kara Swisher

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Yahoo M&A/HR Head (And No-Telecommuting Hammer) Reses Gets New Title

While some — well, I do — like to refer to her as the “Yahoo exec who wrote that doozy of an anti-telecommuting memo,” Jackie Reses, Yahoo’s EVP of people and development, now has the title of Chief Development Officer. While BusinessWeek reported that this lofty new moniker means she also gets “partner and culture development” in her portfolio, Reses is essentially doing the same job in terms of HR and M&A — mostly in the mobile arena — at the Silicon Valley Internet company.


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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