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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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